Nissan today released information abouts the 2007 Nissan Tiida (pronounced Tee-da for those of you who haven’t seen the horrible TV ads). The Tiida is a shadow of the car it replaces, the Nissan Pulsar, and whilst Nissan’s big gamble of pushing the Tiida towards the young female segment failed miserably, they are back again and trying even harder this year.
The Japanese Built Tiida comes with a relatively weak 1.8 litre engine putting out 93kW of power and 174Nm of troque. Unfortunately, the vehicle is still equiped with a 4-speed automatic transmission (A/T), or for the adventurous female, there is always the 6-speed manual.
There are four variations to the Tiida,
The Nissan Tiida ST – $17,990 Manual Only
The Nissan Tiida ST-L – $19,990 for the manual – $22,240 for the Auto
The Nissan Tiida Q Hatch – $22,990 for the manual – $25,240 for the Auto
The Model above the ST, the Tiida ST-L comes with all of the ST features plus:
Charcoal tricot seat cloth trim
Front to rear curtain SRS airbags
15″ alloy wheels
The once formidable Pulsar Q has now been replaced by the not so formidable, Tiida Q which gets addition features on top of the ST-L:
Charcoal premium seat trim
Leather steering wheel
Metallic look dash trim
Radio/CD player with 6 speakers
Front fog lights
Sliding rear seat
Front map lights
Front and rear armrests
Overhead sunglasses holder
And the top of the range Tiida Ti Sedan comes with all features above plus:
4 speed automatic transmission (A/T) only
60/40 split fold rear seat with boot access
Rear boot spoiler
This car isn’t the best money can buy, for those who are looking at buying a similar sized car, you would do yourself a world of favours having a look at the range from Mazda, perhaps the Mazda 2 or even the Mazda 3 Neo. If you’re going for the base model Tiida SL, for $20,000 you have to remember that you are in Toyota Yaris and Mazda 2 category.
Whilst the Yaris has an interior better suited to a 30 year old US Submarine, the car it self comes very well equipped, if you don’t mind a little less power. Definitely check out the Mazda 3 Neo if your going to opt out for the Tiida Ti Sedan!