The Fuga name was derived from a somewhat classical music, known as fugue, made by the legendary Johann Sebastian Bach. (Consider his fugal works by the way) Back then, in 2003 Tokyo Motor Show, it starts with the Fuga concept, and according from the sources, this could be the replacement of the aging Cedric-Gloria cars, hopeful that these two cars with the same face join themselves as one. In October 2004, the fugue of awakening has begun. The Fuga finally awakens from its concept form to production form to surpass against rivals such as the Honda Legend and the Toyota Mark X. (the Mark II's replacement)
The Fuga's fugal exterior design was based on the Infiniti Essence concept, with the sexier side view that others might think how would smart designers derived a body of a Haven Trooper to create a sexy side view, like no other premium sedans done in the first place. (Can’t tell how) On the front side, the Skyline-reminiscent headlamps came so clearly, it shines like the crescent moon. And with the bold new grille design that Nissan fans clearly state this would be a second-coming design that is truly original. On the rear view, the new design remains its Fuga quality with endless possibilities.
The Fuga provides a choice of two engines: a high-powered 3.7L V6 VQ VVEL engine that delivers over 300ps of power and the 2.5L V6 VQ engine provides 12.2km/L of fuel economy. Most car enthusiasts think the 3.7L variant is great enough but the 2.5L variant is a great start for beginners, thanks to Japan's new eco car tax break laws. Aside from having the 7-speed automatic transmission, the Fuga also has optional paddle shifters to have this premium sedan the thrill of a sports car. By judging the thrill of a sports car, there are different suspension types to choose from: the double piston shock absorbers, sports tuned suspension, and the comfort suspension. The Drive Mode Selector provides four modes the driver can chooses and sees how it fits the driving condition.
From its sexier yet feisty exterior, the new Fuga's interior made executives cannot describe how the interior balances the elements of the inside and the outside world. The texture of the interior has an exquisite balance between man and machine, providing the owner the magic touch made from the Fuga. From the texture, the new wood design was borrowed from the texture of the violin, giving the interior the classic touch that revolves around the new look of this premium sedan. On the new Fuga, the world's first forest air conditioner finally made possible by Nissan, providing the fresh air of the forest come inside to give owners the freshness of the outside world they need. From the "A Package" variant of the Fuga, there are features this variant gets are for instance: power ottoman seat and the Bose Surround Sound System with 16 speakers and 14-channel digital amplifier, while the "VIP" variant gets everything premium, for instance: rear seat entertainment system. Depending on the line-up, you can find which interior variation is best suited for you, especially for a seasoned Fuga owner.
There are numerous of helpful features that give the owner a pleasant driving, such as the safety shield that takes away the scratches from the car, intelligent pedal that was accompanied with the navigation system, intelligent cruise control, cornering stability assist, Lane Departure Prevention and Lane Departure Warning, and DSSS. (Driving Safety Support Systems) These features bring the owner come closer to safe and pleasant trip on the road.
The all-new Nissan Fuga has a list of rivals such as the Honda Legend (Acura RL) and the Toyota Mark X. Other possible rivals include the Porsche Panamera, Toyota Crown and Crown Majesta, Hyundai Genesis & Equus, Lexus LS & GS, BMW 5-Series & 7-Series, and even the Mercedes-Benz E-Class & S-Class. (Never forget the upcoming Kia K7/Cadenza premium sedan)
The fugal design and the balance between simplicity and cunning strategy aligned them to create a premium masterpiece that is about to hit the airwaves all over the world. The new Fuga is coming at late 2009 following with the new hybrid variant coming next year. With the aspects of speed, comfort, and simplicity, all fused into one, the new generation Nissan Fuga will unleash the new aura you will never forget.