Goes on sale in second half this year only in China.
Nissan has officially released the teaser video of the Lannia production model, which is to be unveiled fully at the Auto Shanghai 2015 later this month. The new sedan with a Chinese focus owes its evolution from two concept models of Nissan – The Friend-Me concept of 2013 and the Lannia concept from Beijing auto show last year.
The production version of Lannia concept retains its V-motion front grille, angular headlights fused with boomerang-shaped LED DRLs, glaring character lines flowing across the body, and the pillar-less profile, also confirmed by the spy shots few days back.
The teaser also shows subtle differences in the car’s design including the addition of a new chrome panel on the grille, redesigned side mirrors, and regular chrome-finish door handles. The new car will probably share some commonality with the recently revealed 2016 Nissan Maxima.
Nissan describes the Lannia compact car as a milestone for its venture in China, as this is the first project led by its Chinese division for the domestic market. It says that the car is made for “the rising young Chinese generation”, defined as “energetic trendsetters with new values and aspirations”.
The new sedan will be unveiled on the first day of the Auto Shanghai 2015 which opens on April 20 for the media, and is expected to go on sale in the second half of this year. Though the Lannia sedan will be available exclusively in China, last year the then chief product planning officer of Nissan Andy Palmer hinted at a possible global potentiality of the new-generation car.