The Nissan Teana is a mid-size car produced by Nissan of Japan. It is exported as the Nissan Maxima and Nissan Cefiro and Nissan Altima to certain markets. It replaces the Nissan Bluebird and Cefiro. It shares a platform with the Nissan Maxima which are sold in North America, as well as the Japanese market Presage minivan. The Teana has been available in East Asia, Russia, Ukraine, South Asia, ASEAN, Australia, New Zealand, Latin America and the Caribbean.
As of 2007 the Teana shares its platform with its French cousin, the Renault Laguna and Renault Latitude in most of Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and in Southeast Asia as the Renault Samsung SM5.
With the introduction of the Teana, Nissan continued the J lineage for the model codes (J31 and J32) from the Nissan Maxima (J30).
Starting with the introduction of the third generation in 2013, the Teana is now a badge engineered version of the North American Altima.
The name "Teana" is from that of a small village in Italy, sharing a naming influence for the Nissan Murano, another city in Italy, which appeared at the same time.