Nissan Laurel

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Not to be confused with Nissan Largo.
Nissan Laurel
1997-1999 NISSAN Laurel.jpg
1998-99 Nissan Laurel
Overview
Manufacturer Nissan
Production 1968–2002
Model years 1969-2002
Body and chassis
Class executive car
Chronology
Successor Nissan Teana

The Nissan Laurel was introduced by Nissan in 1968 as a new model designed to slot above the 1968 Datsun Bluebird 510, with the same sense of luxury found in the Nissan Cedric 130 but with slightly reduced dimensions.

The first Laurel was developed by the Nissan Tsurumi R&D Division and assembled at the Musashimurayama Plant of the former Prince Motor Company. There were both 2-door and 4-door variants. It was released as a Nissan after Prince merged with Nissan. Laurels for years shared many components and architectures with the Skyline range. The Laurel was not sold new in Japan at Nissan Prince Shop locations that sold the Skyline and Gloria, former Prince products. Instead the Laurel was sold at Nissan Motor Shop as the junior model to the larger V-8 powered Nissan President.

Since 1968, eight generations of Laurel have been produced in Japan. Nissan intermittently listed the Laurel for sale in various Asian and European markets (it was also sold in Chile and Panama, as the Datsun Laurel, starting in the late seventies), and then discontinued the export of this model from 1989. In Japan, the Laurel wasn't marketed as a Datsun; it was always labeled as a Nissan.

The Laurel was cancelled as a result of Nissan Revival Plan as a casualty of overproduction.

First generation (C30) (1968–1972)[edit]

Nissan Laurel C30
Nissan Laurel C30.jpg
Nissan Laurel
Overview
Also called
  • Datsun Laurel
  • Datsun 200L
  • Datsun 1800 [1]
Production 1968 - 1972
Model years 1969-1972
Assembly Musashimurayama, Japan
Body and chassis
Body style
Layout front engine/rear drive
Related
Powertrain
Engine
Transmission
Dimensions
Wheelbase 2,620 mm (103.1 in)
Length 4,305 mm (169.5 in)
Width 1,605 mm (63.2 in)
Height 1,405 mm (55.3 in)
Curb weight 1,005 kg (2,215.6 lb)

In April 1968 Nissan presented its new Laurel in four-door deLuxe and Super deLuxe versions, both equipped with a 1.8 L inline-four engine and independent rear suspension. In June 1970 a two-door hardtop coupé joined the lineup, and one year later a 2000 cc engine became available in the four-door sedan as well. Its competitors at introduction were the Toyota Corona Mark II sedan, and the Mazda Luce which was introduced in 1966.

This car was developed by the Nissan Tsurumi vehicle development team, but the C30 Laurel was fitted with the Prince four-cylinder SOHC engine, the G18. (On the other hand, the GC10 Skyline 2000GT was developed by the former Prince Ogikubo vehicle development team, but was fitted with Nissan L20 six-cylinder SOHC engine.) This was of 1,815 cc capacity. The suspension is the same four-wheel independent system that was fitted on the C10 Skyline.

The Laurel Hardtop model was equipped with the SOHC 1,990 cc 110 or 120 PS (81 or 88 kW) G20-series four-cylinders. The four-door sedan was originally only available with the lesser G18. The SU twin-carburetted 2000GX received sporty equipment.

August 1970 saw the release of a modified version of the four-door sedan version, now with the same roof angle as that of the hard top. The instrument panel received redesigned panel meters, and the more luxurious GL grade was added.

