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Old 18th January 2007, 22:16   #1
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I was surprised to see that T-Bhpiians have missed out on this.

BANGALORE: Japanese automobile major, Nissan, will sink its teeth deeper into the Indian market in 2007. The Carlos Ghosn-led company will launch its first sedan on Indian roads in March. Called the Nissan Teana, the gasoline motor car will be priced at around Rs 21-22 lakh.
The car will be pitted against Toyota Camry and Honda Accord in the Indian market. Nissan currently sells in India its sports utility vehicle (SUV) X-Trail.
Automobile market sources told TOI that the car will be billed as the vehicle that could make Nissan a household name in India.
Nissan was originally scheduled to launch the sedan under the name of Cefiro, as it is known in some of the markets around the world. The launch was slated for January 2007. Later the company felt it was better to roll-out the car under the Teana brandname, the way it is known In Japan.
Nissan Teana is a mid-sized front wheel drive introduced in 2003. It is exported as Nissan Maxima and Nissan Cefiro to certain markets. It shares the platform with the North American Nissan Maxima and Nissan Altima. The Teana coming to India will be powered by a 2.3-litre engine, market sources said.


Source: Nissan to launch Teana in March-India Business-NEWS-The Times of India

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Old 18th January 2007, 22:22   #2
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Maxima, even if it shows its age nowadays, is a damn good car. I hope we get the new model that was shown in spyshots on thecarconnection.

2.3? The Maxima STILL SELLS because of its super smooth 3.0, not because of how the car looks.
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looks like its going to be a winner in its segment according to car magazine January issue its equipped with 24 valve 3.5 l v6 225 bhp 342 nm and also comes with traction control looks like nissan planning to enter this segment with a bang.
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looks like its going to be a winner in its segment according to car magazine January issue its equipped with 24 valve 3.5 l v6 225 bhp 342 nm and also comes with traction control looks like nissan planning to enter this segment with a bang.
May be...

but, i dont understand how a 21-22L car will make Nissan a shousehold name in india???
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May be...
but, i dont understand how a 21-22L car will make Nissan a shousehold name in india???
Exactly!
First of all the news is from TOI - tabloid of India. They mention the news is not from Nissan, but from their "market sources"... gee I wonder who that is.
With all the launches we have seen, launching a maxima is very much possible, and it could very well be true. I do not see any mass market for CBUs. Without a mass market, Nissan being a household name - is far from true.
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Probably a CBU aimed squarely at the Camry. They dont have a plant and theres no way there are building one before March.
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And I thought that the Nissan Vs Toyota battlein India would begin in the small car segment.

With Toyota unable to meet the camry demand due to supply constraints, it should basically be a battle of which manufacturer is able to meet consumer demand better.
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BTW Maxima is really not a competition for accord and camry in the US, Altima is pitched against Accord and Camry, Maxima is a step above, so if a car which is step above is priced in almost the same price range it should do well, as is its a better looker than both and is more powerful and is a hell of lot better value than the 2.

I cant wait for it to come to india, another one they should look at is the skyline 4dr or the G sedan it would blow the minds of ppl away and they woudl rather have that than the C or 3 i am sure..

but surely nissan needs a car in 5-6L range, then in 15L range and then in this 22-25L range and may be a 35-40L range for something like M45/Fuga or whatever its called in Japan.

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may be a 35-40L range for something the M45 or Fuga or whatever its called in Japan.
I also read in the papers that Nissan has plans of introducing the Patrol..
Now that is something i am looking forward to..

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BTW Maxima is really not a competition for accord and camry in the US, Altima is pitched against Accord and Camry, Maxima is a step above,
Actually, Maxima is pitched against the Accord & the Camry. The Altima was & is below these two. Anything better than the Accords & Camry's will be the Acura's & Lexus', for which Nissan has it's Infiniti series.

One point to note is that cars are being evolved by manufacturers. The Altima used to be a 2.0L, 4 cyl, like the Civic and the Corolla. It was just about 2 yrs back that Nissan gave it a bigger engine. The dimensions of cars like Altima's & Civic's have also been increased, and categorization is slowly becoming a blur -esp when we compare across generations. It would not be right to compare today's version of one car with an entire generation of another model.

