We won't blame you if the name Venucia does not ring a bell. Venucia is a new sub-brand created under the Dongfeng-Nissan joint-venture and the new D60 is the company's new sedan that is designed exclusively for China.
In the past, Venucia's business plan involved rebadging older Nissan models, though in recent times the company was given more free reign to design their own models.
The Venucia D60 you see here is based on the current Nissan Sylphy's platform, though with a design that is radically different from the donor car. Up front, the D60 features a bold fascia with signature LED daytime running lights. The side profile features strong shoulder lines that stretches to the rear end of the car. A large Venucia wording takes centre spot at the D60's rear end, with equally large tail lights at each end. The number plate recess is also rather large on the Venucia and a rear fog lamp can be seen below the number plate recess.
Total length of the Venucia D60 is 4756 mm, with a width of 1,803 mm and a height of 1,487 mm. Wheelbase is identical to the Sylphy, coming in at 2,700 mm.
Power is expected to come from a 1.6-litre Nissan HR16DE four-cylinder petrol engine mated to a CVT.
More details about the Venucia D60 will be made known once the car goes official later this year.
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