2016 Nissan Tiida Expands Automaker’s Portfolio in China

Unveiled at the 2016 Beijing Motor Show, the compact hatchback you can admire above is the Chinese take on the Nissan Pulsar. Although it’s sort of hard to explain why, Nissan deemed fitting to promote the Tiida with the help of Yi Jianlian, a Chinese basketball player who also played in the NBA for plenty of teams, including the Dallas Mavericks, New Jersey Nets, and the Washington Wizards.
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The thing is, I find it amusing that a 7-foot (2.13 meter) tall gentleman is the ambassador for the 2016 Nissan Tiida in China, especially if you try to imagine him fitting in the driver’s seat. Nevertheless, autoevolution has tested the Euro-spec sibling of the Tiida and we found it to be spacious enough and generously equipped. However, there are some differences between the Pulsar and Tiida.

If the front fascia reminds you of the Maxima mid-size sedan and the mid-cycle refresh of the Altima, you’re spot on with your assumption. The rear end also differs from the Euro-market Pulsar, but not as much as the front does. As for the interior of the China-spec 2016 Nissan Tiida five-door compact hatchback, there’s little in the way of change here as far as styling, functionality, and ergonomics are concerned.

The range-topping model boasts leather seats that are also heated, a 7-inch infotainment system, buttons on the steering wheel, dual-zone automatic climate control, CVT transmission, basically the best the segment has to offer. Only one powerplant will be available for the Tiida in China, and that is a 1.6 naturally aspirated gasoline-powered mill with start & stop technology. Fuel economy? 44.3 mpg (5.3 l/100 km).

I would like to tell you the price of the 2016 Nissan Tiida, but Dongfeng-Nissan has yet to announce the suggested retail price. By comparison, the outgoing Tiida holds a sticker of 105,300 yuan and can get as costly as 137,300 yuan, which makes for $16,210 to $21,135 according to current exchange rates.
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About the author: Mircea Panait
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After a 1:43 scale model of a Ferrari 250 GTO sparked Mircea's interest for cars when he was a kid, an early internship at Top Gear sealed his career path. He's most interested in muscle cars and American trucks, but he takes a passing interest in quirky kei cars as well.
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