While the Dualis Ti grade is gone, a new 'TS' grade has been added to the line-up, featuring the R9M diesel engine, Idle Stop/Start Technology, 96kW of power, 320Nm of torque and impressive fuel efficiency of just 4.5 litres per 100 kilometres.
TS specification is based on ST grade, and is only available with manual transmission. Different exterior treatments, such as front fog lights, privacy glass and chrome highlights, distinguish the new TS from the ST.
Other additions include new 17-inch alloy wheels in the ST and TS grades, while satellite navigation and a reversing camera are now standard across the range. Nissan's 'Around View Monitor' technology continues to feature in the Ti-L grades, a hugely popular innovation that was introduced in 2012.
"The Dualis is one of our most popular models with its stylish design, rich selection of technology and safety features as well as a seven-seat option in the Dualis+2," said Nissan Motor Co (Australia) Managing Director and CEO William F Peffer Jr.
"With the addition of a turbo diesel variant and additional features such as satellite navigation and reversing camera across the line-up, the Dualis and Dualis+2 represent outstanding value and are now an even more exciting and compelling proposition."
The R9M 1.6 litre turbo diesel in the Dualis TS delivers impressive power and torque, and is Euro 5 Emission rated, with the best fuel efficiency in its segment** (Small SUV <$40k). On a combined cycle, Nissan say you can use as little as 4.5 litres per 100 kilometres, which equates to around 1,445 kilometres from a single tank.
Nissan's Idle Stop/Start Technology contributes to fuel efficiency, where the engine is stopped while the vehicle is at a standstill. This feature can be disabled by the driver with the press of a button.
Dualis 2013 Pricing
MSRP^ Estimated Drive Away^^
4x2 ST manual $25,990 $29,088
4x2 ST CVT $28,490 $31,660
4x2 TS (diesel) manual $29,990 $33,202
4x2 Ti-L manual $32,190 $35,474
4x2 Ti-L CVT $34,690 $38,046
4x4 Ti-L CVT AWD $36,440 $39,850
Dualis+2 2013 Pricing
MSRP^ Estimated Drive Away^^
4x2 ST CVT $31,190 $34,444
4x2 Ti-L CVT $36,740 $40,162
4x4 Ti-L CVT AWD $38,940 $42,428
NB: The previous Ti grade for DUALIS and DUALIS+2 is no longer available.
* Nissan DUALIS - Australia's most popular Small SUV of 2012. Source: VFACTS December 2012 Report, Page 15.
** Nissan DUALIS TS - Best fuel efficiency in its segment (Small SUV <$40k). Source: JATO.
^ Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
^^ Maximum recommended drive-away price for vehicle in Victoria including 12 months' registration, 12 months' CTP and other applicable statutory charges, dealer delivery and administration charges. Price is based on a private owner aged 40 with a good driving record and the vehicle being garaged in Victoria. Prices may differ depending on State purchased, individual's personal circumstances and will vary from dealer to dealer. Metallic paint $495 extra.