Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., announced today that cumulative sales of the
Tiida compact car (North American name: Versa), topped one million in
March 2008. This milestone comes just three and a half years after the
Tiida was launched on September 30, 2004.
Tiida – Japanese specifications
The Tiida was initially launched in the Japanese market in September
2004, followed by a rollout to the general overseas markets including
China in 2005 with subsequent launches in North America and Europe in
2006 and 2007 respectively. The Tiida has garnered high ratings due to
its spacious and modern interior, impressive driving performance and
high fuel efficiency which surpasses other vehicles in its class.
Following a freshening to the Japan-market models on January 28,
2008, orders for the Tiida and Tiida Latio exceeded the monthly sales
target set for the first two months after launch by more than 250% –
the monthly target for both models was 4,300, versus actual orders of
over 21,540 units – and sales remain strong. Furthermore, the Tiida and
Tiida Latio were relaunched in China following product changes in
November 2007, where sales have remained steady at 12,000 units per
month on average. The Tiida was named China’s “Car of the Year” in
2006, reinforcing its success and popularity in the Chinese market.
Schedule of Tiida launch in major countries/regions
||Tiida launched in Japan
||Tiida Latio launched in Japan
||Tiida Latio launched in China and general overseas market
||Tiida (North American name: Versa) launched in North America
||Tiida launched in Europe
As of March, 2008, the Tiida is sold in 165 countries worldwide.
Cumulative sales figures (As of March 26, 2008)