Nissan today revealed a new model for JDM which is a luxurious minivan called the Elgrand. The car has a pure Japanese design which is cool but might look weird to the rest of the world, and it has a traditional approach to luxury with lots of leather and wood. But as you expect it’s very sophisticated and comes with a clever seating system as well.
Available as 250Highway STAR and 350Highway STAR (+Premium trim) models, the car can be had wit either two or four-wheel-drive and either a 2.5-liter QR25DE engine with maximum output of 125kW(170PS)/5600rpm and maximum torque of 245Nm, or a 3.5-liter VQ35DE (which is basically the same engine they used in Maxima for years) maximum output of 206kW(280PS)/6400rpm and maximum torque of 344Nm.
It comes as standard with multi-function high quality seats with leg rest and the world’s first 11-inch electronic retractable monitor used in a minivan. A Private Theater System powered by a Bose® 5.1 Surround Sound System is available for the rear seats.
Elgrand’s other features include:
-Intelligent Cruise Control (350Highway STAR Premium, 350Highway STAR manufacturer option)
-School zone safe driving guide
-Safe driving support system
-Auto light system (linked front wipers, dawn sensors)
-Active AFS (350Highway STAR Premium, 350Highway STAR standard)
-Halogen fog lamp equipped front bumper
-Side under mirror
-VDC (Vehicle Dynamics Control (TCS functionality included)
-ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) + Break Assist + EBD (Electronic Brake force Distribution control system)
-Intelligent Brake Assist (350Highway STAR Premium, 350Highway STAR manufacturer option)
-Front seat active headrest
-Body construction for pedestrian protection / High-strength body construction (Zone Body)
-Driver and passenger seat SRS air bag system
-Driver and passenger seat SRS side air bag system
-SRS curtain air bag system
-Second seat ELR with 3 point seatbelt (Independent Buckle)
-Third seat ELR with 3 point seatbelt (Independent Buckle)
-Second seat ISO FIX Child seat anchor (right and left)
-Tire pressure sensor that detects decreased air pressure. It displays a warning on the information display. The system is combined with a buzzer alarm that gives guidance when the pressure comes to a certain level. This pressure guidance system was first adopted in Japan.
Unit sales: 1,900 units per month
Sales launch event: August 21 (Sat.), 22 (Sun.), 28 (Sat.), 29 (Sun.),2010