Nissan Latio developed as a global compact sedan launched in Japan
Nissan announced the launch of the all-new Nissan Latio, which goes on sale today nationwide at Nissan dealers throughout Japan. The new Latio, developed as a global compact sedan, is already on sale in global markets including China, the United States and Thailand. Acclaimed by owners, the new sedan has sold more than 500,000 units in these markets to date. Latio is characterized by environmentally-friendly features, a high-quality exterior and roomy, comfortable interior space – helping it meet the needs of a wide range of compact sedan customers, including mature and fleet customers.
Cabin spaciousness and great ride comfort, which have been previously been highly acclaimed, are further enhanced, optimally satisfying a wide range of compact sedan customers. Spacious interior roominess of a one-class-above sedan (effective interior length) is provided by minimizing the engine compartment and optimizing the layout of the fuel tank. Rear seat passenger comfort is enhanced by the ample knee room and wide field of vision. Trunk capacity is improved through use of uniquely shaped trim, resulting in luggage space of 490L (based on the VDA method).
Best-in-class fuel economy of 22.6km/L (on JC08 mode) is achieved with all grades equipped with HR12DE engine and an Idling Stop System, with XTRONIC CVT installed. The HR12DE engine provides excellent acceleration performance in city driving, delivering user-friendly operation in everyday use. Also contributing to the improved fuel efficiency is a vehicle weight reduction of about 70kg (compared to the previous model) and adoption of a new highly aerodynamic body shape.
With its outstanding fuel economy, both SU-LEV certification (by emitting 75% fewer exhaust emissions than 2005 standards) and 10% improvement in fuel economy over 2015 standards are achieved. Along with preferential tax breaks under the Japanese tax system to promote the diffusion of environmentally friendly vehicles, automobile acquisition and weight taxes are reduced by 75%.