Recently we are hear about perdana replacement model. Berita Harian Online
reports that the Nissan Fuga will be the Perdana replacement model.Is it TRUE??
Here is some info about Fuga for perdana fans.
The Fuga (Japanese: 日産・フーガ) is a full-size luxury car from Nissan of Japan, introduced in October 2004. First shown as the Fuga Concept at the 2003 Tokyo Motor Show, it is a direct replacement for the long running Nissan Cedric, Nissan Gloria, Nissan Cima and Nissan President series of cars.
Some history about Fuga..
When the Prince (Nissan) Gloria was first introduced in 1959, it was based on a stretched version of the original Prince (Nissan) Skyline, which was first introduced in 1957. Nissan used this approach again for the Fuga, using the Skyline platform again.
Nissan wanted to create a fresh approach started by the Cedric/Gloria and focus its efforts to compete with European executive mid-sized sports sedans, such as the BMW 5 series, Audi A6, Mercedes-Benz E-Class and Jaguar S-Type.
The Fuga's primary competitor from Toyota is the Toyota Crown Athlete Series, but also competes with the Lexus GS. The Fuga at its introduction was one level below the Nissan Cima, which is 2" longer.
The Fuga is also used as an uplevel Taxi in Japan.
Fuga Basic structure..
Aluminum is used in the body, hood, trunk lid and is also used in the doors internally to reduce weight. The front suspension uses a double wishbone setup, also to reduce unsprung weight, and to improve vehicle handling. This type of suspension was previously used on the Cedric/Gloria until 1983, when that platform began to use MacPherson struts for the front suspension, but still uses the multilink rear suspension which was introduced on the Cedric/Gloria in 1979. The Fuga uses aluminum alloy extensively in both the front and rear suspension components.
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