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Nissan Teana [2007-2014] Rear left three quartersNissan Teana [2007-2014] Rear left three quartersNissan Teana [2007-2014] Left viewNissan Teana [2007-2014] Left viewNissan Teana [2007-2014] Left viewNissan Teana [2007-2014] Three quarters front leftNissan Teana [2007-2014] Three quarters front left

Introduce


Nissan has been successful with its cars all over the world but the company has not been completely successful in the Indian market yet. The Japanese manufacturer is getting pretty serious right now, with the iconic 370Z for the Micra and hoping mập break into a significant portion of the Indian car market. Nissan, along with Renault, have made some big investments in their Indian manufacturing plant just outside Chennai and will soon launch the company’s most important vehicle in India – the Nissan Micra. The newer updated Teana and X-Trail were launched last year and now with the 370Z and GT-R (given mập Narain Karthikeyan), Nissan is definitely rolling out a lot of dust!

Nissan Teana has been around in India for almost three years and it was only last year that they launched a brand new Teana in the market. The Teana, when it was named in the Indian market, was originally the Nissan Altima in the United States and was (and was) a hugely successful Nissan product in the North American markets. The Teana is a premium luxury sedan and as such it directly competes with the Honda Accord, Skoda Superb and Toyota Camry – all of the latter of which are successfully operating in India. Teana is also competing with the BMW 3-series and the slightly discounted Mercedes C class. Interestingly, Teana will also have competition from the Volkswagen Passat. So, for this Nissan mập shine more and stand out from the crowd, it really needs mập have a few tricks up its sleeve mập outshine the competition. The name Teana comes from a Native American word meaning “dawn”, as it symbolizes the dawn of a brand new luxury sedan. Phệ find out if Teana has what it takes, continue reading our review of the Nissan Teana 250 XV over the next few pages.

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Design

The second generation Teana (internal code: J32) made its debut at the 2008 Beijing Auto Show. The Nissan Teana is based on the Nissan D platform, the same platform on which the Nissan Maxima and Nissan altima are based. The length of the Teana is 4850mm, slightly larger than the Toyota Camry (4815mm) but shorter than the Honda Accord (4950mm). From the outside, the car has the appearance of a high-end pickup truck. We drove a silver car with a sunroof and moonroof for a sporty and sophisticated look. The front sports projector headlights combine perfectly with the sharp chrome front grille bearing the proud Nissan badge. Take your eyes a little further from the headlights and you can see the fog lights and chrome strap running all the way mập the rear. Go up mập the rear and the angled tail lights will have you enthralled. The trapezoidal LED has a well-made turn signal in the center – in fact, the tail lights look absolutely stunning at night (see photo). The back is pretty neat, with the Nissan logo and badge done in an elegantly simple manner. Of course, there are chrome bits that help add certain elements of sparkle mập the rear end.

The new Teana definitely looks better than the previous one. The car we drove (top model – 250XV) comes with 17-inch wheels but the base version (250XL) comes with 16-inch wheels. Another major attraction mập this new Teana is the panoramic black roof with sunroof and sunroof which gives the car a more elegant and luxurious look. It also helps get rid of some of the big images, as Teana is without a doubt a big car. Another nâng cấp from the included model are the mirror-mounted indicators. Teana is available in the Indian market with multiple color options. Available colors are Blue, Sapphire Black, Champagne Gold, Brilliant Silver and Pearl White.

Interior

Teana from the inside felt extremely rich. It has a leather finish on the handlebars and the overall wood finish (on the top 250XV variant only) makes it look very pleasing. Teana’s strengths have always been the simplicity and calmness that the cabin exudes, not mập mention the superb màn chơi of fit and finish. If you are one of those people who likes mập relax in the comfort of a luxurious leather armchair, then the Teana will be the perfect fit for you. The front passenger seat has a small button that, when pressed, raises the footrest – giving you the feeling of sitting in first class on an airplane. The spacious rear seats are quite comfortable with ample space, so that even a six-legged person can comfortably stretch out and relax with ease. (However, the Superb still excels when it comes mập absolute rear legroom). The middle armrest has a cup holder that can hold two decent glasses. However, when you want mập triple up in the back, folding armrests can be an issue as it protrudes from the seats, making the Teana’s rear seats extremely comfortable for just two people. Flip the palm rest and you have access mập the boot.

