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26th-Jan-2012 : Nissan Teana, the luxurious four-wheeler comes in petrol engine and is brought in India as completely built unit (CBU). The extremely pricey Teana which is also known as Nissan Altima in US market, will come with a highly improved CVT (Continuous Variable Transmission) by 2013 or so. This will surely give a boost to the fuel efficiency of Nissan Teana priced at Rs 21.46 lakh-Rs 25.91 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).
Nissan Motor India Private Limited is one of the popular automobile companies that has produced a wide variety of vehicles in the country's market. Among the models available, Nissan Teana is a stylish sedan, which is available in XL and XV variants. It is being sold only with 2.5-litre petrol engine that is based on a DOHC valve configuration. It is paired with an efficient X-Tronic CVT automatic gear box, which helps in delivering good acceleration and pick up. It has a proficient suspension system that helps the vehicle to remain stable even on uneven road conditions. Meanwhile, its disc braking system is also reliable, which is further assisted by ABS in combination with EBD and brake assist system as well. Furthermore, its rack and pinion based steering system that makes handling quite convenient to the driver. There are a number of safety aspects available like seat belts for all occupants, a highly developed engine immobilizer, vehicle dynamic control, central locking system and a few others for enhancing the protection of its passengers. The insides are quite appealing with a lot of striking features like a smooth dashboard with wooden inserts, illuminated vanity mirror in high end trim, center console with LED illumination, dual zone automatic climate control and premium leather upholstery for well cushioned seats. There is also an advanced audio system available with six speakers that offer an excellent sound experience. It includes a responsive and tilt adjustable steering system with audio controls mounted on it. The comfort fan for the rear passengers is an added advantage. Besides these, it also has some exciting features like a 12V power socket, headlight on warning notification, driver side front window with auto down and anti pinch function, a boot lamp, electrically adjustable external mirrors with side turn blinkers, which further adds to the comfort levels.
In terms of exteriors, this sedan is blessed with a rigid body structure and a sleek design that will undoubtedly attract a number of car enthusiasts. Its overall appearance is further enhanced by a lot of striking features. The front facade looks quite stylish with a large radiator grille that is treated with a lot of chrome. It has a well sculpted bumper that is painted in body color and equipped with a wide air dam. The side profile looks quite attractive with aspects like chrome door handles, body side molding as well as a set of alloy wheels, which are fitted to its neatly carved wheel arches. Meanwhile, its rear end has a decent look and includes an expressive boot lid, LED rear combination lamps and a wide windshield. This vehicle is presently offered in a few exciting metallic paint options for the buyers to select from. Its standard warranty is 24 months or 50,000 kilometers, whichever comes first from the date of deliver. The buyers can further extend this period for up to two years or 80,000 kilometers, whichever is earlier. This sedan will compete with other vehicles like Volkswagen Passat, Toyota Camry and a few others in this segment.
Nissan Teana has its exteriors done up in a stylish way that will lure many buyers. Its overall structure is aerodynamic, while the sleek and slender body line further adds to its appearance. Starting with the front facade, there is a large radiator grille that is equipped with three horizontally positioned slats. It is treated with a lot of chrome and further includes a prominent logo of the company, which is embedded in its center. It is surrounded by a well designed head light cluster that is equipped with powerful halogen lamps in the XL trim. Meanwhile, this cluster features high intensity xenon headlamps with retractable washer as well in the other variant. The windscreen is quite wide and made up of heat reflective glass. It is also integrated with a couple of intermittent wipers. It has a well sculpted bumper that includes a wide air intake section n its center, which helps in cooling the engine quickly. This is further flanked by a pair of bright fog lamps that improves the visibility especially during foggy climatic conditions. Coming to its side profile, there are outside rear view mirrors available in body color. These are electrically adjustable as well as foldable and further integrated with side turn indicators. The base level trim is equipped with a pair of 16 inch alloy wheels, while the other variant gets a set of 17 inch wheels. It has pull type door handles that are garnished with chrome. Other aspects like B-Pillars as well as chrome window sill further adds to the beauty of its side profile. Meanwhile, the company has designed its rear end in an attractive way with an expressive boot lid that includes a chrome strip. It also has the company's badge neatly embossed on it. The LED rear combination lamps are quite bright, while the large windshield comes with a defogger. Another interesting aspect is the panoramic twin sun roof in the top end trim, which adds to the classiness of this vehicle. There is a glass type antenna available that helps in the better reception of radio signals. Apart from these, it includes dual exhaust pipes and a body colored bumper that completes the look of its rear profile. Furthermore, the company has offered it with an exterior chrome package as well, which adds to its overall appearance.
