The Nissan Tiida is a compact car produced in hatchback and sedan form by Japanese automaker Nissan. Marketed by its maker and classified by most reviewers as a subcompact car in the United States and Canada due to its exterior size, the U.S. EPA considers the North American Versa model a midsize car as it does all Nissan cars. The Tiida replaces both the long-running Pulsar and the Sunny models by September 30, 2004. Available as the Tiida in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Finland, Greece, Ireland, Japan, Middle East, Mauritius, Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama, Paraguay, South Africa, former eastern bloc countries, China and Sri Lanka, it is also known in export markets as the Nissan Versa (United States and Canada) and Nissan Latio (Southeast Asia). The Tiida is based on the new global Nissan B platform with the wheelbase stretched.
The Tiida's styling was previewed with the Nissan C-Note show car a year before its launch. The models are characterized by being somewhat tall, a trend that resurfaced in the late 1990s. The range consists of a five-door hatchback and a four-door sedan called the Nissan Tiida Latio. The Tiida became available in key eastern European markets from June 2007 and in Germany in January 2008, but Ireland was the first country in western Europe to receive the car, due to the previous popularity there of the earlier Almera sedan, and greater general popularity in Ireland of smaller sedans compared to some other European markets.
In China, the Tiida is produced by the Dongfeng Motor Company, a joint venture between Nissan and a local company. In Taiwan it is produced by Yulon. It arrived in some Eastern European countries in late 2007, replacing the Almera small family car.
The Nissan Tiida has been around since 2004 in Japan, and in select European countries since 2007. In January 2008, Nissan revealed their new facelifted Nissan Tiida (hatchback) and Tiida Latio (sedan).
The five-door hatchback Tiida and four-door sedan Tiida Latio...