Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. today revealed the new Nissan Teana premium
sedan at the 2008 Beijing International Automotive Exhibition. Joining
the global debut of the Teana in Beijing is the Infiniti EX luxury
sport crossover, launching for the first time in China.
"When we introduced Teana in 2004, it sent a clear signal that
Nissan was serious about growth in China," said Carlos Ghosn, President
and CEO, Nissan Motor Company Ltd. "The all-new Teana again
demonstrates our commitment to high quality and world-class products
for the Chinese consumer," continued Ghosn.
Teana was designed under the concept of modern luxury and
relaxation. Defined by a bodyline that is a graceful and sweeping arc,
the new Teana embodies sophistication. Known as a pioneer of the
"modern living" concept through its first generation, the Teana evolves
the interior design to focus on relaxation for all passengers.
Teana is available with the combination of the highly regarded V6
engine (VQ25DE and VQ35DE versions) and XTRONIC CVT. This combination
provides both high performance yet refined long distance cruising. For
China, a four-cylinder in-line engine (MR20DE) is also available,
designed to maximize fuel economy and performance.
Joining the Teana on the Nissan stand will be two highly innovative
concept vehicles, both being shown in China for the first time.
Fresh from its enthusiastic welcome at the Tokyo and Geneva motor
shows, the PIVO2, takes the idea of a zero emission urban commuter
vehicle and packs it full of fun and functionality to create a unique
relationship between car and driver. Pivo2 features the following
- Pivo 2 employs a Robotic Agent that serves to connect the car and driver, engendering feelings of affection and trust.
- With its 360-degree revolving cabin, its front door is accessible
from any direction - allowing the door to be turned to face entering
passengers wherever they are standing, providing a warm welcome.
- Its Metamo (variable steering geometry) System not only enhances
convenience, it also contributes to improved dynamic performance and
The second concept vehicle is the highly innovative NV200 concept
commercial vehicle - showing the way forward for a smart business tool
that combines style with functionality.
The recently announced Livina C-Gear joins the Livina, Livina
Geniss, Tiida sedan and hatchback, Sylphy, Qashqai, 350Z and Paladin
SUV completing the showcase of Nissan vehicles at the Beijing show.
Infiniti will display the EX35, the fourth Infiniti model to come to
market in China since the luxury brand was introduced in November 2006.
The EX35 offers an exceptional combination of seductive design, elegant
interior and advanced technology systems to satisfy the expectations of
the Chinese driver.
"As one of Infiniti's most advanced products, the EX35 will offer
automotive customers in China refinement and sophistication along with
next-generation technologies," said Carlos Tavares, Executive Vice
President of NML. "We expect EX35 to set a new standard for luxury
crossover vehicles, spurring the growth of this dynamic segment and
becoming a leader in the Chinese market."
The Infiniti G35 sedan, the Infiniti FX premium SUV and the Infiniti M35 will complete the Infiniti display at this year's show.