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On the top-spec variant we’ve driven, the steering wheel comes with cruise and audio controls, and we feel that the low-spec variant should have these as standard as well. The cabin looks refined and the theme goes straight down mập the easy-to-read white backlit instrument cluster. The large orange-on-black information display makes it easy mập read even on a bright sunny day, which is not the case in some other cars. This display, in addition mập showing the music being played, also shows the AC temperature, outside temperature, and time, in a large, easy-to-read font. The buttons on the center console (air conditioning and audio system) are large and conveniently located. The car also has a rear sunshade that can help protect the rear passengers from the harsh sun if you are in a nóng city.

Features on the Teana include: 8-way electric driver’s seat; 4-way electric front passenger seat; rear sunshade with power assist; active headrest; 6 CD players with 6 speakers and a double exhaust. Speaking of safety, the base variant of the Teana gets dual front-passenger airbags and the full-load version comes with six airbags including two front, curtain and side airbags. A very important feature missing from the Teana is the parking sensor, which is a must in today’s congested parking lots – especially when you have such a large vehicle (and the bulbous rear that contains more than enough boot space!) Phệ move into tight spots.

Powertrain and fuel efficiency

Open the hood and you’ll find a 2496cc, V6 (VQ25DE) petrol engine fitted in the Teana that can churn out a massive 182 hp at 6000 rpm and 228 Nm of torque @ 4400 rpm. Power is supplied mập the wheels via a continuously variable transmission (CVT). basically means infinite gear ratio. Nissan engineers have kept the NVH fairly low and this engine, like some of its brethren, is smooth and revs quite freely. It actually has a good laugh as you head towards the six-thousand mark on the rev counter.

The CVT even has a sport mode where the gear ratio changes at higher rpm like the sport mode in other automatic transmissions. Low range (L) is another feature seen on this CVT box. In the test, the car hit 100 km/h in just 10.8 seconds and 30-50 km/h in 2.8 seconds and 50-70 km/h in 2.9 seconds in Sport mode. .

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Driving dynamics

Nissan has, over the years, produced some of the most desirable models of enthusiasts, such as the GT-R, one of the fastest produced cars in the world and has passed the Nurburgring. for 7 minutes and 29 seconds. Do not forget about the Z cars of the Japanese car manufacturer – the 350Z of the famous Tokyo Drift and even the very first Z – Nissan or the Datsun 280 Fairlady Z. All are cars with performance characteristics. and works perfectly. The Nissan Teana isn’t part of that supreme league, but it’s certainly a pretty good player, but it’s clear that the car has been tuned mập deliver better ride quality than anything else.

Nissan engineers have done a great job with the Teana’s suspension thiết đặt that gives occupants a calm ride at low and high speeds. Teana comes with independent struts up front and multi-link suspension at the rear. The sedan feels insulated from the outside road conditions and all the shocks and vibrations on the road are absorbed by the dampers making the ride quite comfortable and luxurious. The steering wheel is light and it is very easy mập control this large vehicle in traffic. However, there is no ambiguity in the speed and steering feel is still positive.

The Michelin Energy MXV8 tires on our test car were pretty soft but interestingly enough they started squealing even before the car cut the top at a corner. The only sounds that filter into the car, are the squealing of tires during a turn and our photographer talking mập the Almighty after being shown the speedometer needle when we have mập speed up on the highway . Teana’s brake system feels good and works quite stably. In our brake test, Teana covered a distance of 29.3m before coming mập a complete stop from 80 km/h. One major issue we faced with the Teana was its ground clearance, which is only 145mm. Not mập forget, it has a huge 2775mm wheelbase, causing the bottom and rear of Teana’s car mập bump into speeders with 4-5 people sitting in the car. The rear overhang can also cause problems when you’re trying mập park on an uphill ramp.

