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Nissan Previews Product Assault for Tokyo Motor Show

Dayz'd, but not confused; Nissan delivers ultra-high-tech concept.

by on Oct.06, 2015

Often home to the quirkiest of concept vehicles, this year’s Tokyo Motor Show won’t disappoint those seeking unique, technology driven idea generators — at least not if Nissan has anything to say about it.

The Japanese maker is bringing 20 vehicles to the biennial event. Some, like the sporty Gripz crossover, have been seen already, but the star of the show could bethe maker’s Teatro for Dayz concept set to make its world debut in Tokyo.

The exterior isn’t necessarily cutting edge, reminiscent of the boxy Nissan Cube, but it’s the functionality that makes it distinctive. The concept is designed to cater to the desire of younger drivers to have the latest in technology while keeping them interested in cars.


Nissan Teases Hi-Cross Concept

Should reappear as next X-Trail.

by on Feb.27, 2012

Nissan will show the Hi-Cross concept in Geneva, the design exercise likely setting the stage for the next-gen Nissan X-Trail CUV.

It’s going to be a busy couple years for Nissan, which plans to be rolling out at least one new models every six weeks or so for the foreseeable future.  So expect to be seeing plenty of new products lining up on the 2012 auto show circuit.  We already got a look at the new Nissan Pathfinder and, as reported earlier today, we’ll see the striking Infiniti Emerg-E plug-in supercar concept charge into the upcoming Geneva Motor Show.

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With the sort of schedule Nissan’s product team has going, however, it’s no surprise there’ll be yet another new model debuting at the PALExpo Convention Center next week.  Officially, Nissan is calling the Hi-Cross a concept vehicle, but the slick little crossover is all but certainly going to re-emerge as the replacement for the Nissan X-Trail.


First Look: Nissan Ellure Concept

The face of the future for the Japanese maker?

by on Nov.17, 2010

The Nissan Ellure concept's design cues will likely reappear, design chief Nakamura says, on the maker's next-generation sedan family.

The face of the future or just a fantasy in chrome?  That’s the question Nissan left unanswered following its Wednesday news conference at the L.A. Auto Show.

The strikingly distinctive four-door Ellure was one of three debuts on the Japanese maker’s stand.  But where the 2011 Quest and Murano CrossCabriolet will be rolling into showrooms in the months to come, U.S. Chief Executive Carlos Tavares insisted the Nissan Ellure is “a pure concept.”

Well, maybe, maybe not, he conceded when pressed by  Go ask Nissan chief designer Shiro Nakamura, the CEO suggested.

The Nissan Ellure is Nakamura’s latest pet project, and with those of the past, the diminutive stylist has found a distinctive balance between traditional Japanese design forms – particularly noticeable in the headlights – as well as both retro and futuristic elements.

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The overall look reveals a new “super-sculpted” design language distinguished by the Nissan Ellure’s broad shoulders and slightly down-swept character line.  One of the heritage elements is the use of rear “suicide” doors.

“Some of the design cues” will clearly reappear, Nakamura acknowledged, clearly pleased by the attention his new concept generated during the Nissan news conference.