New Nissan Teana Launched in China

Back in July 2012, this sedan model entered production at Nissan's assembly plant in Tennessee as the fifth-generation Altima. Built on an updated D platform, the car offers improved economy, safety systems and styling.
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Now, the Altima is making its way to the Chinese market, where large sedans like this are popular. However, in China and most parts of Asia, the Altima is actually known as the Teana.

To keep costs down, the Teana will be locally assembled at Nissan's factory in Xiangyang, Hubei province. It's still about a month away from reaching dealerships, being offered only with a 2.5-liter engine and the latest Xtronic CVT

“It doesn’t get any more important than this. This is the flagship of the Nissan range in China. This represents everything that we are about,” said Nissan Executive Vice President Andy Palmer, at the launch in Guangzhou.

“We are confident because the new generation Teana is a stronger product," said Dongfeng Nissan Vice President Ren Yong. "It contains even more of our efforts and we’ve done thorough preparations for it. We hope that with the launch the new Teana, it will bring momentum to dealers and for our sales. It will also allow customers to experience the benefits of the new Teana and return us to a position of strength.”


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