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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 BladeGlider Concept Adopts Radical Delta Shape

Strongly influenced by DeltaWing LeMans race car.

by on Nov.08, 2013

The Nissan BladeGlider's shape was strongly influenced by the DeltaWing race car.

Taking its cue from the radical DeltaWing race car, Nissan plans to reveal the new deltoid-shaped BladeGlider concept vehicle at the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show – and the way the prototype gets its power is as revolutionary as the design itself.

While the DeltaWing used a small but high-performance gasoline engine, the BladeGlider is all-electric. But unlike Nissan’s now-familiar Leaf battery-electric vehicle, the new concept vehicle puts power to the pavement through a pair of in-wheel motors.

The Last Word!

“A clean slate was the starting point for this project,” explains Francois Bancon, Nissan’s head of product strategy. “The goal was to revolutionize the architecture of the vehicle to provoke new emotions, provide new value and make visible for consumers how Zero Emissions can help redefine our conception of vehicle basics.”


First Look: Nissan Juke NISMO

Power to the people.

by on Nov.30, 2011

Nissan will put the Juke on NISMO-brand steroids.

The Nissan Juke has proven wildly popular, selling more than 232,000 copies in its brief time on the market.  Now, bets the number two Japanese maker, it could build up demand by pumping up performance.

The Nissan Juke NISMO will be the most mainstream model yet to wear the maker’s performance badge, said CEO Carlos Ghosn during a Tokyo Motor Show preview, calling the compact crossover, “a logical platform to take NISMO…in a mainstream product range.”

You Are There!

Brazilian-born Ghosn didn’t have much more to say about the Nissan Juke NISMO Concept, though a press release fills in a few blanks about the prototype, which starts off with a lower, wider and decidedly more aggressive look than the more mainstream crossover.