• Apr 21st 2008 at 3:28PM
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Click above for high-res gallery of the Nissan Teana and Teana XV

Back in October of last year, Nissan unveiled the Intima concept at the 2007 Tokyo Motor Show. The large front-wheel-drive sedan previewed the styling for the new Teana (above, dark) and more luxurious Teana XV (above, light) that Nissan and its Chinese joint-venture partner Dongfeng debuted at the Auto China show in Beijing. The connection between concept and production vehicle is strong here, with the windswept front fasica, large greenhouse, and kink at the bottom of the C-pillar coming over intact. The flush grille, LED headlamps and suicide doors, however, did not.

The Teana will have a strong link to the western world thanks to the platform on which it rides, which is also shared with the Altima, Maxima and Murano. Power is provided by Nissan's award-winning 3.5L VQ V6 engine, which is mated to a CVT transmission for the Chinese. It appears that a bevy of 2.0 and 2.5L four-cylinder powerplants will also be available when the car goes on sale in late Summer.

Make no mistake, the Teana is a large, luxurious front-wheel-drive sedan, just like the current Maxima here in the U.S. It even features such niceties as a BOSE 5.1-channel surround sound system and Nissan's panoramic sunroof in the XV version.
Check out more pics of the new Nissan Teana in the gallery below.

All photos Copyright ©2008 Bin Chen / Weblogs, Inc.

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      • 7 Years Ago
      the exterior design is chinese-ish so i dont expect it to come here (and they shouldn't bring it here because people are happy with there altima's) and once again, nissan is using infiniti's interior. i am not sure why they are doing that with the new maxima or the murarano. anybody know?
      • 7 Years Ago
      Huh. Kinda like a "Bizarro World" Altima, if the bland, pre-Ghosn Nissan of the '90s was still with us.
      • 7 Years Ago
        • 7 Years Ago
        I'm not on crack. It's meth. I'll stop ganking on it to see if it looks better....

        Nope. Still butt ugly.

        I do agree with you though in that the Chinese version is as bland as a Toyota. I wouldn't buy either one but I like the other Nissan range of products including my Armada.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Ah yes, the Armada, nice truck indeed. It's a damn shame that in a few years the Armada won't exist anymore. Not as we know it anyway.


        Granted this article speaks only about the Titan, QX56 and Quest, but rest assured the Armada will be affected as well.

        Back on topic... at least you agree the Teana is a bland mobile, so maybe the meth is working, wanna pass some my way?
        • 7 Years Ago
        You sir are on crack! The new "liquid motion" 09 Maxima we are getting is so much nicer, bolder and more aggressive looking then this boring thing. The new 09 Maxima shares design cues with the GT-R (and rumor has it the upcoming 370Z) and has a sporty look to it. This Teana looks like it shares design cues with the Toyota Avalon, king of the bland mobiles. I would take sporty over bland any day.
      • 7 Years Ago
      yeah, looking good. the previous generation was looking so bland.
      • 7 Years Ago
      All I can say is that I am so glad that we get the 2009 Maxima over here and that its exterior styling looks nothing like this blandmobile. The Teana would singularly ruin Nissan's sportier alternative image in the U.S.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Like if the Altima and the Maxima had sex and then the offspring got fat.