Mitsuoka Nouera

Zaheer September 19, 2011 0

It is a vehicle produced by Japanese automaker Mitsuoka. This 4-soor saloon is built on the platform from Honda Accord. To make it an individual model, Mitsuoka radically treated the front and back of the Nouera. In order to provide classic English countenance, the company introduced a chrome grille as well as twin round headlights at the front end of the vehicle, while on its back introduced uniquely designed taillights. However, the interior of the Nouera has a close resemblance with the Honda Accord with its leather seats and wood trim.

The company has introduced the three major models of Nouera including: the Nouera 20ST, the Nouera 20LX and the Nouera 24LX.

The 20ST and 20LX are available with front-wheel drive and 4-wheel drive layout and powered by a 2.0-L DOHC i-VTEC engine with an output of 152 or 155 ehp. However, only front-wheel drive configuration is available with the 24LX model. It is powered by a 2.4-L DOHC i-VTEC engine, delivering 200 ehp. Both 20ST and 20LX are offered with 15-inch rims, while the 24LX model receives the 16-inch rims. The overall length of all models is about 4860 mm with a wheelbase of 2670 mm.

If closely examined, the Nouera had a same size as that of Galue and Ryoga and to some extent it won’t be wrong to say that the Nouera offers a replacement for both these vehicles.

Looking at the history, the Nouera was known to be the first non-kei car introduced by Mitsuoka not built on any Nissan model. Toyota Accord (the Primera) was the main rival of the Nissan at that time and was launched with an exceptionally ultramodern designing and styling cues and it might not be possible for the Mitsuoka to introduce a model which is in perfect correspondence with the contemporary trends of the market. Hence, they came up with an individual model in the form of Nouera.

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