Common Name: Primera
Engine: I4 DOHC (SR20DE)
Model Number: 031
Made In: China
The Nissan Primera is a large family car produced by the Japanese automaker Nissan for the domestic and European markets. The second-generation Nissan Primera was launched in late 1995 in Japan and in the autumn of 1996 in Europe. Unique in its class, new Primera featured multi-link beam rear suspension with multi-link front suspension.
In Japan the Primera was initially offered with the SR18DE and SR20DE engines, and initially only as a sedan. The UK assembled liftback was available only with the SR20DE engine and automatic transmission and began production from November 1997. Estate began production from September 1997.
The Primera won the British Touring Car Championship manufacturers and team titles thanks to RML in 1998 and, in 1999 won manufacturer and team titles plus first and second place in the championship with Laurent Aïello and David Leslie at the wheel of the factory-sponsored team. Privateer Matt Neal with backing from the factory took the Independents Cup in 1999 and 2000.