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Nissan Laurel (C32)

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Nissan Laurel (C32). 1984–93 (prod. n/a). 4-door sedan, 4-door hardtop sedan. F/R, 1809, 1974 cm³ petrol, 1809 cm³ LPG (I4 OHC), 1998, 2393 cm³ petrol, 2792, 2825 cm³ diesel (I6 OHC), 1998 cm³ (I6 DOHC), 2960 cm³ (V6 OHC). Where everyone else was going smooth in the 1980s, Nissan bucked the trend with its cars—and Laurel was a representation of this out-of-step philosophy. Nissan felt the “European” approach of the C31 did not work, and C32 became more American, even if the Laurel was not exported to the US (it wound up predominantly in RHD markets). Regular sedan very upright, more than its predecessor; hardtop sleeker, but still boxy. Resembled the larger Cedric and Gloria models of this time, but with more compact dimensions. First production car with electric retractable door mirror. Mid-term changes in 1986, including DOHC turbo; new diesel as well. Twentieth anniversary model in 1988. Private sales ended 1988, with fleet model continuing until 1993.

Manufacturing location: Musashimurayama, Kantō, Japan

Marque: Nissan | Model: Nissan Laurel | Predecessor: Nissan Laurel (C31) | Successors: Nissan Laurel (C33), Nissan Cefiro (A31)

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