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Nissan Primera


Project 901

The may have been a Nissan in but for all intents and purposes it was a European The Primera, a car only loosely from the Tokyo Show car of the name, was designed not just Europe in mind, but with a focus on what the European wanted.

Although it sold in and in the USA where it rounded-out the bottom of the line-up as the Infiniti G20, the target market was Europe. that in mind, a large of the car’s development work was out in UK and on the Continent and the bulk of production, one model that will not be even in Japan, took at Nissan’s UK plant.

The Primera, for Nissan, was of major importance and vital to the viability of future European operations. It was the fourth element in the four Project 901 that also the 300ZX, the Infiniti Q45, and the GT-R. Like those the Primera was designed to put Nissan on the not just as another manufacturer, but as of the finest cars in the world.

the other members of Project 901 obviously glamorous, high-tech the Primera was an ordinary family with little techno-wizardry. It was a four-door, five-passenger family originally available only as a but this was joined later by a model built only in and then shipped back to (like the Australian Pintara

The Primera matched or bettered car in its class for packaging and design, a major advance over all its However, Nissan’s trump was what lay under the skin. came from a range of new engines comprising the 80.9 throttle body injection SR18Di and the 110.3 kW/6400rpm injection SR20DE.

All of these featured twin chain-driven camshafts operating four per cylinder. The larger displacements forked rocker arms ran two valves off each cam lobe, and the motor featured the added of needle roller cam followers, the 2.0-litre engine had sodium-filled valves .

The Primera saw Nissan’s front suspension applied to drive for the first time. The petrol engine received a upgrade in 1992 which the then ZX, (later renamed the GT) 150 bhp the standard 2.0-litre engine and a top of around 219 km/h (or 137 mph). In to noise countermeasures, Nissan put a lot of into tuning the quality of the that remained, to produce they called a clear

One reason for re-adopting chain for the camshafts was that, although were quieter, the quality of the of chains was nicer. On the road the new were commendably free flaws, and although none of set any new standards they were and refined, with a good of torque and no periods of boominess, and when extended towards the

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The car understeered gently, increasing under power, while lifting off in mid-bend produces the tightening of line, or tuck-in, any abrupt tail-out trickiness. It was not as sporting as a Peugeot 405, but it did the driver more than an Vectra, making this a car for the family man. The Primera was well equipped, well and superbly engineered.

It lived up to the aims of Project and with it, and products like it, was ready to take on the European on their home turf.

The Range

The Primera range in six trim levels at launch: L, LS, GS, GSX and eZX. The 1.6-litre engine was in L, LS and LSX trim and the 2.0-litre 115 bhp (86 kW; 117 PS) engine was in LS, GS and GSX trim. The ZX model had a 2.0-litre 150 bhp kW; 152 PS) engine. From 1992 the range was facelifted and new L, LX, SLX, SGX and eGT levels replaced the original scheme. A 2.0-litre diesel was available from 1992.

All the models were rather and had the 1.6-litre petrol engine LX was slightly plusher, but 2.0-litre and diesel versions were available.

The SLX was the mid-range model, and also had a choice of 1.6 and 2.0 petrol, or 2.0 engines. The SGX trim level was the specification version; powered by the 115 bhp (86 kW; 117 PS) engine. The eGT was the sporting version, a 2.0-litre 150 bhp (112 kW; 152 PS) engine.

power was slightly increased in with the 1.6 model now producing 102 bhp (76 kW; 103 PS) and the 2.0 123 bhp (92 kW; 125 PS).

From 1994, the range another facelift, and the trim were (almost) the same; Equation replaced the basic L as the trim; like its predecessor, it had a 1.6 engine, but there was no diesel A rare T4 AWD option was available 150 bhp (112 kW; 152 PS). At this SE also replaced SGX.

A new hot version, the SRi joined the line-up 1994, and this had a choice of 1.6 or petrol engines.

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