Press days for the 2013 New York Auto Show are over, so now it’s time to move our attention to the next show on the docket: Auto Shanghai 2013 set to start on April 20. In the Big Apple, Nissan unveiled the hybrid version for the Nissan Pathfinder and the company will bring an all-new concept car called Friend-ME to China.
All the information we have on the new concept up to this point is a teaser image that reveals an innovative set of headlights and Nissan’s announcement that the new Friend-ME will feature a unique center console that allows "Four Seats, One Mind Connectivity" - equal information sharing among all aboard.
According to Nissan, the new Friend-ME is "designed for the vibrant, young generation in China, one of most exciting segments in the fastest-growing automobile markets in the world."
Alongside the new Friend-ME concept, Nissan will also display 20 new models in Shanghai.
Updated 04/20/2013: Nissan has officially unveiled the Friend-ME Concept. See all of the details after the jump.
Nissan revealed the new Teana premium sedan at the 2008 Beijing International Automotive Exhibition.
"When we introduced Teana in 2004, it sent a clear signal that Nissan was serious about growth in China," said Carlos Ghosn, President and CEO, Nissan Motor Company Ltd. "The all-new Teana again demonstrates our commitment to high quality and world-class products for the Chinese consumer," continued Ghosn.
Teana was designed under the concept of modern luxury and relaxation. Defined by a bodyline that is a graceful and sweeping arc, the new Teana embodies sophistication. Known as a pioneer of the "modern living" concept through its first generation, the Teana evolves the interior design to focus on relaxation for all passengers.
Teana is available with the combination of the highly regarded V6 engine (VQ25DE and VQ35DE versions) and XTRONIC CVT. This combination provides both high performance yet refined long distance cruising. For China, a four-cylinder in-line engine (MR20DE) is also available, designed to maximize fuel economy and performance.