This stylish sedan is designed with a total length of 4850mm along with an overall width of 1795mm, which includes external rear view mirrors as well. It has a total height of 1485mm, which is quite good and offers enough head room to its passengers inside the cabin. This vehicle has a class leading and very spacious wheelbase that measures 2775 mm, while the minimum ground clearance comes to 145mm. The XL variant has the curb weight of 1506 kgs, while it is 1537 kgs for the other trim. The front and rear tread of the XV variant comes to 1550mm and 1555mm respectively, while the same measures 1560mm and 1565mm in the other trim. On the other hand, the XL variant supports a minimum turning radius of 5.4 meters, while the other trim takes 5.8 meters of radius, which is rather good for such a long vehicle.
The automaker has done up the interiors of this sedan in an elegant way. It is packed with quite a number of sophisticated features. It is incorporated with wide and well cushioned seats that are covered with plush leather upholstery. The XV variant has front ventilated seats with two stage cooling and heating facility. It also has electrically adjustable driver's seat with two programmable memory functions and lumbar support as well. The rear seat has center arm rest for added comfort of the back seat passengers. This arm rest has stylish wood finishing and includes two cup holders as well. The aspects like steering wheel, gear changing lever and the parking brake lever are all wrapped with high quality leather upholstery, which further adds to the elegance of its interiors. The wood design decor on the dashboard makes it look quite elegant. It houses a number of equipments like air vents, glove box compartment and a steering wheel with wood inserts on it. The center console is neatly designed and further equipped with an advanced music system. Meanwhile, its instrument cluster is integrated with a few functions and displays various notifications that adds to the convenience of driver. Some of these include outside temperature gauge, driver seat belt warning lamp, low fuel consumption display and a few others. The door trims are padded, while the front seats have back pockets to place a few things. There are also many storage spaces available in the cabin like two cup holders at front and rear armrest, sun glass holder, door pockets as well as a spacious glove compartment that is lockable. There is also a digital clock and a 12V power outlet available, which is quite useful for charging phones and other gadgets during the journey. Besides these, it is bestowed with interior illumination package that includes foot well lamps, LED indirect illumination of center console, front and rear door grip, rear reading lights, luggage room lamp and a few other such aspects.
There are a number of practical features incorporated in Nissan Teana that helps in enhancing the comfort levels of its passengers. It has electrically adjustable front seats, while the rear one has center armrest along with cup holders for added convenience. This sedan is bestowed with a power steering system that comes with tilt adjustment function. Both the trims are available with an efficient dual zone automatic climate control unit along with air vents for the back seat passengers. The high end XV variant also includes plasma cluster air conditioning system, which is an added feature. Then, there is an advanced music system integrated that keeps its occupants entertained all through their journey. There are a total of six speakers available in the entire cabin, which offers better sound experience. It has all four power operated windows, while there are electrically adjustable outside mirrors, which are foldable as well. Moreover, there is trunk access offered by folding the center armrest in rear seat. The twin sun roof with a power shade is another exciting feature that gives the cabin an open air feeling. It has a multifunctional steering wheel that is mounted with cruise and audio controls, which makes it quite easy for the driver, while operating it. Apart from these, it includes remote trunk opening, cruise control function, rear defogger, intelligent key with a push button ignition, 13 CD case in center console, meter display with fine vision along with illuminated vanity mirror and rear windshield with sun shade in the top end variant.
This stunning sedan is blessed with a very spacious internal section that can take in five occupants with ease. It offers enough thigh support along with knee room as well. The leg room at front and rear is quite good owing to its large wheelbase. Apart from these, there is sufficient head as well as shoulder space provided, which gives them a relaxing driving experience. It has a centrally mounted fuel tank that has the capacity of carrying nearly 70 litres of fuel in it. Furthermore, it is blessed with a 488 litre boot compartment that can be increased by folding the rear seat.
This 2496cc mill is skillfully coupled with an advanced Xtronic CVT (continuously variable transmission) automatic gear box that transmits torque output to its front wheels. This enables the vehicle to achieve an impressive top speed that ranges between 195 to 200 Kmph approximately. Whereas, it consumes around 12 to 14 seconds to break the speed mark of 100 Kmph from a standstill, which is quite exciting for the passengers sitting inside.
The automaker has incorporated this sedan with a commanding 2.5-litre petrol engine that is compliant with all the stringent norms of BS - IV. It has has six cylinders, which are further fitted with twenty four valves in it. This has the ability to displace 2496cc and is based on a double overhead cam shaft configuration. It is integrated with an electronic fuel injection fuel supply system that can help in returning a maximum mileage of 11.07 Kmpl. This motor can generate a peak power of 179.5bhp at 6000rpm along with a maximum torque output of 228Nm at 4400rpm. This mill is paired with an X-Tronic based CVT (continuously variable transmission) automatic gear box that helps in easier gear shifts.
