Hatchback po ang lalabas, kung di na naman mag-iiba ang isipan ng management. Kakainis kasi ang reason for not selling the Diesel X-trail ay dahil poor quality raw ang diesel natin at maaapektuhan ang performanace ng engines nila, e bakit ang UMC naglabas ng Navarra. Ganda sana ng sales ng X-trail diesel, balik sa drivers' side and panel at diesel pa
Kelan pa kaya magigising ang Yulon.
I've tried Toyota, Nissan and Honda, at maganda naman ang performance ng Nissan, papaano babalik ang bilib ang masa sa nissan eh kung di sila sumasabay sa model changes ng Toyota at Honda, just my thoughts.
Ah, ok. Alam ko na may two versions ang Nissan Tiida, much like the Toyota Vios/Yaris and Chevrolet Aveo. Heto yung hatchback, right?
Oh, and one more thing: Mayroong Nissan X-Trail diesel na rin sa Japan (Nissan X-Trail 20GT
), launched last year only. (of all places possible pa kamo, since mas galit sila sa diesel kaysa sa mga Amerikano.) The diesel engine used is sourced from Renault (hence having a different engine code: the M9R. It is a CRDi 2.0L inline-4 with VGT and intercooler)
True enough, the diesel we have here is of poor quality (since ULSD is way too expensive for the Philippines, and biodiesel isn't standardized yet). But it's probably the cost of production and the stupid tax brackets this country have (for imported CBU cars) that hinders Nissan (or generally any car manufacturer out there) from bringing diesel cars. And also to our preferences here since diesel-powered passenger cars are relatively unheard of here (save for the Hyundai Accent and the Ford Focus TDCi).
And like the Americans, Japanese and most of all the Taiwanese, we generally perceive diesel as "slow, dirty and crude". Blame it on all the jeeps, trucks and buses out there.
And another thing, what actually hinders Nissan's popularity is probably the most powerful way of advertisement of all in the Philippines: word of mouth
. Just add a few people who would say that Nissan is rubbish and unreliable, spread it out on the masses, and presto. The very reason why Toyota is popular here.