April 20, 2008
Nissan Unveils Teana, Infiniti EX35 at 2008 Beijing
International Automotive Exhibition
TOKYO (April 20, 2008) - 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 technologies:
- 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 safety.
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.