Spotted: A cool-on-the-inside Nissan Rasheen
Nissan Rasheen - all-terrain wagon, built on the basis of the model Sunny. He made his debut in late 1994. The car was cautiously met by the European public, but the Japanese consumer reacted to the extraordinary car quite favorably. And only now, when the representatives of the intermediate class have gained wide popularity, it became obvious that Rasheen was ahead of its time for many years.
The design of this car may like it or not, but it just will not leave anyone indifferent. It contains both retro style and techno. Angular, wide body looks pretty impressive. Facing the radiator is simple and unusual at the same time. Its semicircular convex shape looks very bright against the background of other planes. Headlights also differ originality forms. They are rectangular on one side and rounded on the other. An interestingly executed rear double door, the upper half of which, opening, "takes" part of the roof, and the lower one leans back. You can only open the top. And in order to fold the "board", you will have to open the "gate" with a spare wheel. You can sit on the open lower door, with the upper half playing the role of the roof.
The cabin can comfortably and comfortably accommodate five passengers. The interior is simple, but very elegant. Light shades of upholstery give the impression of an expensive finish. In the front doors there are quite roomy pockets. Shelf with cup holders on the front. Box for small items. A small glove. The panel is not overloaded with instruments - tachometer, speedometer, fuel level, engine temperature. Devices are in individual wells. The block of control lamps is originally executed. It is located to the right of the shield, on the very edge of the panel, but the readability of the testimony did not suffer. There is also a remote control electric drive exterior mirrors. Very comfortable climate control. Radio standard, with AM / FM receiver. When you turn on the radio antenna crawls itself with the help of the drive. When disconnected, it folds itself. The speakers are present in the front doors and on the upper rear door lid. The steering wheel is adjustable up and down, but the amplitude is small. The seats are comfortable, mechanical adjustments, standard: seat - back and forth, seat cushion - up and down. The seats, both front and rear, are homely comfortable, comfortable and soft. The back sofa can be folded as a whole, or in two unequal parts. The trunk is small. In the floor of the trunk there is a shallow niche for tools, a jack and a first-aid kit.
Initially, the car Nissan Rasheen had only one 4-cylinder engine of 1.5 liters, 105 hp The gearbox could be either a 5-speed manual or a 4-speed automatic. The motor provided vigorous acceleration, brakes - a clear deceleration. Drive - permanent all-wheel drive. Patency quite good. To a large extent, this is facilitated by short front and rear overhangs, as well as ground clearance of 170 mm.
In the late 90s, Nissan launched the “charged” version of the Rasheen Forza. Instead of a liter and a half liter 105-hp GA15DE, a 1.8-liter 125-hp SR18DE was installed under the hood. In place of the front square headlamps, four round ones appeared, which, together with another grille, immediately changed the appearance of the Rasheen. On Forza also disappeared separate windows of the luggage compartment. A little later, a 2-liter engine with a power of 145 hp appeared. The maximum speed of cars ranged from 150-175 km / h. A car with a 1.5-liter engine could go with a 5-speed manual gearbox, and all other cars were equipped with only a 4-speed "automatic".
There are several interpretations of the name of this car. The word Rasheen has the root rash, among the meanings of which is hasty, reckless, rash, reckless, reckless. According to another version, the name of the car translates as "compass needle".
The model was produced until August 2000.