2011 Nissan Quest minivan teaserEnlarge Photo
Large SUVs and minivans have fallen on the hardest of times in the industry's late downturn, and casualties of the recession mount daily.
Back in January Nissan confirmed in an email to TheCarConnection.com that it would be bringing U.S. production of the Quest minivan to an end later this year, and will not sell a 2010 edition of the van.
The replacement for the Quest will instead be imported from Japan at an undisclosed date, a Nissan spokesman said. In the lead up to its arrival, which is expected to take place towards the end of the year, Nissan has released this official teaser showing the new van’s front end styling.
The replacement for the Quest will be built in Nissan’s Kyushu plant alongside the next-generation Infiniti QX56, which will also be ending production at Nissan’s Canton, Mississippi plant--the same site where the Quest is built--later this year. Instead, Nissan plans to use the Canton site for production of a new range of commercial vehicles.
The all-new 2011 Nissan Quest will have a tough time when it arrives in the near future. Honda is planning a new version of its Odyssey, which has already been previewed in concept form, and Toyota recently launched a new generation Sienna.