Nissan reveals Land Glider concept (+video)

Nissan reveals Land Glider concept (+video)

Nissan Land Glider concept fq

Zero emissions is the catch phrase of the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show and Nissan is coming to the party. In addition to the expected Leaf electric vehicle, the Japanese automaker will also be showing off a new concept called the Land Glider. Intended for urban runabout duties, the two-seat Land Glider is fully electric and is extremely narrow to ease congestion in dense city centres and make it easier to find suitable parking spots.

In the cabin, the Land Glider’s pilot sits front and centre behind a suitably space-age instrument cluster and a steering wheel that looks like twin joysticks. According to Nissan, the steering operations are computer controlled through a drive-by-wire arrangement.

What’s dynamically interesting about Nissan’s Land Glider is its ability to lean into turns like a motorcycle. While this isn’t an entirely new concept, it’s a first for Nissan and the technology seems to be quite well advanced in the Land Glider.

Click on the box below to view a video of the Land Glider in action.

Check back for more updates on concept vehicles from the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show.

Nissan Land Glider concept fq

Zero emissions is the catch phrase of the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show and Nissan is coming to the party. In addition to the expected Leaf electric vehicle, the Japanese automaker will also be showing off a new concept called the Land Glider. Intended for urban runabout duties, the two-seat Land Glider is fully electric and is extremely narrow to ease congestion in dense city centres and make it easier to find suitable parking spots.

In the cabin, the Land Glider’s pilot sits front and centre behind a suitably space-age instrument cluster and a steering wheel that looks like twin joysticks. According to Nissan, the steering operations are computer controlled through a drive-by-wire arrangement.

What’s dynamically interesting about Nissan’s Land Glider is its ability to lean into turns like a motorcycle. While this isn’t an entirely new concept, it’s a first for Nissan and the technology seems to be quite well advanced in the Land Glider.

Click on the box below to view a video of the Land Glider in action.

Check back for more updates on concept vehicles from the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show.

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