The New Nissan Primera. Just Like Driving An Expensive Car. The Nissan Primera is a large family car produced by the Japanese automaker Nissan for the domestic and European markets. In December 2001, Nissan introduced the third-generation Nissan Primera, its first all-new car since the alliance with Renault was formed two years earlier. The new Primera is more radically styled than previous versions. No Infiniti equivalent was released; the Nissan Skyline-based Infiniti G35 replaced the G20 in the United States.