This 2.5-litre petrol power plant is integrated with an EFI (electronic fuel injection) supply system. It can return a fuel economy of 11.07 Kmpl on the highways. Whereas, it comes down to around 8.03 Kmpl when the vehicle is driven under city traffic conditions.
The maximum power churned out by this motor is 179.5bhp at 6000rpm, which is quite good for the Indian road and traffic conditions. At the same time, it can generate a pounding torque output of 228Nm at 4400rpm, which is not bad at all.
This Nissan Teana is blessed with an advanced audio system, which has a touch screen DVD display as well. It features a CD, MP3 player with a six CD changer and has an FM tuner as well. This powerful music system comes with a total of six speakers along with a remote control. It also supports other input options like AUX-In and USB port. It has a multifunctional steering wheel mounted with audio control buttons, which further enhances the comfort levels of driver.
This model series is incorporated with a reliable braking system wherein, its front wheels are fitted with a set of ventilated disc brakes and the rear ones have solid disc brakes. This mechanism is further assisted by anti-lock braking system along with electronic brake force distribution and brake assist as well. On the other hand, it has a sturdy suspension system that comprise of an independent strut for the front axle. Whereas the rear one gets an independent, multi link type of system, which functions excellently even on bad road conditions and gives good driving experience. It has a rack and pinion based electronic power assisted steering system with speed sensitive control. It has tilt adjustment function and enables easy handling of the vehicle.
This sleek looking Nissan Teana sedan series is equipped with some top quality protective aspects, which increases the safety quotient of this premium vehicle. The company has included an advanced VDC (vehicle dynamic control) along with a very responsive EPS (electronic power steering) that helps in better maneuvering of this vehicle at all times. It is also equipped with the advanced anti lock braking system and the electronic brake force distribution along with brake assist, which further helps in improvising the handling and braking mechanism. Some other crucial protective features include a driver as well as a front co-passenger airbag along with side and curtain air bags as well for added safety of the front passengers, a door ajar warning notification in the instrument cluster, an anti theft device with alarm for added protection of the vehicle, speed sensing automatic locks for all the doors that further adds to its security and also a pair of front fog lamps for enhanced visibility to the driver. Then this automatic petrol engine based sedan also has been incorporated with 3-point height adjustable seat belts for all its occupants that has self standing buckles and the driver seat belt also gets a pre-tensioner that has a two stage load limiter as well.
The top end variant has its wheel arches equipped with a set of classy 17 inch light weight alloy wheels of size 17 x 7J. These modish rims are covered with radial tubeless tyres of size 215/55 R 17 94V, which provide an excellent grip on roads. On the other hand, the XL trim is fitted with a stylish set of 16 inch alloy wheels, which are further equipped with 205/65 R16 95H sized tubeless radial tyres. Moreover, a standard spare wheel is offered for both the variants, which is affixed in the luggage compartment along with other tools required for changing a tyre.
1. Ample space for all occupants with captivating interiors.
2. Engine performance is quite good.
3. It is equipped with advanced safety and comfort aspects.
4. The boot compartment and its fuel tank is quite spacious.
5. Its automatic gear box is an added advantage
1. Authorized service centers are quite less.
2. Price range can be more competitive.
3. Its servicing and maintenance costs are slightly higher.
4. Lower ground clearance adds to its disadvantage.
5. Acceleration and pickup can still be made better.
Japanese car maker, Nissan yesterday unveiled the all new Teana together with its JV partner Donfeng Motor Co., Ltd in China. Those not in the know, Teana is the similar vehicle which is sold in various international markets as Altima.
Nissan, one of the leading auto makers from Japan has revealed the revamped Nissan Altima at the New York Auto Show. Originally when the car was launched in US around two decades back, it had radically changed the mid-size sedan segment and now once again the car is ready to revive itself as one of the most potent players in the segment. This car is known as Altima in the US and some other countries as well but for the Indian Car Market this car is known as Nissan Teana. Nissan’s success story is an interesting one, this brand is performing exceptionally well in some countries but in India the brand is having a difficult time to create an impression.
Nissan Teana, the premium sedan from the Japanese car manufacturer is now available at a discounted price of Rs 17.99 lakh for its base variant at a Nissan dealership in Pune. Is it the low sales that forced the dealer to announce such a lucrative cash discount? Or is this basically a part of year- end sales like other car manufacturers that the Nissan dealership has doled out ? There is literally a difference of Rs 4 lakh between the two prices and here’s a brief review on Nissan Teana which could help us understand why this massive cash discount.