Nissan Qazana concept hits Geneva show

Nissan Qazana concept hits Geneva show

Nissan has just released its first images of its Qazana concept that describes itself as an “intelligent, all-wheel drive crossover which is masculine, agile, lean, and designed for the tough city streets.”

The compact crossover appears to be the latest take on the emerging sportscar-styled softroader look populated by genre-benders like the BMW X6. For whatever it’s worth, the Nissan Design Europe team says that they were influenced by the “ideas of a modern day beach buggy and a four-seat motor-bike.” Why this idea didn’t result in a more skeletal open-top off-roadster on massive tyres is unclear, but we think this design has merit on its own regardless. While no one expects a shape quite this radical or any of the motorcycle-inspired interior details to see production, a UK-built smaller counterpart to the smash hit Qashqai has been promised, and the Qazana could well influence the design.

At this point Nissan is staying mum on what sort of powertrain motivates the Qazana concept.

Nissan has just released its first images of its Qazana concept that describes itself as an “intelligent, all-wheel drive crossover which is masculine, agile, lean, and designed for the tough city streets.”

The compact crossover appears to be the latest take on the emerging sportscar-styled softroader look populated by genre-benders like the BMW X6. For whatever it’s worth, the Nissan Design Europe team says that they were influenced by the “ideas of a modern day beach buggy and a four-seat motor-bike.” Why this idea didn’t result in a more skeletal open-top off-roadster on massive tyres is unclear, but we think this design has merit on its own regardless. While no one expects a shape quite this radical or any of the motorcycle-inspired interior details to see production, a UK-built smaller counterpart to the smash hit Qashqai has been promised, and the Qazana could well influence the design.

At this point Nissan is staying mum on what sort of powertrain motivates the Qazana concept.

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