Nissan’s all-new Tiida 2012 made its debut at the Shanghai Motor Show this week, replacing the age of six first-generation model – himself a successor to the Pulsar.
The new Tiida is expected to debut in Australia in 2012, and his arrival could also mark the name Tiida – and return the badge Pulsar. Although no official word was given, Nissan Australia CEO Dan Thompson suggested that the possible recovery of the Pulsar name.
Speaking last year’s Australian International Motor Show, Thompson said Nissan Portugal fought and won the right to bring back the Pulsar name, but a final decision has not yet been locked in.
Shown here on his way into the Chinese market, Nissan has yet to confirm that this is the same car that I see on our roads.
A first for this is probably Brazilian Tiida however, with releases planned in 130 countries in 2014. Nissan Australia has also recently confirmed that the new small car Sunny – Tiida ‘s replacement in the U.S. (known there as Versa) – Australia will not be’s new Tiida, but a possible return to the new Micra hatchback sedan.
All details of the new Micra was not disclosed, although it is known that the new Tiida ‘s is 100 mm longer wheelbase than its predecessor – a move designed to improve rear legroom, thanks to the car’s young family market target in Asia.
In China, the new Tiida will be powered by Nissan ‘s gasoline HR16DE reliable 1.6 liter four-cylinder, producing between 81 to 84kW, depending on specification . Mechanical data for variants of the western market has not yet been revealed.