1972 Nissan Laurel series C30 2000GX coupe


Second generation (C130) (1972–1977)[edit]

Nissan Laurel C130
Nissan Laurel C130 001.JPG
Overview
Also called Datsun Laurel
Datsun 200L
Production 1972 - 1977
Model years 1973-1977
Assembly Musashimurayama, Japan
Body and chassis
Body style 2-door hardtop coupé
4-door sedan
Layout front engine/rear drive
Related Nissan Skyline
Powertrain
Engine 1,770 cc (1.8 L) L18 I4
1,815 cc (1.8 L) G18 I4
2.0 L G20 I4
2.0 L L20A I6
2.6 L L26 I6
2.8 L L28 I6
Transmission 4/5-speed manual
3-speed automatic
Dimensions
Wheelbase 2,670 mm (105.1 in)
Length 4,500 mm (177.2 in)
Width 1,670 mm (65.7 in)
Height 1,415 mm (55.7 in)
Curb weight 1,155 kg (2,546.3 lb)

In April 1972 the second Laurel generation appeared, again in four-door saloon and two-door hardtop coupé form affectionately known as the Butaketsu Laurel ("pig's butt") because of its "big" rear quarter panels and tail section, with the taillights incorporated into the rear bumper. The saloon now was endowed with a rear beam axle and leaf springs, while the coupé clung to Independent Rear Suspension. In addition to the 1.8 and 2.0 L four-cylinder engines, a 2.0 L inline-six was now available, joined, from October, 1973, by a 2.6 L six; the latter was replaced by a 2.8 L six in late 1975. The G-20 4-cylinder and L20 six-cylinder engines were equipped with SU twin carburetors but were eliminated February 1976 due to emission regulations.

The styling of the coupe appears to be influenced by the 1970 Ford Torino and the Mercury Cougar, reflecting a popular styling trend during the 1960s and 1970s called "coke bottle". The Toyota competitor was the Mark II coupe and sedan.

Engines available at the time were the four-cylinder 1,815 cc G18 and 1,990 cc G20, and the six-cylinder 1998 cc L20. Both the G20 and L20 were available with twin SU carburettors as an option. However, only the G20 equipped cars outwardly announced this with a “Twin Carburettor 2000GX” badge.

In October 1973 the first Laurel with the 2,565 cc L26 six-cylinder engine was added and badged as “2600SGL”. Since the engine was over two litres, it was not restrained by the size limits imposed by Japanese regulations, and therefore it was fitted with bigger bumpers than regular Laurels.

In September 1975, in order to meet the new emissions regulations for that year, the L26 was replaced by the larger yet 2,753 cc L28 six-cylinder. By October the carburettors in the L20 were replaced with electronic fuel injection and the engine was now dubbed L20E. Because of the difficulty in meeting the emissions regulations, the twin-carburetted engines were all discontinued. The 1,770 cc L18 replaced the G18 in the lineup.

Rear view of "pig's butt" Laurel

In February 1976 carburetted 1.8-litre and 2.0-litre engines which met the 1976 emissions regulations were introduced, and were identified with the Nissan NAPS badge.

Third generation (C230) (1977–1980)[edit]

Nissan Laurel C230
Nissan-Laurel2800SGL 01.JPG
Overview
Also called Datsun Laurel
Datsun 180L/200L/240L/280L
Production 1977 - 1980
Assembly Musashimurayama, Japan
Body and chassis
Body style 4-door sedan
4-door hardtop
2-door hardtop
Layout front engine/rear drive
Related Nissan Skyline
Powertrain
Engine 1,770 cc L18 I4
1,770 cc Z18 I4
1,952 cc Z20 I4
1,998 cc L20/L20E I6
2,393 cc L24 I6
2,753 cc L28E I6
1,991 cc SD20 diesel I4
Transmission 3/4/5-speed manual
3-speed automatic
Dimensions
Wheelbase 2,670 mm (105.1 in)
Length 4,525 mm (178.1 in)
Width 1,685 mm (66.3 in)
Height 1,405 mm (55.3 in)
Curb weight 1,235 kg (2,722.7 lb)

The third generation appeared in January 1977. For the first time, the C230 was available in either saloon and hardtop coupé form, but also as a hardtop saloon without B-posts. The hardtop was only available with six-cylinder engines. Buyers could choose between a 1.8 litre four, a 2.0 litre inline-six (carburetted or fuel-injected, a first for the Laurel), a 2.8 litre six, or a 2.0 litre diesel four, sourced from Nissan Diesel. Transmissions were mainly four- or five-speed manuals or a three-speed automatic, although a three-speed manual with a column shift was also available in the lower spec and commercial versions.[2] In the autumn of 1978 the C230 received a mild facelift (type C231), marked visually by squared instead of round double headlights. The Toyota competitor was the Mark II coupé and sedan.

