What is it that makes Nissan cars appeal?
Nissan is one of the biggest Japanese automakers that is known for its innovative and cutting-edge technology that eventually leads to manufacturing cars with good quality, performance, and style. In this article, we are going to take a look at 5 of the best selling Nissans at BE FORWARD.
Let’s take a look at the 5 most popular Nissan cars in BE FORWARD as listed below.
Nissan Caravan Van
The Nissan Caravan (Homy/NV350) is a van made by Nissan that is available in a short or long wheelbase, and low or high roof heights. The Caravan is available as a van (cargo) or a wagon (minibus) capable of carrying 1.25 tons or accommodating up to 14 passengers respectively. There are 3 trims available, the standard DX, the GX, and the Premium GX.
The latest (2012 and later) Caravan mostly came equipped with three optional engines, the 2.0-liter QR20DE and the 2.5-liter QR25DE petrol, and the 2.5-liter YD25DDTi diesel engines with excellent fuel economy and the option of a 5-speed manual or automatic transmission.
Some of the Caravan’s safety features are ABS, dual airbags, and ESC.
The Nissan X-Trail is one of Nissan’s top-selling models. The X-Trail offers a five or seven seats setting, with the option of petrol or diesel engines, and FWD or AWD seemingly offering all sorts of combinations you can think of.
The cabin is comfortable with nice finishing touches, open and airy, supportive seats, with a simple laid out center console with a 5.0-inch infotainment display as standard.
Standard safety features on the X-Trail include AEB with forward collision warning, cruise control, ISOFIX anchor points on the second-row, a limited-slip differential, hill-start assist, and six airbags.
The latest X-Trails (2013 and later models) came fitted with Nissan’s turbocharged 1.3-liter HR13DDT and 1.6-liter HR16DDT, 2.0-liter MR20DD, 2.5-liter QR25DE petrol engines, and 2.0-liter M9R diesel, some models were fitted with Renaults 1.6-liter R9M and 1.7-liter R9N diesel engines too. Transfer of power to the wheel was via a 6-speed manual CVT and 7-speed DCT transmission.
The Nissan Note is a 5-door hatchback that is spacious, cheap, and economical to run. It’s a great choice for small families, first-time buyers, and city commuters that are on a budget.
The interior of the Note is basic featuring some plastic finishing with well-arranged interior features. The driver can easily adjust the driving position with ample headroom and legroom for rear and front passengers. The cargo area is 532-liters which expands to 1084-liters with rear seats folded.
The latest (2012 to 2020) JDM Note came fitted with one of the inline 3-cylinder 1.2-liters HR12DE or HR12DDR that has an average fuel consumption of 20 KM/L. These engines transferred power to the wheels via the X-Tronic CVT or 5-speed manual transmission.
The Note is a safe car with safety technologies such as 6 airbags, ESC, seatbelt reminder buzzer as standard, and the optional Nissan Safety Shield, which includes a 360-degree camera, lane- departure warning, blind-spot assistance, and moving object detection. Safety Shield is standard on the high-end Note models.
The Nissan March is a 5-door supermini that was introduced in 1983 and is now in its 5th generation. The March is a small car that can accommodate 5 passengers, but 5 is a crowd, 4 passengers will be comfortable due to the amount of legroom available, but headroom is great. This car is best suited for short urban commute times.
The March has featured several engines in its entirety, the latest are the two 3-cylinder 1.2-liter HR12DE and HR12DDR engines that transfer power to the wheels via a 5-speed manual, and the Xtronic CVT transmission. The engines are so efficient as they employ the idling stop technology that switches off the engine when the car is stationary.
The March has several storage areas such as front door pockets and bottle holders, cup holders, glove box, and at the rear you get a boot that is large enough to accommodate a few bags, but the boot can be expanded by folding the rear seats.
The March is quite safe with safety features such as 6 airbags, ABS, ESC, EBD, and 3 Point seat belts.
The Nissan Serena is a 7-seat mid-sized MPV that Nissan introduced in 1991 and has been around since then. The latest Nissan Serena comes equipped with Nissan’s ProPilot driver’s assistant and is powered by the S-Hybrid and e-Power systems.
Externally the Serena looks small, step inside the Serena and you’ll think otherwise. The Serena has room for eight passengers, with lots of flexibility. The second and third-row seats can slide back and forth; the center seat of the second row can slide as well.
The ProPilot button has replaced the cruise control switch on the steering, and on the left of the instrument cluster, you find a seven-inch multifunction display mounted atop the dash which can be used to display the ProPilot system status.
The Serena has two petrol-electric hybrid systems fitted on the latest models.
- The first one is the s-hybrid system that combines the 2.0-liter MR20DD direct-injection engine with an eco-motor that increases output power and power generation.
- The second is the e-Power system that uses the 1.2-liter HR12DE engine for solely charging the lithium-ion batteries that power the 100kW electric motor.
Nissan is known for its superiority in the automotive industry. They rarely go wrong, and that is why their cars are rated so highly globally. Nissans are built to be reliable, efficient, durable, and robust. The 5 models that have been briefly covered in this article are just some of the Nissan models that prove Nissan’s worthiness in their categories.
We at BE FORWARD are always ready and will love to sell a Nissan to you today. Please visit https://www.beforward.jp/ and choose your car from our comprehensive list.
Written by: Samuel H. Mponezya