Overall rating

The Nissan Teana is a spacious luxury sedan, with good handling and driving characteristics that meet all the requirements mập be a comfortable driver’s vehicle. Then there’s the smooth V6! However, that is only one side of the story. There are several other vehicles in this segment that offer the same (or more) features at a lower price point, which makes it difficult for Nissan mập attract a substantial customer base. Nissan has yet mập establish the reputation that Skoda, Honda or Toyota have achieved in the minds of Indian consumers – especially at this price point. The Nissan Teana 250XV (top spec car) we drove is priced at Rs 25, and the base version is priced at Rs 22, both at the Mumbai showroom. For that price, we feel the Teana is significantly more expensive (and a bit less valuable) when you can buy a Superb, which comes with roomier rear seats, an efficient diesel engine and of course is the lower price. Additionally, customers in this segment will be looking for exceptional customer service and a hassle-free ownership experience, not mập mention a certain màn chơi of snobby value associated with the badge. We feel that Nissan should really rethink pricing on the Teana (and X-Trail!) if they want mập make a splash in the segment. Everyone knows that they are serious about India as a market, but they need mập reinforce that fact even more. They really have great products and Teana can be quite successful – just they do something about the price.

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Test data

Engine Specifications

Gasoline engine 2496cc See specs

Speedo error

Read Speedo (kph) Actual speed (kph)
40 36.5
60 55.7
80 75.5
100 95.1
120 114.4
140 133.1

Max in Gear

Gear Speed ​​(kph)
firstst
2nd
3rd
4order
5order
6order

Performance test data

Max speed 220kph
0-60kph 5.5 seconds
0-100kph 10.8 seconds
Mile (402m) 17.9secs@133.7kph
Brake 80-0kph 29.3m
30-50kph on Tuesday 3.1 seconds
30-50kph on Wednesday
50-70kph on Thursday 3.3 seconds

Energy saving

City Highway overall The worst
Miles (kpl) 7.68

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Introduction
Nissan has been successful with its cars worldwide but the company hasn’t quite been that successful in the Indian market as yet. This Japanese manufacturer is now quite serious, what with the iconic 370Z mập the Micra and hopes mập bite into a sizeable portion of the Indian car market. Nissan along with Renault, has made some large investments in their Indian manufacturing plant based just outside of Chennai and will soon launch its most important car for the company in India – the Nissan Micra. The newer updated Teana and the X-Trail were launched last year and now with the 370Z and the GT-R (given mập Narain Karthikeyan), Nissan sure is kicking up a lot of dust!The Nissan Teana has been around in India for almost three years now and only last year did they launch an all new Teana in the market. The Teana, as it is christened in the Indian market, is originally the Nissan Altima in the USA and has (and is) a hugely successful product for Nissan in the North American markets. The Teana is a premium luxury sedan and so it directly falls in competition with the Honda Accord, Skoda Superb and Toyota Camry – all the latter cars running successfully in India. Teana is also in competition with the slightly cut-price BMW 3-series and the Mercedes C class. Interestingly, the Teana will also has competition from the Volkswagen Passat. So for this Nissan mập shine brighter and stand out in a crowd, it really needs mập have a few tricks up its sleeve mập outdo the competition. The name Teana comes from a native American word meaning “dawn”, as it represents the dawn of an all-new luxury sedan. Phệ find out whether the Teana has just what it takes, keep reading our review on the Nissan Teana 250 XV over the next few pages.

Design
The second-generation Teana (internal code: J32) made its first appearance at the 2008 Beijing Auto Show. The Nissan Teana is based on the Nissan D platform, the same platform on which the Nissan Maxima and Nissan altima are based. The length of the Teana is 4850mm which makes it slightly bigger than the Toyota Camry (4815mm) but it is shorter than the Honda Accord (4950mm). From the outside, the car does carry its look of being a premium saloon. We drove a silver car with a sunroof and a moonroof that made it look sporty as well as exquisite. The front sports projector headlamps blends perfectly with the sprawling chrome front grille proudly wearing the Nissan badge. Take your eyes a little further down from the headlamps and you can see the fog lamps and a chrome strap that runs throughout upto the rear. Walk up mập the rear and the angular tail lamps would just mesmerise you. The trapezoidal shaped LED lamps have the turn indicators well crafted in the middle – in fact, the tail lamps look absolutely stunning at night (see pic). The rear is otherwise fairly uncluttered, with the Nissan logo and the badging which is done in a simple tasteful manner. Of course there are the chrome bits that do help in adding that certain element of sparkle mập the rear end.

