The President was Japan’s first authentic full-size car. The first-generation model (150) debuted on October 21, 1965. This was followed by a full model change (250) in August 1973, and the third-generation JHG50 was announced on October 24, 1990.
The styling of the JHG50, representing the first full model change in 17 years, was distinguished by the elegant vertical design of its front grille and the grand proportions resulting from its long wheelbase. The interior was enhanced by the extended wheelbase (+180mm) and reduced noise (62dB in the cabin at 100km/h), while comfort was improved further with silk wool seats (standard), Connolly leather seats (option), power seats with auto-lifter, and a central control for the rear seats. Powered by the VH45DE engine (V8 4.5-liter DOHC), offering a maximum output of 270PS, the JHG50 featured the very latest of Nissan’s technologies, as demonstrated by its 4-wheel multilink hydraulic active suspension, V-TCS traction control with viscous LSD, and engine automatic integrated control.
With a minor change in February 1992, the short-wheelbase JS Series was added to the lineup, and in April 1993 a model was launched with the world’s first rear-seat SRS airbags .