Another day, another crossover…are you noticing a trend at the Beijing Auto Show?
Debuting as the Vow Concept last year, Nissan’s Chinese-only brand has debuted the T90. The design is reminiscent of the Acura ZDX with the straighter sloping roof down to the rear, but without the ugly squid beak the Acura had. Remarkably, this is the first crossover coupe offered by any brand under Renault-Nissan. Venucia hopes to go after a youthful audience with the model.
Launched in 2011, Venucia (named after Venice, Italy) is the Chinese mandatory joint-venture brand by Dongfeng-Nissan. Though many of their vehicles have been cheaper rebadges of Nissans, the T90 is the brand’s second unique design. The smaller T70 debuted two years ago.
The T90 uses the Nissan parts been for the most part. It comes with both the company’s 2.0 I4 and CVT.
The Venucia T90 will launch in the second half of this year and will only be offered in China.