Nissan ceases development of a Silvia successor

Nissan ceases development of a Silvia successor

Nissan Foria fq

According to reports, Nissan has suspended plans to create a compact, rear-wheel-drive to replace the Silvia. This is an unfortunate side-effect of Nissan’s financial difficulties and big boss Carlos Ghosn’s pledge to reduce costs.

The first indication that Nissan was working on a Silvia replacement came in the form of the Foria concept (pictured) that debuted at the Tokyo Motor Show in 2005. The Urge design study quickly followed and development of the RWD coupe continued over the following years. Even back in August of 2008 Nissan confirmed that work was still underway, but wouldn’t put an exact date on when it would be unveiled.

Now, big-cheese Ghosn wants the automaker to focus its development efforts on producing sensible small and medium-sized passenger cars, including a Toyota Prius competitor… boring.

Nissan Foria fq

According to reports, Nissan has suspended plans to create a compact, rear-wheel-drive to replace the Silvia. This is an unfortunate side-effect of Nissan’s financial difficulties and big boss Carlos Ghosn’s pledge to reduce costs.

The first indication that Nissan was working on a Silvia replacement came in the form of the Foria concept (pictured) that debuted at the Tokyo Motor Show in 2005. The Urge design study quickly followed and development of the RWD coupe continued over the following years. Even back in August of 2008 Nissan confirmed that work was still underway, but wouldn’t put an exact date on when it would be unveiled.

Now, big-cheese Ghosn wants the automaker to focus its development efforts on producing sensible small and medium-sized passenger cars, including a Toyota Prius competitor… boring.

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