On a single platform with the models of Cedric and Gloria the model of Nissan Leopard is produced. Most, founding of basket, construction of pendants and even stylistics of interior of car basket panels are single, however they are oriented on different consumer categories: Cedric is classic representative sedan with some conservative appearance, Gloria - intended for the admirers of European sporting style(BMW, Jaguar), and Nissan Leopard - incarnates the look of designers to modern sporting sedan.
First generation of model of Leopard, possessing bright individuality first opened the market of prestige machines of the so-called «specific» row. But, in spite of the fact that the row of technical novelties of the not only Japanese but also world value was first tested in this machine, she did not succeed to attain such commercial success that accompanied to going out later than model of Toyota Soarer.
In 1989, the model row was partly modernized, motion of modernization some changes were brought in original appearance, and considerable - in an interior.
A debut of the second generation was on 1992.
This machine hardly can be named direct continuation of that line that was begun in the previous generation of Nissan Leopard. Actually, former Nissan Leopard car had a 2-door basket. Unfortunately, by mass success at the market he did not use, but connoisseurs estimated his Americanized original appearance and quality registration of salon that was executed obviously under the impression from the last model of Jaguar, deservedly.
In respect of engine, then a row that was present at the model of Cima from the series of Y32 was here reproduced. Otherwise speaking, a machine was equipped either 4.1 - with a capacity of one the liter 8-cylinder V- by a vivid engine by power of 270 hp or by a 3-with a capacity of one the L. 6-cylinder engine with the row location of cylinders, that could develop power in 200 hp. In a salon in place of front passenger the arm-chair of the special construction, that could be folded in half, was set. A debut of machine was on 1992.
The model of Nissan Leopard was worked out on the base of series of Y33 Cedric/Gloria. All «entrails» was borrowed at a base model. The model row of engines at first plugged in itself only 3 - with a capacity of one the liter 6-cylinder V-vivid motor of model of VQ. Afterwards to him the engine of model of RB was added, namely 2.5-with a capacity of one the L. to «turbo» (on modification with a complete drive), and after yet some time - 2.5 with a capacity of one the liter to the model of VQ and 2-with a capacity of one the liter to the model of VG. Such expansion went after changes that took place in the model row of base model of Cedric / Gloria.