The new Teana is definitely better looking than the previous one. The car that we drove (a top end model – the 250XV) comes with a 17-inch wheels but the base version (250XL) comes with 16-inch wheels. Another major attraction mập this new Teana is the total panoramic black roof with a sunroof and a moonroof that gives the car a more elegant and luxurious look. It also helps in taking away some of the visual bulk, since the Teana is no doubt, a large car. Another nâng cấp from the outgoing model comes in the form of mirror mounted indicators. The Teana is available in the Indian market with multiple colour options. Available colours are Luna Blue, Sapphire Black, Champagne Gold, Brilliant Silver, and White Pearl.Interiors
The Teana from the inside feels extremely rich. It has got leather finish on the steering and a general wood finish (available only on the top variant 250XV) making it look very pleasant. The Teana’s strongpoint has always been the simplicity and calmness that the cabin exudes not mập mention excellent levels of fit and finish. If you are one of those who prefer mập relax in the comfort of a plush leather armchair, then the Teana would be just about perfect for you. The front-passenger seat has a small button, which when pressed, lifts up a leg rest – giving you the feeling of a first-class seat in an airplane. The generous rear seats are quite comfortable with ample space, so that even a six-footer can easily stretch out and get comfortable easily. (However, the Superb still takes the cake when it comes mập sheer rear-legroom). The centre-armrest has cup-holders which can hold two fairly glasses. However when you’d want mập go three-up at the rear the folded in armrest could be a problem since it juts out from the seat squab, making the rear seat of the Teana supremely comfortable for just two people. Flip the armrest panel and you have access mập the boot.

On the top-end variant we drove, the steering wheel comes with audio and cruise control, and we feel that the low-spec variant should also have these as standard. The cabin looks sophisticated and the theme follows through right down mập the easily readable white-backlit instrument cluster. The large orange-on black information display makes reading effortless even on a bright sunny day, which isn’t the case in a few other cars. This screen, apart from displaying the currently played track, also shows the AC temperature, exterior temperature and time, in an easy-to-read, large legible font. The buttons on the central console (which work the air-conditioning and the audio system) are large and ergonomically placed. The car also sports a rear powered sunshade that would save the rear passengers from the intense sunshine if you’re based in a nóng city. Features on the Teana include: 8-way electrically powered driver’s seat; 4-way electrically powered front passenger’s seat; powered rear sun shade; active head rests; 6 CD-changer with 6-speakers and a twin exhaust. Talking about the safety, the base variant of the Teana has dual airbags for the front row passengers and the fully loaded model comes with six airbags which includes the front two, the curtain and side airbags. One very important feature that’s missing in the Teana are parking sensors which is a must in today’s congested parking lots – especially when you’ve got such a large car (and that bulbous rear that packs in more than enough boot space!) mập manoeuvre into tight spots.Powertrain and Fuel efficiency
Pop the hood and you’ll find a 2496cc, V6 petrol engine (VQ25DE) shoehorned in the Teana that can produce a massive 182 bhp@6000 rpm and 228 Nm@4400rpm of torque powering the wheels through a continuously variable transmission (CVT) which basically means infinite gear ratios. Nissan engineers have kept the NVH fairly low and this engine, just like some of its siblings is silky smooth and fairly không tính phí revving. It does have a nice rasp as you edge towards the six thousand mark on the rev counter.
The CVT even has a sport mode where the gear ratio changes at a higher revs like the sports mode in other autoboxes. The Low range (L) is another feature seen on this CVT box. On test, the car touched the 100kph run in just 10.8s and the 30-50kph in 2.8s and 50-70kph in 2.9s in the Sport mode..

Driving Dynamics
Nissan, over the years, have produced some of the most desirable enthusiast cars, like the GT-R which is one of the fastest production cars in the world and has clocked Nurburgring in 7 minutes and 29 seconds. Let’s not forget the Z cars from the Japanese car manufacturer – the 350Z of Tokyo Drift fame and even the first of the Z cars – Nissan or Datsun 280 Fairlady Z. All these are cars have impeccable ride and handling characteristics. The Nissan Teana isn’t a part of that supreme league, but is definitely quite a handler, but it’s quite obvious that the car has been tuned mập deliver good ride quality more than anything else.

