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Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. announces the release of the new, refined Skyline Sedan and Coupe, which go on sale today at Nissan dealers nationwide.

Nissan Skyline CoupéThe current generation Skyline Sedan and Coupe, introduced in 2006 and 2007 respectively, have enjoyed a strong reputation for their sporty designs, high-quality interiors and exhilarating performance. Both Sedan and Coupe models receive a number of significant changes for the revised model, including a revised exterior for the Skyline Sedan and a refined interior, enhanced navigation system and upgraded air conditioning for both body configurations. In addition, the model grading system has been revised to includes new, more affordable Skyline Sedan 250GT A package and Skyline Coupe 370GT A package models.

Mechanical refinements include the availability of a 7-speed automatic transmission with the 2-wheel drive Skyline Sedan equipped with the 2.5-liter V6 engine. Previously offered only with the 3.7-liter V6 engine, the 7-speed automatic provides an expanded lockup area and neutral idle control for improved fuel efficiency and smoother, seamless acceleration (versus the previous 5-speed automatic-equipped 2.5-liter Sedan). This model achieves the “2010 standards plus 15%” target and qualifies for Japan’s preferential program for environment-friendly vehicles*1, with the acquisition tax and weight tax both reduced by half. Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) is also now standard across the entire Skyline range.

The Skyline Sedan is one of 19 models*2 collectively called the Nissan Eco series, eligible for government environmental tax breaks. Nissan continues to broaden its lineup of eligible models, including minicars and commercial vehicles, expanding sales.

New Skyline Sedan Exterior Styling
For the new model year, the Skyline Sedan 250GT Type P, 250GT Type V, 250GT Four Type P, 250GT Four Type V, 250GT Four and 250GT A package models receive appearance enhancements designed to create a sharper, more masculine look. In front are a new grille, bumper and headlamps. The fog lights are moved down to the bumper (previously, the fog lights were integrated into the headlights), offering a more aggressive feel. The rear bumper has also been redesigned and there is also a new 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheel design.

Skyline Sedan sport versions (370GT Type SP, 370GT Type SP, 250GT Type S) receive a special wider, low-centered body design for a more dynamic, sporty appeal. Changes include a new unique grille, front bumper, headlights, rear bumper and use of black trim for the inner headlamp panels.

The new Skyline Sedan is available in a choice of six exterior colors, including a new Dark Metal Grey (metallic) and Vibrant Red (solid).

Refined Skyline Sedan and Coupe Interior Treatments
In addition to the Sedan’s exterior revisions, Nissan has made qualitative improvements to the interiors of both the Skyline Sedan and Skyline Coupe. The center console trim has been redesigned to express greater volume (AT models only), with the center armrest reshaped for better integration with the console. New soft materials are utilized for the console sides and cupholder lid and there are new patterns and shades for the genuine aluminum and genuine wood trim. The Skyline Sedan adds modified Beige and Black interior color treatments.

Enhancements to the instrument panel include white illumination for the vehicle information display and instrument indicator, as well as standardized lettering for speedometer and tachometer. The Intelligent Cruise Control system now works between 0 and about 100 km/h (not available with Sedan 250GT A package; a manufacturer option for Coupe 370GT Type P and 370GT).

Both Sedan and Coupe come with the HDD Carwings navigation system, which now offers enhanced entertainment features – including a built-in digital terrestrial broadcast tuner and USB connections for iPod®*3 and other music playback devices (offered on all models except Sedan 250GT A package and Coupe 370GT A package).

An upgraded intelligent air-conditioning system is also standard on all models, except the Sedan 250GT and 250GT A package and Coupe 370GT A package. Based on the intelligent air-conditioner’s new plasma-cluster ion® system, it features a revised indoor-outdoor air exchanger to enhance cabin comfort.

Price range:
Skyline Sedan: 2,892,000 yen (21.706,20 Euro) to 4,410,000 yen (33.099,70 Euro) including consumption tax
Skyline Coupe: 3,864,000 yen (29.001,60 Euro) to 5,019,000 yen (37.670,60 Euro) including consumption tax

*1 For vehicles emitting 75% less (SU-LEV) than levels mandated in Japan’s 2005 exhaust emissions regulations and achieving 15% better fuel-economy compared to 2010 standards: 50% reduction in acquisition tax on new vehicles registered by March 31, 2012, and 50% reduction in weight tax on new vehicles registered by April 30, 2012.
*2 As of January 6, 19 Nissan models qualify for Japan’s preferential tax rates for environment-friendly vehicles: Moco, Otti, Roox, March, Note, Cube, Tida, Tida Latio, Wingroad, Serena, Dualis, X-trail, Lafesta Sedan, Skyline Sedan, Fuga, AD/AD Expert, NV200 Vanette, Atlas F24, and Atlas H43.
*3 “iPod” is a registered trademark of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and other countries.

Quelle: Nissan

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