The Nissan Tiida has been given a mild makeover for 2009, mainly around the lighting areas. The 1.6-litre and 1.8-litre engines remain the same, but there is now a new Tiida Sport model.
The exterior of the Tiida hatchback and sedan now features a newly designed grill, a new front bumper shape and redesigned headlights. The Tiida hatchback’s taillight design and rear bumper shape have been refreshed, and new 16-inch alloy wheels are available for both the hatchback and sedan. Also new for 2009 is the introduction of the TIIDA SPORT, which simply adds an optional “sport” package consisting of a rear spoiler, side-skirts, and bumper lips.
Available features include cruise control, 6-CD changer, MP3 capability, IPod-ready AUX input, a 6-speaker audio system, fully automated air-conditioning and a trip computer.
The Tiida has apparently become the top-selling Nissan model in the GCC, for obvious reasons. Of course, there is a reason why it has been on our recommended list since 2006, even though Nissan ME continues to frustrate us by absolutely refusing to advertise on this website.
For local prices, specs and fuel economy data, visit the Nissan Tiida buyer guide.