Nissan Cima - Y33 : June 1996–January 2001

Y33 : June 1996–January 2001

Nissan Cima Y33
Also called Infiniti Q45 FY33
Production 1996-2001
Class Full-size car
Body style 4-door sedan
Layout FR layout/AWD
Engine V-8-cylinder 4.1 L VH41DE
V-6-cylinder 3.0 L VQ30DET
Transmission 4 speed automatic
Wheelbase 2,830 mm (111.4 in)
Length 4,970 mm (195.7 in)
Width 1,820 mm (71.7 in)
Height 1,460 mm (57.5 in)
Curb weight 1,870 kg (4,100 lb)
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Nissan Cedric Y33
Nissan Gloria Y33
Infiniti Q45 Y33

Unlike the previous, Japan-only models, this third-generation Cima was sold overseas—as the new Infiniti Q45. However, instead of the VH45DE engine, Nissan chose to continue using the VH41DE. This generation was made available as the USA-spec Infiniti Q45. AWD was still being offered in Japan only and it was the first car sold in Japan with side airbags as standard equipment. The styling seemed to resemble Mercedes-Benz vehicles sold at the time. This generation vehicle was used as a patrol car for the Saitama Prefectural Police Highway department. The primary competitor for this version is the Toyota Crown Majesta which also has a V8 engine.

  • Infiniti Q45

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