One year later (January 1978) Nissan released a tenth anniversary edition, which adopted a special deep red body color known as "Laurel's Crimson", as well as trim-specific emblems, aluminum wheels and front grille. In 1979 the 2.4 litre L24 engine was added to the lineup.[2]

November 1978 brought minor changes to the Laurel, including squaring off of the front headlights. The highest trim level, "Medalist", received air conditioning in addition to its OHC four-cylinder two-litre diesel engine. The 1,800 cc cars switched to the newer Z18 crossflow engine and all Laurels now met the Showa 53 (1979) gasoline vehicle emission regulations.

Later, in October 1979, a two-litre four-cylinder gasoline option (Z20-series) was added. Also new were the options of automatic transmission and the SGL equipment grade on diesel vehicles.

1979 Datsun 200L (Chile)

In February 1980 an electric sunroof and the a hardtop version of the Medalist was added. This was the first year in which a sunroof was a model option.

In July 1980 Limited a special edition "gold medalist" top-of-the-line trim was released.

Fourth generation (C31) (1980–1984)[edit]

Nissan Laurel C31
Nissan Laurel London 1980.jpg
Overview
Also called Datsun Laurel
Production 1980 - 1984
Assembly Musashimurayama, Japan
Designer Shinichiro Sakurai
Body and chassis
Body style 4-door hardtop
4-door sedan
Layout front engine/rear drive
Related Nissan Skyline
Nissan Leopard F30
Powertrain
Engine 1.8 L Z18S I4
2.0 L Z20S I4
2.0 L L20E I6
2.0 L L20ET turbo I6
2.4 L L24 I6 (export)
2.8 L L28E I6
2.0 L LD20 diesel I4
2.8 L LD28 diesel I6
Transmission 4/5-speed manual
3/4-speed automatic
Dimensions
Wheelbase 2,670 mm (105.1 in)
Length 4,635 mm (182.5 in)
Width 1,690 mm (66.5 in)
Height 1,360 mm (53.5 in)
Curb weight 1,245 kg (2,744.8 lb)

The C31 model, introduced in November, 1980, was the first model that was only available in a four-door form, either as a sedan or hardtop. Engines for the C31 were 1.8-liter, 2.0-liter L20, 2.4-liter L24 gasoline, and 2.8-liter diesel. The coupe was replaced by the new Nissan Leopard F30. The Toyota competitor was the Cresta hardtop and the Mark II sedan. November 1982 saw the introduction of the Limited "Givenchy Version" with Hubert de Givenchy doing the TV commercials in Japan. In 1981, the Nissan Laurel Spirit was offered as a smaller alternative to the Laurel, while still offering the luxury content of the larger car.

In November 1980 C31-facelift model were released. Development Supervisor, Itirou Makoto Sakurai, who is in charge of development in the form of a joint appointment with the Skyline was designed to share, and four-door sedan body variant HARDTOP 4. It was redesigned in the European style and tone. The coefficient of drag (Cd value) of the four-door hardtop is 0.38. The lowest-priced Z18 is a four-cylinder engine, as is the 2-litre Z20. The L20-series are inline-six cylinder models, also available in fuel injected L20E type, and as the turbocharged L20ET - the first turbocharged Laurel. On top of the lineup was the 2.8 litre L28E, and for some export markets the 2.4 litre L24 engine (usually carburetted) was also offered. Mostly for commercial use there was the four-cylinder LD20 diesel engine, while private users usually preferred the larger six-cylinder LD28 type which was also available with much better equipment.

