"Nissan Fuga" first appeared before the eyes of motorists in 2003, at a presentation in Tokyo. This attractive machine has aroused the interest of many people. True, they developed it specifically for the Japanese domestic market. However, this did not stop true connoisseurs of quality cars. Many ordered a model in her homeland or brought the car to their home. In any case, there are people in Russia who own this car. Well, since it's so popular, you should pay special attention to its characteristics.
The main feature that the Nissan Fuga boasts is its appearance. From the very first glance thrown at the car, it becomes clear that this is a real business class. A powerful radiator grille, “squinted” headlights that go a little over the fenders, rear optics like the Skyline model, aluminum doors and fenders, predatory body lines… All this simply cannot leave you indifferent.
Even the size of the car could not help but reflect on the appearance. The car is long - the first models reached 4,840 mm. The width of the car was 1,795 mm. And the height is 1,510 mm. Thanks to such dimensions, the model seemed elongated, dynamic, directed forward and wide. Like a real sports car. By the way, the wheelbase could boast of quite impressive dimensions - as much as 2,900 mm. And the developers made the ground clearance sportily low - 13.5 centimeters. For Japan, this is, of course, an acceptable indicator. But here in Russia, if you get to a site with a bad road, you will have to drive at minimum speed and bypass the pits.
If you look inside, you can see how the interior of the Nissan Fuga is similar to that of the Teana and Primera. However, the most important thing is quality. And, as always, it is top notch. Only high-quality leather and natural wood were used in the decoration.
And what is the dashboard! It has four orange dials, the readings from which are easy and simple to read. Inside there is even an analog clock and a control panel for comfort systems, equipped with an additional joystick. The large informative display, which displays the readings of the on-board computer, cannot but rejoice. But the main "highlight" of this car is the Bose audio system with support for WMA and MP3 formats. And footrests that slide out from under the seats.
And yet, despite the fact that the Nissan Fuga is equipped with an automatic transmission, the transmission control lever is enclosed in a leather case, which can often be found on sports carswith "mechanics".
V-shaped 6-cylinder engine, 3.5 liters and 280 hp. - this is the engine under the hood of the Nissan Fuga. This unit received mostly positive reviews.
First of all, people who own this car note the quick start of the model. As practice shows, the car reaches “hundreds” in 7 seconds. And this is an amazing figure for a car that weighs 1,640 kilograms without any extra load.
Turns the car is fine. In principle, as befits a rear-wheel drive business class car. It is by nature prone to high speeds. In addition, the Nissan Fuga, whose technical characteristics really inspire respect, is also equipped with an “active turn” system, known as Active Steering. It is she who “taxes” the drive wheels and changes the geometry of the rear suspension depending on the steering angle and speed. All this has a positive effect on management.
The suspension is soft, although, as the owners say, sometimes it feels like the car was not created for Russian roads. Vibration is felt at serious joints and pits. But the car has excellent sound insulation. And dynamics. At whatever speed the car is moving, it always has enough power for sharp acceleration. Although the speedometer scale on the first models is calibrated only to the mark of 180 km / h. As the owners assure, while driving, it always seems that the car is ready to add more, regardless of the indicators onappliance.
What else are the owners saying?
As you can already understand, people who bought this car respond well to the operation of the engine. What about everything else?
Special attention is paid to the work of the automatic transmission. Electronics perfectly realizes the potential of the box without the participation of the driver. Many claim that the “automatic” turns out to accelerate more confidently and more dynamically than in manual control mode.
Many more talk about headlights. They, thanks to the function of the electric drive, follow the turn of the steering wheel and look around the corners, perfectly illuminating everything. The cruise control, which itself keeps a distance from the car in front, cannot but rejoice. In addition, automation constantly analyzes what is happening on the road. Plus, there is a system that tracks road markings. And, of course, everyone is delighted with the number of airbags. Front, side, knee and even curtains - in such a car it is simply impossible to feel unreliable. Not surprisingly, Fugue received the highest score in the Euro-NCAP test.
Now we should talk about the Fugue model, which went on sale in 2011. This is a powerful sports car that the developers decided to equip with a parallel-hybrid system with one electronic motor and two clutches.
If we talk about the internal combustion engine, then under the hood of the model is a 3.5-liter unit. Together with the electrical installation, the total power is 306 horsepower. So verythe hybrid Nissan Fuga turned out to be powerful.
Reviews from owners are mostly rave. And this can be understood, because such a car consumes only 7 liters of fuel per 100 "urban" kilometers! On the highway and does take about five. It also has a highly efficient braking system. True, it takes some getting used to.
The list of equipment for this car is impressive. In the basic configuration, a person receives a leather interior, front seats with exciting seat belts and air conditioning, a VIP emblem, wood-like upholstery, rear seat power accessories (plus individual adjustments) and air conditioning. In addition, the car is also equipped with a rear window blind (also with electric drive) and a superior suspension. Needless to say, even the steering wheel and gearshift lever are encased in leather and a cover.
True, the "hybrid" has a minus, which is its price. It starts at $71,000.
By the way, the regular version of 2013 release (with a 2.5-liter 225-horsepower engine) in Russia will cost only 1,500,000 rubles. For such a unique VIP-class car, this is a very modest price. True, "Fugu", for starters, you will have to look for sale, since few people decide to part with such a car.
Not so long ago, the new Nissan Fuga entered the Japanese car market. Its price starts at $35,000. And for that price, buyers get a truly luxurious car. True, now with Infiniti emblems. Butthis is not the only change. The radiator grille, bumpers, the shape of mirrors, optics have changed (by the way, it has become LED). And the rims are now 18-inch.
In the cabin, sound insulation has been improved, and new, more comfortable rear row seats have also appeared. The developers have also improved the suspension, equipping the novelty with modern shock absorbers. All Nissan Fuga parts and spare parts can boast of excellent quality. And the car itself is assembled in the best possible way.
What's technical? A novelty with two V6 engines is offered. One is a 3.7-liter, VQ37VHR. Its power is 333 "horses". And the second engine produces 225 hp. with a volume of 2.5 liters. Both units are controlled by a 7-speed "automatic".