Nissan
plans to introduce a new 3.0 litre luxury coupe model in the United States for
the 2002 model year. The new car will rival models offered by Toyota and Honda.

Nissan
stopped developing 2-3 litre coupes for the US market at the end of 1990s and
diverted its efforts to SUVs.

However, the US coupe market has grown steadily growing and models such as
Honda’s CL and Toyota’s Solara (both produced locally) have sold well in the
US.

Nissan has already started U.S. production of luxury pickups and launched several
new luxury sedan models, including the Inifiniti Q45.

This September it will introduce a new coupe with a sticker price of around
$30,000.

Nissan hopes the new coupe and the Z, a sports coupe to be introduced next
year, will strengthen its brand image in North America.










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