In February 1981 GX trim was added. L20E sedan with independent rear suspension in the vehicle suspension formula (a six-link independent rear suspension was equipped as standard on the turbocharged cars). In November 1981 the car received some improvement and the Turbo Medalist model was new to the lineup.

In September 1982 there was a minor change. Up a sense of luxury and large-scale extrusion in the chrome bumpers and rear license plate holder. The tail lamp design was changed as well. Instead of the Z18 series engine, the new OHC four-cylinder 1,809 cc CA18S engine was fitted to the Laurel 1.8. At that time, integrated engine-CA18S other, L20ET type, L20E type, inline four-cylinder SOHC Z20S, cars and diesel-LD20 and LD28-6 models. L28E L20 (carburetted version) LD20 column shift AT-6 sedan car seat design is discontinued. The six-cylinder gasoline-powered car with automatic transmission and Super Touring equipment received an overdrive gear at the same time.

In November 1982 the Givenchy limited version was released. In February 1983 the "50 Special" released. In March the Givenchy II version went on sale. May Special 50 Special II launch vehicle. July, fender mirrors and door mirrors and two motors employed. October, instruction car series as a personal taxi for four-cylinder engine with OHC Z18P of LPG vehicles (grade STD, GL) added. SGL Grand Touring car (with a hubcap for Medalist colored bumper and large) and 50 Special Release III.

January 1984 saw the abolition of the 1.8 liter GL models, while the Givenchy III limited edition also went on sale.

European export models received the carburetted 2.0 (DX) and 2.4 inline-sixes (SGL), with 71 kW (97 PS) and 88 kW (120 PS) respectively, or with the large 2.8 diesel with 60 kW (82 PS).[3] A fuel injected 2.4 with 127 PS (93 kW) later appeared for some markets.[4] As large Japanese cars are not very popular with private buyers in Europe, the diesel saw the lion's share of sales, mainly for taxi usage. Fitted with a detuned version of the L24 engine, the Laurel was introduced to the Middle Eastern (mainly Saudi) market in 1982.

1982 Datsun Laurel 2.4 
1981 Datsun Laurel 2.4 Hardtop 

Fifth generation (C32) (1984–1989)[edit]

Nissan Laurel C32
C32 Nissan Laurel.jpg
Overview
Production 1984-1989
Model years 1985-1989
Assembly Musashimurayama, Japan
Designer Naganori Ito
Body and chassis
Body style 4-door hardtop
4-door sedan
Layout front engine/rear drive
Related Nissan Skyline
Nissan Leopard F31
Nissan Pintara
Powertrain
Engine 1.8 L CA18S I4
2.0 L CA20S I4
2.0 L RB20E I6
2.0 L RB20DET turbo I6
2.0 L VG20ET turbo V6
2.4 L L2.4E
3.0 L VG30S V6
3.0 L VG30E V6
2.8 L LD28 diesel I6
2.8 L RD28 diesel I6
Transmission 5-speed manual
4-speed automatic
Dimensions
Wheelbase 2,670 mm (105.1 in)
Length 4,650 mm (183.1 in)
Width 1,690 mm (66.5 in)
Height 1,425 mm (56.1 in)
Curb weight 1,380 kg (3,042.4 lb)
Chronology
Successor Nissan Cefiro A31 (Asia)
Nissan Maxima (Europe)

The C32 were fitted with four gasoline engines. The CA20S (which were the only four-cylinder to be seen in the C32), the L24S the VG20ET, the VG30E and the throttle body fuel injection installed VG30S. It also came with the LD28 diesel. In 1987 there were a minor facelift which basically were bigger bumpers, new grilles, and new lights in the front and back. The LD28 diesel engine were swapped out in favor of the similarly dimensioned RD28. This generation became the first Laurel with a V6 engine.

The C32 was the last model to be sold outside Japan. In Europe the Laurel was deplaced by the Nissan Maxima who never reached the Laurel's popularity. The marked Laurel was often bought because of his high qualitiy. The Laurel was often used as a taxi in Germany.