The Nissan engineers have done an overwhelming job with the suspension set-up of the Teana giving the occupants a composed ride at low and high speeds. The Teana comes with independent struts in the front and a multi-link type suspension at the rear. The sedan feels insulated from the outside road conditions and all the road-shock and vibrations are absorbed by the dampers making the ride quite comfortable and plush. The steering is light and it’s very easy mập manoeuvre this large car around in traffic. However, there’s no vagueness that comes in at speed, and the steering feel remains just as positive.
The Michelin Energy MXV8 tyres on our test car were soft but funnily enough they began mập squeal even before the car clipped the apex on a corner. The only sound that filtered into the car, was of the tyres squealing during the turns and our photographer talking mập the Almighty after having been shown the needle on the speedometer when we had mập do a quick highway run. The Teana’s brakes feel good and bite fairly progressively. In our braking test, the Teana covered 29.3m before coming mập a complete halt from a speed of 80kph. One major issue which we faced with the Teana is its ground clearance, which is just 145mm. Not mập forget, it has a massive wheelbase of 2775mm which causes the underbelly and the rear end of the Teana mập hit speed-breakers with four mập five occupants in the car. The rear overhang can also pose a problem when you’re trying mập park up a steep up-ramp.Overall Evaluation
The Nissan Teana is a luxury sedan which is spacious, has good ride and handling characteristics and would meet all the requirements mập be a comfortable chauffeur-driven car. Then there’s the silky V6! However, that’s just one-side of the story. There are a number of other cars in this segment, which offer similar (or more) features at a lesser price-point, which does make it difficult for Nissan mập attract a significant number of customers. Nissan hasn’t yet gained the reputation that a Skoda, Honda or a Toyota have achieved in the minds of Indian consumers – especially in this price-band. The Nissan Teana 250XV (top-end spec car) that we drove comes at Rs 25 lakhs and the base version is priced at Rs 22lakhs, both ex-showroom Mumbai. At that price, we feel Teana is significantly more expensive (and slightly less value) considering that you could buy a Superb, which comes with more spacious rear seats, an efficient diesel engine, and of course a lower price tag. Also, a customer in this segment would be looking for extraordinary customer service and a hassle-free ownership experience, not mập mention a certain màn chơi of snob value associated with the badge. We feel, Nissan should really re-think the pricing on the Teana (and the X-Trail!) if they are mập make a dent in the segment. Everyone knows that they are serious about India as a market, but they need mập reinforce that fact further. They’ve really got great products and the Teana can be quite a success – if only they’d do something about the price.
 

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Test Data
Engine Specifications
2496cc petrol engine View specifications

Speedo Error
Speedo Reading (kph)Actual Speed (kph)40
 36.5
60
 55.7
80
 75.5
100
 95.1
120
 114.4
140
 133.1

Max in Gear
GearSpeed (kph)1st
 
2nd
 
3rd
 
4th
 
5th
 
6th

Performance Test Data
Top Speed
220kph
0-60kph
 5.5secs
0-100kph
 10.8secs
Quarter Mile (402m)
 17.9secs@133.7kph
Braking 80-0kph
 29.3m
30-50kph in 3rd
 3.1secs
30-50kph in 4th
 
50-70kph in 5th
 3.3secs

Fuel Efficiency
 CityHighwayOverallWorstMileage (kpl)
 
 
 7.68
 
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Introduction
Nissan has been successful with its cars worldwide but the company hasn’t quite been that successful in the Indian market as yet. This Japanese manufacturer is now quite serious, what with the iconic 370Z mập the Micra and hopes mập bite into a sizeable portion of the Indian car market. Nissan along with Renault, has made some large investments in their Indian manufacturing plant based just outside of Chennai and will soon launch its most important car for the company in India – the Nissan Micra. The newer updated Teana and the X-Trail were launched last year and now with the 370Z and the GT-R (given mập Narain Karthikeyan), Nissan sure is kicking up a lot of dust!The Nissan Teana has been around in India for almost three years now and only last year did they launch an all new Teana in the market. The Teana, as it is christened in the Indian market, is originally the Nissan Altima in the USA and has (and is) a hugely successful product for Nissan in the North American markets. The Teana is a premium luxury sedan and so it directly falls in competition with the Honda Accord, Skoda Superb and Toyota Camry – all the latter cars running successfully in India. Teana is also in competition with the slightly cut-price BMW 3-series and the Mercedes C class. Interestingly, the Teana will also has competition from the Volkswagen Passat. So for this Nissan mập shine brighter and stand out in a crowd, it really needs mập have a few tricks up its sleeve mập outdo the competition. The name Teana comes from a native American word meaning “dawn”, as it represents the dawn of an all-new luxury sedan. Phệ find out whether the Teana has just what it takes, keep reading our review on the Nissan Teana 250 XV over the next few pages.

