June 04, 2010

Nissan Teana

A little history

The Teana took the place of the Cefiro as Nissan’s upper middle-range offer in 2003, though the older name was retained for the new car on some export markets. Base engine was still a 2.0-litre four, but the 3.0-litre V6 used by the previous Brougham VIP gave way to a larger 3.5-litre on the new luxurious 350JM. A rather conventional car, the Teana was only available as a large saloon, mostly sold in Asia and Australasia.

The first-generation Teana had a rather short career, being discontinued in 2008 after an early 2005 facelift. A new Teana, graced with a similar styling, powered by identical engines but built on a brand-new platform, succeeded it and is still currently produced.

About the model

Model: Nissan Teana
Year: c.2003
Maker: Autorozza
Scale: 1/43
Distributed by: unknown
Acquired: brand new, in February 2007, in Hong Kong, S.A.R.

A superb model apparently produced for the promotion of the Teana. All details are splendid, both inside and outside. The same can be said of the gorgeous blue paint. My rating is 16/20.





interdomin said...

this car was called "Nissan Maxima" in Spain.

lorenzo721 said...

True. Not that I knew it actually, I've just learned it while preparing this post. Otherwise I'm quite lost between the multiple names Japanese cars can have depending on the market they're sold.