The styling of the Nissan Laurel began to resemble the larger Nissan Cedric and Nissan Gloria but on a slightly smaller platform, with reduced tax liability based on the vehicles dimensions. The Toyota competitor was the Cresta hardtop and the Mark II sedan, and in 1986 the Honda Vigor.

In October 1984 the C32-facelift was released. Osamu Ito, Development Supervisor of the R31/32 Skyline, was assigned to redesgin the Laurel. He saw the car needed significant changes, and set about doing so. Some of the Laurel's new features included a 4-door sedan body, variations in the hardtop, an angular design (including a strong push), and the world's first electric retractable door mirrors.

The RB20E engine was equipped with six-cylinder series SOHC2.0L, VG20ET-SOHC2.0L V6 turbo, CA18S-series four-cylinder (LPG and specifications), LD28-series 6-cylinder diesel SOHC2.8L. The car's system also integrated a C32 steering rack and adopted a formula-pinion.

In May 1985, the Grand Touring Limited edition was released.

Some improvements were made in October 1985 and January 1986.

In October 1986 MECHANICAL CHANGE significant change in the exterior. RB20DET series DOHC2.0L 24-6-cylinder is equipped with a new DOHC, diesel engine, RD28-series 6-cylinder diesel engine that has changed SOHC 2.8L.

In May 1987 Car "GRANDE TOURING HAWAII LIMITED" release. August of same year GRANDE TOURING LIMITED added to lineup.

In February 1988 there was an improved and some 20 releases Super medalist anniversary special edition. In May 1988, the "Hawaii Touring" model was released. In September of the same year, the Super Series Selection was added to the lineup. In December discontinued captive model. In January 1989 Laurels with an automatic gearbox received a shift lock.

The fifth generation was discontinued in July 1993.

Rear view of fifth generation Laurel
Nissan Laurel HardTop Medalist


Sixth generation (C33) (1989–1993)[edit]

Nissan Laurel C33
LaurelC33.JPG
Overview
Also called Nissan Laurel Altima
Production Japan: 1989-1993
Taiwan: 1993-1997
Model years Japan: 1990-1993
Taiwan: 1993-1997
Assembly Miaoli, Taiwan
Musashimurayama, Japan
Body and chassis
Body style 4-door hardtop
Layout front engine/rear drive
Related Nissan Skyline
Nissan Cefiro
Nissan Silvia S13
Powertrain
Engine 1.8 L CA18i I4
2.0 L RB20DET turbo I6
2.0 L RB20DE I6
2.0 L RB20E I6
2.5 L I6 RB25DE
2.8 L I6 diesel RD28
Transmission 5-speed manual
4-speed automatic
5-speed automatic
Dimensions
Wheelbase 2,670 mm (105.1 in)
Length 4,690 mm (184.6 in)
Width 1,695 mm (66.7 in)
Height 1,365 mm (53.7 in)
Curb weight 1,330 kg (2,932.1 lb)

In December 1988, the C33 Laurel was announced. A month later (January 1989) the C33 went on sale, originally only available as a hardtop four-door. The base engine offering again was a 1.8 litre four, the available options consisted of a 2-litre six (SOHC, DOHC or DOHC Turbo) and a 2.8-litre diesel inline-six. Early in 1991 a DOHC 2.5-litre inline-six coupled to a five-speed automatic became available.

The Nissan Laurel used a rear-wheel drive layout, making it a popular car to modify and for drifting use, particularly Laurels of this generation. The C33 has the same floor plan as the Nissan A31 Cefiro and the four-door Nissan Skyline R32. They have many interchangeable parts which makes them ideal for modification. Suspension parts are identical to the Nissan Silvia S13 model.

The Toyota competitor was the Cresta, and there was also the new Honda Inspire in the same segment.

Models of Laurel include Medalist, Medalist Club S and Gran Limited. The Club S was the only C33 laurel with the RB25DE option and addition of front lip spoiler, with other models offering only the RB20, CA18 and RD28 engines.

