Nissan GT-R and Maxima hanging in Dubai
One of our readers, Mohamad, pointed us to a thread at nissan-arabia.com, showcasing photos of a consignment of seven American-spec 2008 Nissan GT-R models which have made their way to Abu Dhabi for local customers who can’t wait till next year’s release of a GCC-spec version. The same reader also spotted a GT-R at a Nissan workshop in Dubai, probably used for technician training. Yet another reader, Don, spotted the all-new 2009 Nissan Maxima trundling around at a freezone in Dubai, which is the first real confirmation that the new Maxima is indeed coming to the GCC.
When I recently picked up the Infiniti EX35 tester, I was chatting with a manager at the Nissan dealership, and he spoke about how they had almost caught up with Toyota in terms of regional sales, selling 1 Nissan for every 1.2 Toyotas. I guess the company finally has a good enough standing here to experiment with an expanded model range to cater to sporting niche areas here.