Shanghai 11': 2012 Nissan Tiida Unveiled…Our First Look at New Versa

Nissan has officially unveiled the 2012 Tiida hatchback, which is our first look at the all-new Nissan Versa, which will also be unveiled later this week in New York.

The 2012 Tiida gets what Nissan describes as “premium and agile styling”, combined with class leading comfort. The Tiida is powered by the same 1.6L four-cylinder as the Nissan Versa. Although a more exciting Tiida will be introduced in the Chinese market, when the Tiida turbo is introduced. Nissan hasn’t released any specifics about the turbocharged engine, but it could very well be the same turbocharged engine that powers the Nissan Juke.

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Nissan Unveils New Global Hatchback at the 14th Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition

YOKOHAMA (April 19, 2011) – Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. today premiered an all-new hatchback model at the 14th Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition. This new model will be the new generation Tiida in China.


The Tiida hatchback, introduced in China in 2005 from Dongfeng Nissan, is a pioneer in the compact hatchback market in China, selling 85,000 units in 2010. Sold globally in 165 countries, the Tiida is the best-selling model in the current Nissan product lineup.

The all-new Tiida is targeted toward young families who value quality life. With appeal points such as ‘premium and agile styling’, ‘class leading comfort’ and ‘PURE DRIVE revolutionary powertrain’, the new model will continue to be a leading model in the compact hatchback market in China. Nissan will also be the first Japanese automaker to introduce a turbo-charged engine in the Chinese market, with the introduction of the new Tiida’s turbo series.

Based on a keyword ‘Fluid & Brisk’, the new Tiida delivers a new, premium feeling with a smooth, streamlined bodyside, well-balanced proportions and advanced-design exterior parts, such as grilles and lamps with refined details. To further enhance its spacious interior, which has been well received in the previous generation Tiida hatchback, the wheelbase length has been increased by 100mm to ensure best-in-class rear knee room. With increased length and breadth of the front window and optimally-shaped side mirrors for ease of use, visibility is significantly improved contributing to stress-free driving.

Interior design is developed using another keyword – ‘Calm & Refined’. With a comfortable interior to embrace the driver and passengers, an elegant and precisely-crafted meter, a floating center cluster, and wide, super-soft armrests, the car provides premium space offering comfortable feeling in driving.

Driving comfort is also realized by soft, comfortable seats with low vibration which brings about less fatigue during driving.

Installed is a reliable, easy-to-handle, fuel-efficient Nissan HR16DE engine which has been employed in a number of Nissan vehicles. In addition, a range of PURE DRIVE low-emission technologies has also been added, such as latest dual injectors that provides far greater combustion efficiency by finely splashing fuel and Xtronic CVT with an auxiliary transmission. Select models of the all-new Tiida fully meet the stringent third phase fuel-efficiency requirements in China (draft data issued in Nov. 2009).

This new model, to be produced in the Dongfeng Nissan Huadu Plant in Guangzhou, will be released in late May 2011. Followed by its introduction in China, it will be launched in approximately 130 countries around the world by 2014.