A joint project of Nissan and Dongfeng, the firm Venucia, shared the first pictures of the crossover, designed on the new platform. It is expected that the five-seater SUV with a length of 4.7 meters will be equipped with hybrid power plant. The start of sales is scheduled for 2020.
As-yet-untitled new Venucia is a pipelined version of a prototype of The V, which was presented in April of this year. Serial SUV got traditional doors and mirrors, received a less extreme thresholds and front bumper, but kept the General concept of the floating roof and V shaped grille.
Chinese media claim that the Venucia SUV will be the first-born of a modular platform which will underpin other models of the brand. It is expected that the technical stuffing crossover “inherit” the Alliance Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi: in particular, under the hood of new items will be placed a 1.5-liter “turbochetverku” Mitsubishi with capacity of 140 horsepower.
Rumored to help the gasoline powertrain will be a 48-volt starter-generator in the composition of a temperate hybrid plants. On the type of drive crossover is not reported.
The premiere of the Venucia SUV will take place before the end of the week. Local media expect that the novelty will cost comparable with larger kupeobrazny crossover Venucia T90, which is based on the “cart” of the old Qashqai+2. In China the price of T90 will start with a mark of 119 thousand yuan ($17 000). Export model Venucia Alliance Nissan-Dongfeng has no plans.
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