In the People's Republic of China, the Teana was manufactured by the Dongfeng Motor Company, a joint venture with Nissan. In the neighbouring country of Pakistan, the Teana was known as the Cefiro and was assembled in Karachi. In Taiwan it was manufactured by Yulon Motor. Additionally, it is sold in India, Russia, Ukraine as well as in New Zealand and Australia where it competes with the locally produced Mitsubishi 380 and Toyota Aurion under the Maxima badge. The first generation Teana was also assembled in Thailand for sale in the ASEAN market, competing with similar D-segment cars such as the Honda Accord and the Toyota Camry.
The Renault Samsung Motors SM7 of South Korea is built on the Teana platform. In January 2005, Renault Samsung announced a lower-specification version of the Teana which it will sell as the New SM5.
In some countries, the 200JK was not sold. Instead, the 230JK, basically a 230JM without the VQ23DE engine was sold. In Australia, the car was sold only in ST-L and Ti guises (230JK and 350JM respectively).
Dongfeng released 1/43 and 1/18 scale models on the market to promote the car during its launch in China .
In 2008, Nissan discontinued production of the J31.
The J31 utilized a number of engines, namely the QR20DE, QR25DE, VQ23DE and a slightly detuned version of the VQ35DE that produced 51 PS less then the original unit.
The J32 utilized different engines, namely the MR20DE (successor of the QR series), VQ25DE and the VQ35DE, which was tweaked to produce 20 more PS.
Nissan revealed the new, redesigned Teana at the 2008 Beijing Auto Show.
The new Teana is based on the Nissan D platform also used by the new North American Nissan Maxima and Nissan Altima. Engine choices include a 3498cc V6, and a 2495cc liter V6 and 1997cc in-line four, all with a continuously variable transmission. The car's design was based on the Intima concept car shown in October 2007.