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These pair of Nissan Teana have been spotted roaming the roads of KL yesterday afternoon with some very light covering. This is the latest generation of the Teana, one of the first D-segment saloons to implement the coupe-like roofline made popular by the Mercedes-Benz CLS. This style has now propagated to many other affordable D-segment cars such as the recently launched Hyundai Sonata.

This model of the Teana is powered by various engines from a 2.0 litre 4-potter (the same 136 PS MR20DE in the Sylphy), a 2.5 litre V6 (182 PS VQ25DE) to a big and torquey 3.5 litre V6 (251 PS VQ35DE), all mated to Xtronic CVT transmissions. If priced sensibily, Tan Chong will probably offer the 2.0 litre and the 2.5 litre as volume models here in Malaysia.

I say priced sensibly because the previous generation Teana was launched here in Malaysia with a massive pricetag of RM230,000 for the sole 2.3 litre model on sale. But word is that this time Tan Chong wants to go head to head with the Accord and Camry’s 2.0 and 2.4 models, and undoubtedly the Teana’s large and grand stature with a good amount of chrome will appeal to many.

Thanks to reader Dennis for the image! Look after the jump for a small gallery of the Nissan Teana.

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