The North American International Auto Show was host to the unveiling of the Nissan Xmotion concept SUV (pronounced “cross-motion”). Nissan, once again, walked away with the prestigious “Innovative Use of Color, Graphics or Materials” award. It’s the second consecutive time they won this award following in the footsteps of the Vmotion 2.0 concept.
Every summer, since 1993, Lord and Lady March open up their English country estate in West Sussex, Goodwood House, to petrol heads, speed demons and racing car fundis. What started off as a small gathering over twenty years ago is now an internationally acclaimed event that sells out year after year. Lord March has grown and developed the Festival of Speed over time, and his hands-on approach is a huge contributing factor to its success. His ongoing commitment to growing the Festival of Speed has resulted in participation and support from a wide sector of the motoring community.
Nissan, in conjunction with Ian Johnson, who is the host of the American television show Xtreme Off-Road, have taken their standard Nissan Cargo van (the South African equivalent of which is the Nissan NV200) and supersized it. They have created a once off project van that puts the X in xtreme. While the Nissan Cargo X is not set to be put into mass production, it does show the huge potential of the Nissan Cargo as the ultimate commercial vehicle.
What was once purely a Nissan design teams fantasy that was unveiled back in 2013 has become an automotive reality that could change the way we drive forever. Say hello to the fully-functional advanced Nissan BladeGlider prototype!
It seems as though the Nissan hits just keep coming with the unveiling of the brand new 2016 Nissan Lannia being unveiled at the Auto Shanghai 2015 motor show. This all new midsize sedan represents a milestone in Nissan’s plan to capture the hearts and minds of millions of the growing youth generation in China.
Nissan has proudly stated that the new 2016 Nissan Lannia is the first Nissan vehicle that has been specifically developed for the Chinese youth market by Chinese designers and driving enthusiasts. Nissan sees the youth of China as a new generation of trendsetters and technological natives who have grown up in a world of fast paced advances and uncompromising and unique style. By specifically created a vehicle that responds directly to their needs Nissan is hoping to continue to inspire a whole new generation of Nissan lovers. The youth market in China is growing in number and in spending power and by plugging into their desires and aspirations, Nissan is hoping to expand their market share in the hotly contested Chinese market.
By now most people are used to the stunning designs that seem to keep pouring out from Nissan’s design studios, but even the most hardened sceptic took a deep breath of amazement when Nissan unveiled their latest game changer at the Geneva Show earlier this month. Meet the Nissan Sway, the compact car that is going to change the entire segment.
You can well imagine that if you are responsible for designing vehicles, you will start getting attached to your creations, just like a painter feels about his or her painting, or parents feel about their children. It is after all the manifestation of the design engineer’s imagination and vision. Well this is how Nissan’s Roland Schellenberg and Arnold Moulinet feel about Sparky, their Leaf-cross-Frontier which is functioning as a shop delivery car.
This year’s Nissan’s offerings at the 85th Geneva Motor Show have highlighted some of the best innovation from Nissan and if this is where Nissan is planning to go in the next decade, we are in for an exciting time with electric cars, revolutionary performance cars and the domination of the crossover.
The Detroit Auto show is always a big deal in the car industry and this year was no exception with Nissan formally unveiling three concept cars that are expected to more than likely go into production.
“The way people are buying cars is changing. A choice of colors and matching wheels is no longer enough. In a society where cars are purchased as a reflection – and enabler – of a driver’s lifestyle, the way future models are designed needs to be revolutionized.” These are the words behind the revolutionary new Nissan IDx Freeflow and IDx NISMO concept cars.