Nissan is doubling down on sedans with a growing global lineup of all-new models as research shows the segment retains strong appeal – especially for younger buyers.
Among drivers who don’t own a sedan, 75% would consider buying one now or in the
future, according to a recent Nissan survey of car owners and would-be buyers around the
world. For millennials, the number rises to eight in 10.
Nissan is introducing a series of new sedan models globally that cater to these potential
customers. Sixty years after launching the Skyline, the company is continuing to reinvent
sedans with bold new designs, the latest advanced safety technologies, and fuel-efficient
“Our newest sedans speak directly to the needs of buyers, particularly young people who
may be looking to buy their first car,” said Ivan Espinosa, Nissan’s corporate vice president
of global product strategy and planning. “As some of our competitors walk away from
sedans, we’re seizing the opportunity.”
Last year, Nissan introduced the all-new Altima, a global model that sports lower, wider and
more athletic proportions. The sixth generation of the popular model is the first sedan to
offer Nissan’s ProPILOT driver assistance system, known in the U.S. as ProPILOT Assist. It’s
also available with VC-Turbo, the world’s first production-ready variable compression ratio
engine – representing a breakthrough in combining power and high efficiency.
In April this year, the all-new Nissan Sylphy sedan debuted at Auto Shanghai 2019 with a
new and more fuel-efficient powertrain, a wider stance, improved aerodynamics, seamless
connectivity features and a full suite of active safety technologies.
ProPILOT 2.0, the next generation of Nissan’s driver assistance system, will also debut on a
sedan – the new Skyline, which goes on sale in Japan this fall.
“Nissan cars are offering customers more advanced features than ever,” said Espinosa.
“In the months and years to come, Nissan sedan drivers will enjoy more autonomous
technologies, more advanced and electrified powertrains, and more connectivity.”
A look at sedan drivers today
Nissan surveyed car owners and non-owners around the world, between the ages of 18
and 65, and found:
A top choice: 75% of drivers who don’t own a sedan would consider buying one
now or in the future.
Choice of younger generations: Eight in 10 millennials who don’t own a sedan
(80%) would consider buying one now or in the future. The same is true for
Generation Z: nearly seven in 10 (68%) would consider a sedan as their next car.
Driven by passionate explorers: Sedan drivers care about more than the daily
commute. Seventy-one percent said they’re passionate about travel and
adventure, and 62% said their passions lie in exploring nature and the outdoors.
Adored by owners: Forty-two percent of sedan drivers believe their car has its
own personality. More than a quarter (31%) admitted talking to their car or even
naming it (31%).