Design
The second-generation Teana (internal code: J32) made its first appearance at the 2008 Beijing Auto Show. The Nissan Teana is based on the Nissan D platform, the same platform on which the Nissan Maxima and Nissan altima are based. The length of the Teana is 4850mm which makes it slightly bigger than the Toyota Camry (4815mm) but it is shorter than the Honda Accord (4950mm). From the outside, the car does carry its look of being a premium saloon. We drove a silver car with a sunroof and a moonroof that made it look sporty as well as exquisite. The front sports projector headlamps blends perfectly with the sprawling chrome front grille proudly wearing the Nissan badge. Take your eyes a little further down from the headlamps and you can see the fog lamps and a chrome strap that runs throughout upto the rear. Walk up mập the rear and the angular tail lamps would just mesmerise you. The trapezoidal shaped LED lamps have the turn indicators well crafted in the middle – in fact, the tail lamps look absolutely stunning at night (see pic). The rear is otherwise fairly uncluttered, with the Nissan logo and the badging which is done in a simple tasteful manner. Of course there are the chrome bits that do help in adding that certain element of sparkle mập the rear end.

The new Teana is definitely better looking than the previous one. The car that we drove (a top end model – the 250XV) comes with a 17-inch wheels but the base version (250XL) comes with 16-inch wheels. Another major attraction mập this new Teana is the total panoramic black roof with a sunroof and a moonroof that gives the car a more elegant and luxurious look. It also helps in taking away some of the visual bulk, since the Teana is no doubt, a large car. Another nâng cấp from the outgoing model comes in the form of mirror mounted indicators. The Teana is available in the Indian market with multiple colour options. Available colours are Luna Blue, Sapphire Black, Champagne Gold, Brilliant Silver, and White Pearl.Interiors
The Teana from the inside feels extremely rich. It has got leather finish on the steering and a general wood finish (available only on the top variant 250XV) making it look very pleasant. The Teana’s strongpoint has always been the simplicity and calmness that the cabin exudes not mập mention excellent levels of fit and finish. If you are one of those who prefer mập relax in the comfort of a plush leather armchair, then the Teana would be just about perfect for you. The front-passenger seat has a small button, which when pressed, lifts up a leg rest – giving you the feeling of a first-class seat in an airplane. The generous rear seats are quite comfortable with ample space, so that even a six-footer can easily stretch out and get comfortable easily. (However, the Superb still takes the cake when it comes mập sheer rear-legroom). The centre-armrest has cup-holders which can hold two fairly glasses. However when you’d want mập go three-up at the rear the folded in armrest could be a problem since it juts out from the seat squab, making the rear seat of the Teana supremely comfortable for just two people. Flip the armrest panel and you have access mập the boot.

On the top-end variant we drove, the steering wheel comes with audio and cruise control, and we feel that the low-spec variant should also have these as standard. The cabin looks sophisticated and the theme follows through right down mập the easily readable white-backlit instrument cluster. The large orange-on black information display makes reading effortless even on a bright sunny day, which isn’t the case in a few other cars. This screen, apart from displaying the currently played track, also shows the AC temperature, exterior temperature and time, in an easy-to-read, large legible font. The buttons on the central console (which work the air-conditioning and the audio system) are large and ergonomically placed. The car also sports a rear powered sunshade that would save the rear passengers from the intense sunshine if you’re based in a nóng city. Features on the Teana include: 8-way electrically powered driver’s seat; 4-way electrically powered front passenger’s seat; powered rear sun shade; active head rests; 6 CD-changer with 6-speakers and a twin exhaust. Talking about the safety, the base variant of the Teana has dual airbags for the front row passengers and the fully loaded model comes with six airbags which includes the front two, the curtain and side airbags. One very important feature that’s missing in the Teana are parking sensors which is a must in today’s congested parking lots – especially when you’ve got such a large car (and that bulbous rear that packs in more than enough boot space!) mập manoeuvre into tight spots.Powertrain and Fuel efficiency
Pop the hood and you’ll find a 2496cc, V6 petrol engine (VQ25DE) shoehorned in the Teana that can produce a massive 182 bhp@6000 rpm and 228 Nm@4400rpm of torque powering the wheels through a continuously variable transmission (CVT) which basically means infinite gear ratios. Nissan engineers have kept the NVH fairly low and this engine, just like some of its siblings is silky smooth and fairly không tính phí revving. It does have a nice rasp as you edge towards the six thousand mark on the rev counter.
The CVT even has a sport mode where the gear ratio changes at a higher revs like the sports mode in other autoboxes. The Low range (L) is another feature seen on this CVT box. On test, the car touched the 100kph run in just 10.8s and the 30-50kph in 2.8s and 50-70kph in 2.9s in the Sport mode..

