Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Nissan releases all-new Thai Teana

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. today announced the launch of the all-new Nissan Teana, which goes on sale on February 5, 2014 at Nissan dealers throughout Japan.  
Nissan Motor Co.’s third-generation Teana will go on sale in Japan on Feb. 5, the automaker said Jan. 20.
Focusing on driving performance and comfort, with a fuel economy of 14.4 km/L, the new model was developed for the global market.
Nissan has set an annual sales target of over 600,000 units in more than 120 countries, including Japan, the United States and China.
The latest Teana inherits the concept of “omotenashi” (hospitality) from its predecessor, said Nissan. A distinct character line stretches from the instrument panel to the door trim, which the company said is “reminiscent of a majestic bird with its wings spread out.” The elegant interior also provides plenty of space for occupants.
A new QR25 engine has been combined with Nissan's XTronic CVT to deliver excellent acceleration off the line, as well as an ample supply of low- and mid-range torque--important when overtaking slower vehicles.
Prices range from 2,429,700 yen ($23,370) to 3,045,000 yen, including consumption tax.
Launched under the concept of "a luxury sedan for sophisticated drivers", the 1st generation Teana was launched in Japan in 2003, and followed by China and other Asian markets since 2004. The 2nd generation evolves the original interior design concept of "modern living" to form the idea of modern luxury and relaxation for all passengers.
The new Teana offers a number of significant “firsts” – including being the first Nissan model in the Japanese market to utilize the newly developed “D” platform and the first in its class to feature a stylish glass roof.
Graceful, Elegant Exterior Styling
-Teana’s new, meticulously executed exterior design presents a modern, artistic form. Defined by its bold yet elegant character line, which forms a sweeping arc extending from the front to the rear of the vehicle.
-The powerful front end is highlighted by a new grille, bumper and headlight design. The grille is composed of horizontal bars, with a three-dimensional look as if cut from a sphere, while the headlights are designed with a vertical motif that flows dynamically from the front. Bi-xenon headlights and Active AFS (Adaptive Front lighting System) are offered as a factory-installed option on the Teana 250XV and 350XV models.
-Teana’s body side treatment blends richly flared body panels with boldly curved lines. The elegant, six-light windows are designed to emphasize the luxurious space of the interior. The outside mirrors are also optimally shaped to minimize wind noise and the side moldings are executed in a sword motif, imparting a sense of fine quality.
-In the rear, the combination lights’ sculpted forms project outward from the body, creating an impressive, wide-looking rear view. The rear bumper provides a feeling of stability and premium quality.
-The Teana is offered in a choice of six attractive exterior colors, including the addition of Deep Amethyst Gray as an all-new Nissan color. All Teana body colors come standard with Nissan's Scratch Shield, which self-repairs minor scratch marks in the paint surface.
A Relaxing, Artistic Interior With Wave-like Design Themes
-The Teana interior is meticulously executed with an emphasis on comfort and fine quality, combining relaxation that soothes both mind and body and hospitality befitting a modern living room for all passengers.
-The seats feature a vibrational absorption urethane cushion material and are shaped so that the occupant's entire body is uniformly supported for enhanced ride comfort. In addition, the seat pads adopt a slab urethane layer to form a three-layered structure that noticeably improves the soft feeling of the seating surface. The double-stitching and three-dimensional shape of the seats conveys an enhanced sense of quality and outstanding workmanship.
-The driver's seat incorporates an adjustable lumbar support mechanism that reduces the feeling of fatigue on long drives, while the front-passenger seat continues to offer the power ottoman that has been a popular comfort feature on the first-generation Teana.
-Teana’s new instrument panel design is highlighted by soft padding, which appears to “float” above the wood-grain paneling. The center cluster panel is integrated with the instrument panel, and the new center console design, which combines slope and wavelike cues, projects a rich three-dimensional image. Even the door trim imparts a comfortable, sofa-like image, while the armrest design projects the impression of abundant size and unity with the seats.
-Indirect lighting is thoughtfully provided in the center console and the door assist grips (excluding the driver's door) to illuminate the surrounding area. Even the door assist grips, while based on ergonomic principles, incorporate a wave-like line for a distinctly fresh look.
-Other interior features created for enhanced passenger relaxation include a front-seat ventilation system and large rear-seat headrests. (The front-seat ventilation system and large rear-seat headrests are factory-installed options, offered in a set together with genuine leather seats on the Teana 250XV and 350XV.)
-Teana is the first in its class to feature a stylish glass roof, extending the open, airy feeling of the interior to the rear-seat area. The new roof is made completely of glass and incorporates a flexible opening/closing mechanism. The front seat have a power glass roof and inner sunshades over both the front and rear seats open/close by motor power (standard on the 350XV and a factory-installed option on the 250XV, 250XL and 250XL FOUR.)
-In addition, Teana comes with an intelligent air-conditioning system featuring a one-touch clean air filtering function for improving the interior air quality at the touch of a button (standard on the 250XV and 350XV and a factory-installed option on all other models).
-Teana’s new Bose surround sound audio system is designed to deliver concert-hall-like sound quality. The multiple channels of this Bose-original digital surround sound system reproduce the sounds of musical instruments and singing voices with real, three-dimensional quality – as if listening to a live performance. Bose Centerpoint™* signal processing circuitry also reproduces two-channel asynchronous sound sources such as conventional CDs and DVDs in a 5.1-channel surround sound format for listening quality comparable to that of home theater systems. The Bose system is standard on the 350XV and a factory-installed option on the 250XV.
* Centerpoint™ is a registered trademark of Bose Corporation of the U.S.