Btw, 1day, my observations at the start here are based on my personal usage, testing, and ownership of these cars.
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Actually, Maxima is pitched against the Accord & the Camry. The Altima was & is below these two. Anything better than the Accords & Camry's will be the Acura's & Lexus', for which Nissan has it's Infiniti series.

One point to note is that cars are being evolved by manufacturers. The Altima used to be a 2.0L, 4 cyl, like the Civic and the Corolla. It was just about 2 yrs back that Nissan gave it a bigger engine. The dimensions of cars like Altima's & Civic's have also been increased, and categorization is slowly becoming a blur -esp when we compare across generations. It would not be right to compare today's version of one car with an entire generation of another model.

Btw, 1day, my observations at the start here are based on my personal usage, testing, and ownership of these cars.
There is one car above camry Avalon. Nissan Altima/ Maxima always have been slotted between the two segements: civic/ corolla, camry/ accord, Avalon/.... I thought Nissan tuned for more performance where as Honda/ Toyota catered to reliability, refinement and overall packaging.
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There is one car above camry Avalon. Nissan Altima/ Maxima always have been slotted between the two segements: civic/ corolla, camry/ accord, Avalon/.... I thought Nissan tuned for more performance where as Honda/ Toyota catered to reliability, refinement and overall packaging.
This is true, it is only now toyota is trying to give its cars a more sporty touch to it, else it was always meant for the uneventful type of people who lacked in style(IMHO). Honda was somewhere in between with more style and less sportyness whereas nissan was more sporty and more style than toyota and less than honda, but thats changing too..

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actually its, corolla/civic/sentra accord/camry/altima maxima/avalon, I am not disputing how the cars were places many generations ago, but in the last 2 generations atleast this has been the case, maxima has been more expensive than both the accord and camry whereas altima has been right about the same price, altima has the 2 engine options where which is a 4 banger and a V6. anyhow in todays time my statement still holds..

Unfortunately the time when maxima is changing for the worse is when we are getting to have a feel for that awesome awesome car..

The current generation is soo much sexier than the accord and the camry but the new teana has been spoted and if thats whats replaces the maxima in US, it wouldnt be too good i feel :( i want this 1 yr of last gen to come to india that would give a great option to people to choose between, accord, camry, superb and maxima.

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This is true, it is only now toyota is trying to give its cars a more sporty touch to it, else it was always meant for the uneventful type of people who lacked in style(IMHO). Honda was somewhere in between with more style and less sportyness whereas nissan was more sporty and more style than toyota and less than honda, but thats changing too..

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actually its, corolla/civic/sentra accord/camry/altima maxima/avalon, I am not disputing how the cars were places many generations ago, but in the last 2 generations atleast this has been the case, maxima has been more expensive than both the accord and camry whereas altima has been right about the same price, altima has the 2 engine options where which is a 4 banger and a V6. anyhow in todays time my statement still holds..

Unfortunately the time when maxima is changing for the worse is when we are getting to have a feel for that awesome awesome car..

The current generation is soo much sexier than the accord and the camry but the new teana has been spoted and if thats whats replaces the maxima in US, it wouldnt be too good i feel :( i want this 1 yr of last gen to come to india that would give a great option to people to choose between, accord, camry, superb and maxima.
Altima has a choice of engines comparable to the performance of maxima, hopefully maxima would not be missed. The body looks great too.
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What a pleasant surprise! Maxima is one of the best cars I have driven - I just loved it from every angle. Even the Altima is a very decent car and beats the Corolla hands down in my opinion.

How successful Nissan will be in India will hugely depend on the dealer and service network they will build.
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What a pleasant surprise! Maxima is one of the best cars I have driven - I just loved it from every angle. Even the Altima is a very decent car and beats the Corolla hands down in my opinion.

How successful Nissan will be in India will hugely depend on the dealer and service network they will build.
Dude competition for Corolla is Sentra and not really Altima, but I agree Maxima as in its present state is awesome..
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