Nissan are preparing what might just be their wonder car for the next two years. Not many small displacement turbos are available in China, GM have introduced the Chevrolet Cruze 1.6T and the Buick Excelle 1.6T and VW have also introduced the 1.4TSI models into the Bora, Lavida and Golf range but these are largely the exceptions to the market.
A 2011 Nissan Tiida complete with a 1.6T engine has been sighted near Shanghai by Chinese auto fans and leaked to the internet, it seems that the Tiida will be getting the Nissan Juke’s turbo powered engine which is relatively lively at 188bhp (140kw).
Dongfeng-Nissan have seen strong growth in the Chinese market with their comprehensive line up of vehicles that range from small mini cars to large SUV’s and MPV’s. The addition of a miniture power house to compete with the strong selling Buick Excelle will be a major boost to the joint venture. The outgoing Nissan Tiida has been donated to Dongfeng-Nissan’s own sub brand, Qi Chen, and will be remade in late 2011.