As of March 1989, sedan versions also became available. Disappeared V6 engine, RB20E type (SOHC), RB20DE type, RB20DET type (more than two DOHC) series 6-cylinder 2.0L, CA18i series four-cylinder SOHC1.8L, RD28-series six-cylinder diesel features. Rear HICAS suspension is used, being of the improved HICAS-II configuration. Four-cylinder model (CA18i) series and six-cylinder diesel engine (RD28) in the presence and instruction car specifications.

Minor changes were made in January 1991. Facelift on, RB20E/RB20DE car engine 5-speed AT model. Also in November 1991 3-series cars RB25DE Catalogue DOHC2.5L add a grade-six-cylinder engine. 2.5L existing and additional models equipped with previous generations high mount side lamp, side door airbags. Organizing models in the senior grades.

In the North American market, this was only sold in parts of the Caribbean, primarily the Bahamas under the Nissan Laurel Altima. However, the Altima name was first used in the United States & Canada starting in the 1993 model year for its new compact car, which has since become a mid-size in 2002.

By January 1992 cumulative production achieved 2 million units.

Seventh generation (C34) (1993–1997)[edit]

Nissan Laurel C34
Nissan C34 Laurel.jpg
Overview
Production 1993-1997
Model years 1994-1997
Assembly Musashimurayama, Japan
Body and chassis
Body style 4-door hardtop
Layout Front engine, rear-wheel drive / four-wheel drive
Related Nissan Skyline
Nissan Stagea
Nissan Silvia S14
Powertrain
Engine 2.0 L I6 RB20E
2.0 L I6 RB20DE
2.5 L Turbo I6 RB25DET
2.5 L I6 RB25DE
2.8 L Diesel I6 RD28
Transmission 5-speed manual(Diesel)
4-speed automatic
5-speed automatic
Dimensions
Wheelbase 2,720 mm (107.1 in)
Length 4,710 mm (185.4 in)
Width 1,720 mm (67.7 in)
Height 1,390 mm (54.7 in)
Curb weight 1,490 kg (3,284.9 lb)

The Laurel C34 was no longer available in hardtop sedan configuration; the single body style offered was the regular saloon with B-posts. Gone as well was the four-cylinder engine. Available engines included a 2.0 L six (SOHC or DOHC), a 2.5 L DOHC six and a 2.8 L diesel six.

Some of the later models featured more sophistication such as Nissan's proprietary 4-wheel steering (HICAS) and 4-wheel drive (ATTESA) systems, which were based on the Skyline models. The Toyota competitor was the Cresta and the Honda Inspire. This was the first series that was no longer regarded as a compact sedan under Japanese vehicle classification regulations due to the engine displacement exceeding 2000  cc, and vehicle length and width were no longer in compliance. Japanese owners were now liable for additional taxes paid yearly in addition to standard registration and inspection costs.

January 1993 the C34-facelift released. Catalog and全車3, body shape, with a view to ensure safety during side impact, plus a center pillar and HARDTOP 4. The smaller Laurel Spirit was replaced by the all-new Nissan Presea. ASCD (auto speed control), V G medalist steering switches that are only a selection of equipment. S club has electrical SUPERHICAS, ABS has been provided by the fitted. The RB20E engine-mounted, RB20DE type, RB25DE and RD28-type. 4-cylinder 1800 cc was abolished. Custom services LSD, REARMAINCHANGESUSPENSION, SUPER HICAS electric technology, diesel-RD28 for three-valve head (18 valves total) were used. Mission 5-speed MT only remaining medalist diesel and gasoline vehicles abolished MT car. System medalist, 20E Super Club Russell S is the ground sheet, ground tricot premium cruise medalist J, S Club is the gray Ecsaine. Medalist V, S Club are optional leather manufacturers (gray) Choose.

In May 1993 RB20E Club to add the S-type, 2.5 facelift car club and was only a 2-liter S version HAKATTA to boost sales by adding a liter.

