• Jul 7th 2010 at 11:41AM
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2011 Nissan Quest teasers – Click above for high-res image gallery

Nissan dropped the first teaser image of the 2011 Quest minivan just before this year's New York Auto Show, and now we're seeing more shadowy angles of the new minivan, including the interior. Toyota's new "Swagger Wagon" is already off to a good start, and Honda's angular new Odyssey will be hitting the road later this year, so the minivan segment is starting to get pretty competitive once again.

From these teasers, we see a shapely new nose and a very upright rear greenhouse that gives the illusion of wrapping all the way around the D-pillar (sort of like what Nissan has done on the Cube). Nothing too outrageous has been done to the interior, but we expect overall refinement to be substantially better than what we've seen in previous Quests, and the usual host of cubbies and cup holders will surely be on hand.

The 2011 Quest will make its official public debut at this December's Los Angeles Auto Show, and those of you who are salivating at the thought of a new Nissan van can stay up to date on the newly launched Quest microsite. In the meantime, check out the gallery below to see the latest teasers, and follow the jump to read Nissan's (very short) press release.

[Source: Nissan]
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2011 Nissan Quest Previewed on Consumer Microsite

Photos of Next-Generation Nissan Minivan Now Available, Quest Set for Winter 2011 Launch

Nissan North America, Inc. today provided an early look at the next generation Nissan Quest minivan. A limited series of photographs is now available for consumer viewing on a special Quest microsite, www.nissanusa.com/microsite/quest.

The all-new Nisan Quest makes its world debut at the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show in November and will go on sale at Nissan dealers nationwide in early 2011.

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      • 5 Years Ago
      That dash looks like the Infiniti M's, nice work. I dunno what's with Japanese minivans' goofy exterior proportions lately, but I like this interior the best of the three.
      • 5 Years Ago
      What happened to the diesel that was hinted at with the last Nissan minivan concept? A smaller diesel in a minivan would be awesome.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Nissan's diesel plans were for a 3-liter Renault-sourced V6 in the Maxima. IIRC, those plans have been scrapped.

        That being said, anyone want to bet that the VQ will be the only engine offered? I wonder if Nissan will add direct injection to the VQ to boost mileage...
      • 5 Years Ago
      Any chance I could get one with stock purple velour seats?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Compared to the upcoming Odyssey and the current Sienna, it looks huge. For me personally, i would take the Sienna first, this quest second and the new Odyssey last. I just cant deal with the monstrosity starting from the C pillar on the Odyssey.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Honda must be feeling really dumb. They sure nailed the 'gimmick' styling schtick. The Sienna still looks best (sleeker, less 'granny') but this Nissan is going to have appeal. It looks as if they went for a more 'posh' vein with all that chrome, delicate side swoops and frilly wheels.

      All that said, did Nissan really just skip any sort of manual shifting detail? I don't see notching (Sienna) or paddle shift options. I know vans aren't for sporty moves, but I really shift my [last model] Sienna for hilly braking and fast brake-free slowdowns when the cops show up. Saves the brakes on a heavy rig too..
      • 5 Years Ago
      not sure what it has under the hood, but in order to compete with chrysler's updated minivans this fall, it will need to have the maxima's power output. chrysler will be using their new 3.6 liter v6 that makes 290-hp in the grand cherokee and the torque is 260...i would actually expect the numbers to go up like they usually do when in a regular car!
        • 5 Years Ago
        I'd expect the power numbers to go down. 280hp, 255ft-lbs
        Transverse installation is usually inferior to longitudinal.
      • 5 Years Ago
      BEST looking minivan ever! Really makes the Honda look like a POS.
      Just wish they would hide the sliding door channel along the window sill though.
        • 5 Years Ago
        The problem is that they're still stuck in the minivan paradigm.
      • 5 Years Ago
      It reminds me a little bit of the current Odyssey as well as the Flex - certainly better than what's out right now. I like it!
      • 5 Years Ago
      • 5 Years Ago
      same lousy engine? the VQ is Nissan's core problem.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Front looks a little goofy. Sides and rear look good. That gear selector will always be in the way of the radio when it is in Drive.

      Why do automakers insist on such large gear selectors for auto trannies? Generally, every time you get into the car, you are only going to use it maybe 3 times on that trip, while the driver may adjust the radio many times. Make the gear selector small and unobtrusive. Years ago domestic manufacturers made pushbutton selectors, we need to go back to that design ethos.
      • 5 Years Ago
      At first glance, it looks more promising than the new Odyssey.
      Look forward to comparing the road test results to the competition when they are released.
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