Nissan revived the Cima nameplate as the long wheelbase version of the Nissan Fuga Hybrid. Instead of a V8 engine, the new Cima is now a hybrid sedan equipped with the 3.5L V6 hybrid VQ engine with maximum power of 225 kW(306PS)/6800rpm and maximum torque of 350N•m(35.7kgf•m)/5000rpm) with an advanced ‘HM34’ electric motor with maximum power output of 50 kW(68PS) and maximum torque of 270N•m(27.5kgf•m)and high-output lithium-ion battery with a quick charge/discharge function. It also comes with Nissan’s “Intelligent Dual Clutch Control”, a one-motor two-clutch parallel hybrid system, that offers direct response, superb driving feel and low fuel consumption. Sales of this flagship hybrid sedan in Japan will start in May 21, 2012. It is a resurrection of a 1960s and 1970s styling trend called “coke bottle styling“.
I think that this interpretation of the Cima is a better one than the Skyline I mused about recently.
It has opening doors and a better level of detail than I would have normally expected as well as capturing that bulbous backside.
What would you think if say Mattel added a pure JDM like this in their range? Would they do as good a job here? My gut tells me no, but then again……
I am happy with this casting which does very well.