Words by Jose Carlo R. Sapera | Photos courtesy of Dongfeng Nissan Passenger Vehicle Company
The Teana is Nissan’s flagship model in many countries, as it is here in the Philippines. It's the company’s answer to the likes of the Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, and Hyundai Sonata. And just recently, the Yokohama-based car manufacturer, together with their Chinese partner Dongfeng Motor Co. Ltd., marked the world premier of the all-new 2014 Nissan Teana in Guangzhou, China.
In case you haven't noticed from the pictures, the Chinese version of the Teana is actually what the Americans call the Altima which they got last year. It seems that Nissan is using a global model for several markets and tailor-fits each one to suit the taste of each continent. But for some reason, they have this bad habit of renaming each one which does get very confusing. Can't we all just get along and call this car the Altima?