Nissan debuted a series of new models with innovative technologies and design on April 19 at the ongoing Auto Shanghai 2017, bringing Chinese customers a range of vehicles to meet their diverse needs.
The Nissan Kicks crossover, Navara pickup and Vmotion 2.0 concept car made their China premiere at the 17th Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition. The newly introduced Nissan X-Trail sport utility vehicle will also be displayed.
The models add to the lineup of vehicles bringing Nissan Intelligent Mobility, demonstrating Nissan's research and development direction to customers in China. Nissan Intelligent Mobility enables autonomous driving, electrification and connectivity while making driving more enjoyable. Visitors may experience the benefits of these innovations at the Nissan Intelligent Mobility Experience Corner.
"Nissan is proud to participate in the world-class Shanghai auto show and showcase our Vmotion 2.0 design concept and three new models," said Daniele Schillaci, Nissan's executive vice-president for global marketing and sales, zero-emission vehicles and battery business. He is also the chairman of the Management Committee for Japan, Asia and Oceania.
"We are confident that the new Nissan X-Trail, the Nissan Navara and the Nissan Kicks will meet the diverse needs of our customers in China and help make driving safer and more exciting for them."
The Kicks is expected to set a new benchmark for entry-level SUVs and further strengthens Nissan's SUV lineup in China. The Kicks revolutionizes the compact crossover segment with its fresh, youthful design and spacious, comfortable interior. It features characteristics important to the "Dare to Dream" generation, born in China after 1990, including their focus on modernism and a passion for well-designed products.
The X-Trail, one of Nissan's best-selling SUVs in China, debuted on April 6 in China and is scheduled to be sold in about 150 markets worldwide this year. Delivering an outstanding, sporty drive, the new X-Trail's refreshed exterior reflects a high sense of style. The interior features a new D-shaped steering wheel and optimized space, including a flexible 5- or 7-seat arrangement.
The Navara, Nissan's first SUV-grade pickup to premiere in China, meets consumers' demand for smart, tough, high-performance pickups. It features Nissan's signature "V-motion" grille and futuristic headlights. The cabin's spacious interior makes for a comfortable ride. The Navara's 7-speed automatic transmission, the first of its kind in China, delivers top performance and power. The model will be manufactured for the Chinese market at Zhengzhou Nissan Automobile Co.
Vmotion 2.0 concept
The Vmotion 2.0 concept car demonstrates the future direction of Nissan Intelligent Mobility technology and sedan design. A distinctive style, emotional design, roomy interior, supreme comfort and high technology combine to create a seamless mobility experience. The Vmotion 2.0's ProPILOT technology is envisioned to ultimately let the car drive in autonomous mode on highways, in heavy traffic and on city streets.