Nissan Cima - Y31 : January 1988–August 1991

Y31 : January 1988–August 1991

Nissan Cima Y31
Production 1988-1991
Class Full-size car
Body style 4-door hardtop
Layout FR layout
Engine V-6-cylinder 3.0 L VG30DET/VG30DE
Transmission 4 speed automatic
Wheelbase 2,735 mm (107.7 in)
Length 4,890 mm (192.5 in)
Width 1,770 mm (69.7 in)
Height 1,380 mm (54.3 in)
Curb weight 1,640 kg (3,600 lb)
Related Nissan Cedric Y31
Nissan Gloria Y31

Up until 1989, the Japanese tax bracket dictated a division point at the car being 4,700 mm (185.0 in) long, 1,700 mm (66.9 in) wide, with a 2 liter engine. Both the Nissan Cedric/Nissan Gloria and its archrival, the Toyota Crown were stretched to this very limit. When rumors came that Toyota was developing a larger, wider extension of the Crown, called the Crown Majesta, Nissan acted hastily and could not get the wide version ready for the narrow version's launch in June 1987. The half-year gap in development, however, brought about many changes in design. This generation was manufactured as a 4 door hardtop, with no B-pillar between the front and rear side glass windows.

The Y31 Cima is available with a 200 horsepower (149 kW) VG30DE or a 255 horsepower (190 kW) turbocharged VG30DET. The turbocharged version was especially popular, leading the Japanese media to coin the term "the Cima phenomenon". The Cedric Cima was sold at dealerships Nissan Motor where the Laurel could be found in Japan, and the Gloria Cima was sold at Nissan dealerships Nissan Prince that sold the Skyline. The Cima was available with an air suspension.

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