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Nissan Tiida Hatchback


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Nissan have launched the 2nd generation of the Tiida, previously one of the biggest contenders in the compact car segment, so the question is, can the Tiida do the business again? 

Apart from the obvious changes to the exterior, what have Nissan changed?  In a nutshell the new Tiida has been updated with all the latest infotainment and safety systems, and disappointingly have changed the transmission to CVT, which in my mind is the worst creation since nuclear power.  Hit the accelerator from a standing start and the revs stay at a constant 6,000rpm creating the most annoying engine drone ever. Luckily Nissan fitted a decent sound system to help drown out the noise. I prefer the 4-speed automatic transmission previously fitted on the original, but sadly this is not an option. 

Two engine sizes are available for the Tiida, we tested the 1.6 producing a sufficient 116bhp and we didn’t have any issues with the overall performance, it’s still a pokey little hatch.  

For the basic 1.6-litre, prices start at a reasonable AED57,000 stretching to a pricey AED77,000 for the 1.8-litre SL Plus.

Overall the Tiida is still a good competitor for the C-segment but not the strongest. Many manufactures are producing good products for today’s market, although the Tiida may still remain a popular choice for the commercial sector, I doubt it will have the same success driving private sales.

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