Nissan Tiida Beijing 2016 1

At the ongoing 2016 Beijing Auto Show, Nissan unveiled the new Tiida (Pulsar) hatchback. Based on the Pulsar sold in Europe, the Tiida differs slightly in terms of looks for the Chinese market.

The new front fascia on the Tiida appears to be inspired by the Maxima, with the grille and lower apron sections divided by a black-painted section. A new bumper has also been fitted, while the grille itself feature thicker chrome elements. At the edges, there are now “wavy” fog lamp enclosures as well.

Very little changes have been done to the vehicle’s rear, aside from the tweaked bumper, with the same “Star Trek-looking” logo tail lamps still installed. Similarly, the interior is almost identical aside from the market-specific seven-inch touchscreen infotainment unit.

The Tiida is powered by a 1.6 litre four-cylinder petrol engine (126 hp and 154 Nm), paired to an Xtronic CVT gearbox. Nissan’s Intelligent Start and Stop system is present here to help save fuel as well. Word is that in the future, a 1.2 litre turbocharged four-pot could be added to the Tiida’s engine roster in China.

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