What’s Waiting for 2012 from Nissan?
17 January 2012 - Insideline
What will be new in Nissan's for 2012
2012 Nissan 370 Z/2012 370Z Roadster
There are no major changes to the 370Z for 2012. The six-speed manual transmission has been eliminated from the Roadster.
2012 Nissan Altima
The Altima's Special Edition package will continue for 2012. Also, a new Value package will be available. It includes Bluetooth, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, steering wheel audio controls, auto on/off headlights and a HomeLink universal transceiver. Bluetooth is also standard on 3.5 SR and the 2.5 S Convenience package.
2012 Nissan Armada
One new exterior color will be available for the Armada for 2012: Brilliant Silver. A power-operated hatch will be standard on the SV Driver package and SL models. SL models will also offer heated front seats as standard equipment. Platinum models will get heated second-row seats and padded armrests with the captain's chair option.
2012 Nissan Cube
Five new exterior colors will be available on the Cube for the 2012 model year. A new package — as yet unnamed — will include the following on the 1.8 S CVT model: new seat color, navigation system, rearview monitor, Rockford Fosgate audio, keyless start and 15-inch alloy wheels. S and SL models will come with an attached armrest on the front passenger seat.
2012 Nissan Frontier
Several new feature additions and package changes are present on the 2012 Frontier. There's a new Sport Appearance package on King Cab and Crew Cab SV models. The addition of a two-wheel brake limited slip and vehicle dynamic control is new to all four-cylinder models.
Eighteen-inch wheels, a darker grille, body-colored front and rear bumpers, seats from the PRO-4X model, foglights, "Frontier" graphics, white-faced gauges and Bluetooth are included on the Sport Appearance package. Three new exterior colors are also offered: Brilliant Silver, Lava Red and Metallic Blue.
2012 Nissan GT-R
The big news in GT-R land for 2012 is the addition of 45 horsepower and 14 pound-feet of torque, bringing the totals to 530 hp and 448 lb-ft. There are also a new wheel design, bigger brake rotors, revised suspension tuning, an increase in downforce and a decrease in drag — all good things for the budget supercar fan.
There are also new materials inside. Black Edition models get Recaro seats.
The GT-R gets another 15 hp for 2013 (yeah, we know, this is a 2012 update. So what?) raising output to 545 hp and 463 lb-ft of torque. This is in addition to the 45-hp increase the car received for the 2012 model year. Fuel economy is said to also be modestly improved.
Nissan has added a rearview monitor, navigation and Bluetooth as standard equipment on both GT-R models.
2012 Nissan Juke
The Juke was new for 2011 and has no changes for 2012.
2012 Nissan Leaf
All-new for 2011, the Leaf sees only small revisions for 2012. There's a standard battery heater, heated mirrors, heated steering wheel and heated front and rear seats and a rear HVAC duct. SL models will be fitted with a quick-charge port as standard equipment.
2012 Nissan Maxima
Several significant updates are present on the Maxima for 2012. The biggest are styling changes to the car's exterior. Updates include a new front grille design, new rear combination lights, and new 18-inch and 19-inch alloy wheel designs. Interior changes include new gauge lighting, new — get this — "dark piano hairline trim" and Cherry wood tone trim as well as a new beige interior color. An updated audio segment display and new audio/HVAC knob design are also new.
A Limited Edition package joins the Maxima line for 2012 with smoked headlights, HID xenon headlights, a compass in the rearview mirror, 18-inch aluminum-alloy Dark Hyper Silver colored wheels, a rear spoiler, dark satin chrome front grille, foglights, illuminated kick plates, outside mirrors with integrated turn signals and metallic trim on the center cluster, center console and door armrest grips.
2012 Nissan Murano
Changes to the 2012 Nissan Murano are minimal. A new Platinum option package includes 20-inch wheels, Sapphire Black exterior and a navigation system. Murano S models will offer a 7-inch monochrome screen.
2012 Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet
Finally, there's an all-wheel-drive convertible crossover for the all-wheel-drive-convertible-crossover?demanding masses. The Murano CrossCabriolet offers a fully automatic cloth convertible top that folds out of the way, allowing room for four adults. The only change to the 2012 model is an optional hard-drive-based navigation system.
2012 Nissan NV
New for 2012, Nissan's NV is a cargo van with only basic amenities. This rear-drive utility vehicle is powered by either a 4.0-liter V6 or 5.6-liter V8 and a five-speed manual transmission. Two roof configurations — standard or high — are available.
2012 Nissan Pathfinder
Silver model Pathfinders will include a power moonroof and DVD mobile entertainment system for 2012. LE models will offer a standard navigation system and one new exterior color: Brilliant Silver.
2012 Nissan Quest
Because the Quest was fully redesigned for 2011, changes are minor for 2012. XM Satellite Radio is standard on SV and SL models.
2012 Nissan Rogue
One new model — the Special Edition — and revised package content are made across the Rogue line for 2012.
The Special Edition model includes steering-wheel audio controls, a rearview monitor, 4.3-inch audio display, USB connectivity, satellite radio, foglights and privacy glass.
All models will offer a "Sport Mode" switch, 17-inch alloy wheels (16 inches on the Special Edition) and one new exterior color: Graphite Blue. SL package Rogues will offer the Around View (top-down perspective) monitor.
2012 Nissan Sentra
Only one package change is new on 2012 Nissan Sentras. A Technology package will now be available on 2.0 S models.
2012 Nissan Titan
New feature content is included on the 2012 Titan's Sport Appearance package on King Cab, Crew Cab and SV models. Major features of the package include 20-inch dark-finish alloy wheels, a dark grille, body-colored bumpers, step rails and PRO-4X seats. There are also a lockable bedside storage compartment, "Titan" graphics, white-faced gauges, foglamps and captain's chairs. Brilliant Silver is also a new exterior color for 2012.
2012 Nissan Versa
All-new for 2012, the Versa offers a restyled exterior, an updated interior with more space and a new powertrain. Built on an all-new global platform which is lighter and less complex than the one it replaces, the new Versa manages to be more space- and fuel-efficient than the car it replaces. It offers a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine combined with a five-speed manual or continuously variable transmission. It's rated at 7,85 city/6,19 highway L/100km and 7,12 L/100km combined when equipped with the CVT.
2012 Nissan Xterra
Two new exterior colors are the only changes to the Xterra for 2012: Brilliant Silver and Metallic Blue.