In July 1993 and August 1993 Nissan was founded 60 years of additional special anniversary car. It was equipped with a key 60-year Anniversary.

January 1994 saw the major changes in the medium term. System has been added Fisher medalist in the center grille, front grille of the S Club new shape sporty type, S Club and dedicated to employing the front bumper, some design changes around the front. Club-S system RB25DET series 6-cylinder vehicle DOUBLETURBOENGINE add DOHC2.5L 24. Along with this series RB20DE abolished DOHC2.0L 24-6-cylinder car engine valves.

The September 1994 saw the latter type in MAJORCHANGE, Laurel's first medalist of Turbo AWD vehicles and additional vehicles. The minor change to the late-C34 has been changed significantly from the initially unpopular exterior design of the type.

Eighth generation (C35) (1997–2002)[edit]

Nissan Laurel C35
2000 Nissan Laurel 01.jpg
Overview
Production 1997-2002
Model years 1998-2002
Assembly Musashimurayama, Japan
Tochigi, Tochigi, Japan
Miaoli, Taiwan
Body and chassis
Body style 4-door hardtop
Layout Front engine, rear-wheel drive / four-wheel drive
Related Nissan Skyline
Nissan Stagea
Nissan Silvia S15
Powertrain
Engine 2.0L I6 RB20DE
2.5L Turbo-I6 RB25DET
2.5L I6 RB25DE
2.8L Diesel I6 RD28E
Transmission 4-speed automatic
Dimensions
Wheelbase 2,720 mm (107.1 in)
Length 4,765 mm (187.6 in)
Width 1,730 mm (68.1 in)
Height 1,400 mm (55.1 in)
Curb weight 1,440 kg (3,174.7 lb)
Chronology
Successor Nissan Teana

The eighth and last generation debuted in June, 1997. The number of available models was further reduced; the models had a DOHC two-liter engine, a 2.5 L six, or a 2.8 L diesel six. In late 2002 Laurel production was ended. The Toyota competitor was the Cresta and the Honda Inspire. This generation finally lost the manual transmission.

June 1997 The C35-facelift. With the RB20DE engine type, RB25DE type, RB25DET type (such as adopting a variable valve timing mechanism is the same type "NEO straight 6 so-called" change the RB series engines. Spec Turbo achieve 280 horsepower. RB All-DOHC24-valve), and RD28 (SOHC 18-valve, carried over from the C34) of the four models. AT 4-speed transmission only. Expression strut suspension is the front (AWD vehicles are multiple-link type) and a rear multi-link type.

September 1998 Add to that lean burn RB20DE engine model. S Club series 2.5-liter car with automatic transmission with manual mode "DUALMODE M-ATx" adopted.

January 1999 RB20DE and lean burn types.

August 1999 Minor change. Medalist of the series set to premiere with the exterior design changes. RD28 diesel engine has an electronically controlled fuel injection system to change from type-RD28E.

March 2001 Stop production at the Murayama Plant. Transferred to production facilities Tochigi plant. May, RD28-engine abolish grades.

August 2002 End of production. Ended 34-year history of the Laurel. In 2003, Nissan Laurel was replaced by Nissan Teana.

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Observer's Book of Automobiles, Sixteenth Edition, 1970, page 58
  2. ^ a b Braunschweig, Robert; Büschi, Hans-Ulrich, eds. (March 6, 1980). Automobil Revue '80 (in German/French) 75. Berne, Switzerland: Hallwag, AG. p. 262. 
  3. ^ Nissan Gamma [Nissan range] (brochure) (in Flemish), Aartselaar, Belgium: N.V. Nissan Belgium S.A., 1984, p. 3 
  4. ^ Mastrostefano, Raffaele, ed. (1985). Quattroruote: Tutte le Auto del Mondo 1985 (in Italian). Milano: Editoriale Domus S.p.A. p. 672. ISBN 88-7212-012-8. 
This article incorporates information from the revision as of 2009-05-12 of the equivalent article on the Japanese Wikipedia.

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