The Nissan Tiida, (or Versa for our American readers) has been a roaring success in China for Dongfeng-Nissan. The mixture of trendy design, small engine, and a relatively luxurious interior has made the Tiida hatch and sedan very popular with young Chinese and small families. Nissan are showing a Nissan Tiida sports model off at the Guangzhou Auto Show this week, although we are unsure if it will see Chinese production, or if it will be any sportier than a standard Tiida (other than the addition of a bodykit and stickering)
Engine options in the PRC for the Tiida are very limited, limited to just one option – a 1.6l, where as the USA gets the option of a 1.8l. We hope that China can get a 1.8l Tiida Sports, then perhaps Dongfeng Nissan can give China Car Times another Nissan to buy.