The Nissan Quest is a small van manufactured by the leading Japanese auto manufacturer, Nissan motors. The current model of the Nissan Quest is the fourth generation vehicle in the Nissan lineup. The initial two generations of the Nissan Quest were a joint project with Ford, which sold a rebadged model under the name, the Mercury Villager. All models of the Nissan Quest were unveiled at the International Auto Show in North America in 1992.
Until 1998, the first two generations of the Quest from Nissan were equipped with a V6, 3.0-liter VG30E engine. After 1998 the Nissan Quest was redesigned and it was equipped with 3.3-liter edition of the same engine and some minor tweaks, including a grille, a sliding door at the side of driver seat and some rear redesigns. The new model Nissan Quest was totally redesigned for the 2004 model year, whereas the Mercury Villager was suspended and it was restored with the Freestar-derived Mercury Monterey. The third generation Nissan Quest model was constructed on the FF-L platform, which it shares the platform and the 3.5-liter VQ engine with the Maxima, Altima, Murano, and Teana. The current and the fourth generation Nissan Quest is constructed on the similar platform like the 2011 model Nissan Elgrand.
After coming across three generations and a lot of modifications in interior and exterior designs, and engines from 1992 to 2009, the fourth generation and the current model Nissan Quest was introduced in 2010 as the RE52 series. The Nissan Quest has been constructed at the Kyūshū plant in Japan. The design of the fourth generation NIssan Quest was derived from the Nissan Forum concept. It shares its platform with the present generation Nissan Elgrand. The Nissan Quest is equipped with a 3.5-liter VQ engine of Nissan to get t required power of 260 HP (194 kW). The vehicle was released with the Front wheel driving system as standard, and the USDM model of the Nissan Quest was released with an additional with of 5 inches (13 cm) to stay away from the tall thin appearance of Japanese vans. The Nissan Quest was released for sale in the North American market during early 2011 as the 2011 model year vehicle. Nissan supplied five teaser pictures of the 2011 Nissan Quest, exposing the interior and exterior.
The Nissan Elgrand vies with the Honda Elysion and the Toyota Alphard in Japan, whereas in the Canadian and American markets, the Nissan Quest contends with the Toyota Sienna and the Kia Sedona, and with the Honda Odyssey in North America. Even though the fourth generation Nissan Quest is not marketed in Japan, the vehicle is still being constructed in Japan. The 2011 model Nissan Quest was revealed at the International Auto Show in Los Angeles in 2010.
During the middle part of 2014, the Nissan Quest was eliminated from the Canadian website of Nissan and it was dropped from normal production, the vehicle has turned out to be model only on demand. To promote the release of the Nissan Quest in China, the vehicle was exercised as a free airport companion service vehicle at the Beijing Capital International Airport and the Beijing Nanyuan Airport for tourists moving from those airports.