Nissan teases Lannia sedan ahead of Shanghai auto show [Video]
The sedan will show its final production form.
Nissan has released additional teasers for the production Lannia sedan to be unveiled at the Auto Shanghai motor show this coming week.
The mid-size sedan, shown last year in Beijing in concept form, is the first Nissan designed specifically for the Chinese market. That concept itself was based on the Friend-ME concept from Shanghai 2013.
It appears that the Lannia will share many design cues with the recently unveiled 2016 Maxima, such as a V-motion grille, boomerang lights and floating roof C-pillar. Nissan describes the design as "muscular and dynamic" with a character line that follows the front fender arches all the way down its flanks. It is expected, however, to be smaller than the Maxima and come equipped with a more fuel-efficient engine.
Spawned from Nissan's China studio, it is said to have been designed for the the nation's Balinghou, or Post-80s, Generation, a demographic of 240 million that has come of age during China's massive economic boom years. Members of this group are characterized by entrepreneurship, consumerism, and tech-savviness.
The effort is part of Nissan's push to sell 2 million vehicles a year in China, equivalent to about 10 percent of the overall market. The Lannia will be shown in its entirety April 20.
The newest teaser video is below.