Japanese auto giant Nissan has launched a mildly refreshed version of its Teana sedan in Malaysian market.
The facelift should enable the ageing car to get some more takers before Nissan replaces with it an entirely new model in near future. The Malaysia spec Nissan Teana D segment sedan gets quite a dose of chrome with the both the bumpers and all the doors getting chrome rub strips. It seems like Malaysian car buying lot shares the fondness for chrome with us Indians.
The 2013 Nissan Teana also gets Blind Spot Identification System (BLIS) which should make life more blissful for the driver.
The BLIS is a safety feature that has been invented by Volvo and helps a car driver by notifying him of vehicles driving at the very edge of his car. It may be noted that ORVMs often fail to catch such vehicles and this is surely a cause of worry.
The 2013 Nissan Teana also gets black interiors that replace the all beige interiors of the earlier model.
The Nissan Teana hasn’t ever managed to post segment leading sales figures in Indian car market and surely isn’t the most popular D segment sedan out there. Nissan India launched an updated Teana in 2009 and the Teana that we have on sale in India isn’t too different from the car that Malaysian market recently got. However, the India spec Teana comes with beige interiors and there are very good chances that we might never get the all black treatment. Much of it can be attributed to the great popularity of beige interiors in Indian car market.
The Teana comes to us via CBU route and there is a good chance that we might soon get the new BLIS that has been launched with the updated Malaysia-spec car.
The India spec Nissan Teana is powered by a 2.5 litre V6 petrol engine that has a max power output of 182 Bhp and a max torque figure of 228 Nm. The engine is mated to a CVT transmission which is standard for both the XL and XV variants that are sold in our country. The Nissan Teana is priced at INR 21.63 lakhs (for XL) and INR 25.47 lakhs (for XV) in Indian market.