Driving Dynamics
Nissan, over the years, have produced some of the most desirable enthusiast cars, like the GT-R which is one of the fastest production cars in the world and has clocked Nurburgring in 7 minutes and 29 seconds. Let’s not forget the Z cars from the Japanese car manufacturer – the 350Z of Tokyo Drift fame and even the first of the Z cars – Nissan or Datsun 280 Fairlady Z. All these are cars have impeccable ride and handling characteristics. The Nissan Teana isn’t a part of that supreme league, but is definitely quite a handler, but it’s quite obvious that the car has been tuned mập deliver good ride quality more than anything else.

The Nissan engineers have done an overwhelming job with the suspension set-up of the Teana giving the occupants a composed ride at low and high speeds. The Teana comes with independent struts in the front and a multi-link type suspension at the rear. The sedan feels insulated from the outside road conditions and all the road-shock and vibrations are absorbed by the dampers making the ride quite comfortable and plush. The steering is light and it’s very easy mập manoeuvre this large car around in traffic. However, there’s no vagueness that comes in at speed, and the steering feel remains just as positive.
The Michelin Energy MXV8 tyres on our test car were soft but funnily enough they began mập squeal even before the car clipped the apex on a corner. The only sound that filtered into the car, was of the tyres squealing during the turns and our photographer talking mập the Almighty after having been shown the needle on the speedometer when we had mập do a quick highway run. The Teana’s brakes feel good and bite fairly progressively. In our braking test, the Teana covered 29.3m before coming mập a complete halt from a speed of 80kph. One major issue which we faced with the Teana is its ground clearance, which is just 145mm. Not mập forget, it has a massive wheelbase of 2775mm which causes the underbelly and the rear end of the Teana mập hit speed-breakers with four mập five occupants in the car. The rear overhang can also pose a problem when you’re trying mập park up a steep up-ramp.Overall Evaluation
The Nissan Teana is a luxury sedan which is spacious, has good ride and handling characteristics and would meet all the requirements mập be a comfortable chauffeur-driven car. Then there’s the silky V6! However, that’s just one-side of the story. There are a number of other cars in this segment, which offer similar (or more) features at a lesser price-point, which does make it difficult for Nissan mập attract a significant number of customers. Nissan hasn’t yet gained the reputation that a Skoda, Honda or a Toyota have achieved in the minds of Indian consumers – especially in this price-band. The Nissan Teana 250XV (top-end spec car) that we drove comes at Rs 25 lakhs and the base version is priced at Rs 22lakhs, both ex-showroom Mumbai. At that price, we feel Teana is significantly more expensive (and slightly less value) considering that you could buy a Superb, which comes with more spacious rear seats, an efficient diesel engine, and of course a lower price tag. Also, a customer in this segment would be looking for extraordinary customer service and a hassle-free ownership experience, not mập mention a certain màn chơi of snob value associated with the badge. We feel, Nissan should really re-think the pricing on the Teana (and the X-Trail!) if they are mập make a dent in the segment. Everyone knows that they are serious about India as a market, but they need mập reinforce that fact further. They’ve really got great products and the Teana can be quite a success – if only they’d do something about the price.
 

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Test Data
Engine Specifications
2496cc petrol engine View specifications

Speedo Error
Speedo Reading (kph)Actual Speed (kph)40
 36.5
60
 55.7
80
 75.5
100
 95.1
120
 114.4
140
 133.1

Max in Gear
GearSpeed (kph)1st
 
2nd
 
3rd
 
4th
 
5th
 
6th

Performance Test Data
Top Speed
220kph
0-60kph
 5.5secs
0-100kph
 10.8secs
Quarter Mile (402m)
 17.9secs@133.7kph
Braking 80-0kph
 29.3m
30-50kph in 3rd
 3.1secs
30-50kph in 4th
 
50-70kph in 5th
 3.3secs

Fuel Efficiency
 CityHighwayOverallWorstMileage (kpl)
 
 
 7.68
 
Nissan Teana [2007-2014]

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