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Official: Venucia SUV for the Chinese car market

Published on September 25, 2014 by Tycho de Feijter

Official: Venucia SUV for the Chinese car market

Venucia, a sub-brand of the Dongfeng-Nissan joint venture, has released the first images of a new Venucia branded SUV. The yet nameless vehicle will debut in semi-concept form on the Guangzhou Auto Show in December, and the production version is expected to debut in the first half of 2015.

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The Venucia SUV will be based on the old Nissan X-Trail which was manufactured by Dongfeng-Nissan. Price started at 207.800 yuan and ended at 269.800 yuan. Power came from a 144hp 2.0 and a 184hp 2.5. The new X-Trail launched in March, leaving the old car for Venucia.

The Venucia SUV will keep the 2.0 but the thirsty 2.5 will disappear. A 1.6 liter four-cylinder petrol will be added below the 2.0. This won’t make the SUV very fast, but it will be very cheap.

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How and old Nissan can get young again, looking better than the X-Trail ever did.

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  1. PGMJ- September 25, 2014 Reply

    I believe this will be the usual sub-brand business: they present a nice concept but in reality they will just launch a facelifted old model with new name. Anyway we will have to wait one more year to see I was wrong or right.

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