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Naga Royal Guard
12-19-2004, 06:34 PM
Pic of exterior. I like all new infinitis, but not this one. :P<br><IMG SRC="http://press.nissan-global.com/COMMON/IMAGES/EVENT/NORTHAMERICA2005/LOW/northamerica2005_01.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><br>from <A HREF="http://www.autotelegraaf.nl" TARGET="_blank">http://www.autotelegraaf.nl</A><br><IMG SRC="http://autotelegraaf.nl/vanonzeredactie/images/30513.1.gen.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Detroit's auto show will also witness the debuts of an Infiniti concept vehicle and the production version of the M sport sedan. The Kuraza concept, Nissan says, "takes an exploratory look at future SUV interior design, starting with equal comfort, amenities and roominess provided for all passengers." It's set for a Jan. 10 unveiling in Detroit. The Nissan upscale brand will also show off the new M sedan, which goes on sale in the early spring of 2005. It will come with either a 3.5-liter V-6 or a 4.5-liter V-8. tCc

SV
12-21-2004, 10:42 AM
it's odd looking...very upright too <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/cwm13.gif" BORDER="0">

knihc2008
12-21-2004, 11:16 AM
i still have faith in this concept. i think it's got some really good ideas, and from what i see it'll look very mean and imposing, especially with that greenhouse.

bm88
12-21-2004, 12:06 PM
The interior is beautiful, but the exterior is strange, as it doesnt look like it fits in with the rest of the Infiniti range IMO.

iamalittlepepper
12-26-2004, 05:14 AM
For some reason the first pic reminds me of the mini limo..

Charger
01-09-2005, 12:52 PM
<IMG SRC="http://www.autoweek.com/files/specials/2005_detroit/infiniti/kuraza/images/1.jpg" BORDER="0"> <br> <IMG SRC="http://www.autoweek.com/files/specials/2005_detroit/infiniti/kuraza/images/2.jpg" BORDER="0"> <br> <IMG SRC="http://www.autoweek.com/files/specials/2005_detroit/infiniti/kuraza/images/3.jpg" BORDER="0"> <br> <IMG SRC="http://www.autoweek.com/files/specials/2005_detroit/infiniti/kuraza/images/4.jpg" BORDER="0"> <br>source: autoweek<p>This should not have the Infiniti badge on it <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthdown.gif" BORDER="0">

LEXUS FAN!
01-09-2005, 01:04 PM
what are w/ the infiniti concepts that never come out?

Charger
01-09-2005, 01:06 PM
The only thing I like is that it has 6 doors

LEXUS FAN!
01-09-2005, 01:07 PM
it has 6 doors? holy moly

Naga Royal Guard
01-09-2005, 01:08 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Charger</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">The only thing I like is that it has 6 doors</TD></TR></TABLE><p>yea, so you can fit ALL your kids in it?<p><br>this thing is a bloody joke

KebabGud
01-09-2005, 01:08 PM
7 ... 3 on each side .. and 1 at the back ..<br>

Charger
01-09-2005, 01:08 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>LEXUS FAN!</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">it has 6 doors? holy moly</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Yup, check out the press release

ajprice
01-09-2005, 01:08 PM
ANy idea how the six doors work, I'd guess at the fronts opening normally and then the ones behind opening like a Mazda RX-8, because the very back ones don't have doorhandles.

Naga Royal Guard
01-09-2005, 01:09 PM
the silverado had them like that ( 4 doors ) the rear handles are tucked inside

GSturb0
01-09-2005, 01:15 PM
Scion xA limo edition.

The Water Is Poison
01-09-2005, 03:22 PM
It would looks so much cooler with a normal roofline and C-Pillar

jijboi25
01-09-2005, 05:54 PM
Wow <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/eek2.gif" BORDER="0"> I didnt really expect it to look like that. I wonder if it would have looked better if they tinted the windows on it. And whats up with the half wood - half leather dashboard?

Charger
01-09-2005, 06:00 PM
I found this pic at autoweek, its hilarious <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/laugh2.gif" BORDER="0"> <br> <IMG SRC="http://members.lycos.nl/meeko1/3.jpg" BORDER="0">

iamalittlepepper
01-09-2005, 08:30 PM
Now I know what a mini limo would look like.

Top Secret
01-09-2005, 08:43 PM
For some odd reason, I like it, I think it looks quirky and cool. Maybe it's my Nissan fanboy speaking, but it looks oddly appealing.

taskbearer
01-10-2005, 03:05 AM
Same thing for me, it looks kind of stately in that side view shot. For once a car looks better than the sktches as those sketches don't do this car any justice.

The Water Is Poison
01-10-2005, 04:43 AM
I didnt say I didn't like it just that it would look so much better if the roof didn't rise in the middle

syclone
01-10-2005, 11:06 AM
something about the renault design language roof just doesnt work with infiniti for me. the large screen on the dash scares me too. a lot.<p>the pic charger posted is easily the funniest thing i have seen yet in 2005.

Naga Royal Guard
01-10-2005, 01:57 PM
all first 10 days of it eh?

nstreet16
01-10-2005, 02:08 PM
it reminds me of a stretched version of the Scion xA....... who would have thought that the wavy part in the sketch would have actualli came out in the concept.

taskbearer
01-11-2005, 01:18 AM
More photos from Autoweek.nl<br> <IMG SRC="http://www.autoweek.nl/images/480/8748.jpg" BORDER="0"> <br> <IMG SRC="http://www.autoweek.nl/images/480/8744.jpg" BORDER="0"> <br> OPEN SESAME............Taddah!<br><IMG SRC="http://www.autoweek.nl/images/480/8749.jpg" BORDER="0"> <p>

fubar
01-11-2005, 10:59 AM
Why does Infiniti need this Maxi-Cooper? Its not like theyre selling any QX56s to warrant another fullsize SUV.

AXLE
01-11-2005, 07:41 PM
Make the roof line normal, remove 2 doors off the sides and you have got a nice looking Suv. But in its current guise it is hideous. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthdown.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthdown.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthdown.gif" BORDER="0">

piokor
01-18-2005, 01:12 AM
I don't know why everyone hates this car. I could see this replacing the QX56 and selling very well. The roof is like that so that the passengers in the third row have enough head room. The third set of doors also helps the third row of passengers get into the car. This car is very passenger centric, and IMO I think it has a very nice sporty stance.

KaRaceR
01-18-2005, 02:45 AM
i dont like hardly any of it the interior looks like somthing out of the thunderbirds!<br>and the exterior looks like the desgner was jogged when he did the back because it wobbles at the back, and he thought oh well that will do publish it

AXLE
01-18-2005, 05:12 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>piokor06</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I don't know why everyone hates this car. I could see this replacing the QX56 and selling very well. The roof is like that so that the passengers in the third row have enough head room. The third set of doors also helps the third row of passengers get into the car. This car is very passenger centric, and IMO I think it has a very nice sporty stance.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>If you need a car that has enough room for more than 6 people then get a minivan or a crossover type vehicle, not a SUV. To me this looks very much like a SUV, and an ugly one at that.

iamalittlepepper
01-18-2005, 07:39 AM
I think it is more of a crossover than an SUV.. with real SUVs you won't get as much room inside due to the suspension.<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>AXLE</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">If you need a car that has enough room for more than 6 people then get a minivan or a crossover type vehicle, not a SUV. To me this looks very much like a SUV, and an ugly one at that.</TD></TR></TABLE>

hollc004
01-18-2005, 08:46 AM
I really like it for some reason lol .I think its origional

islandbeef
01-19-2005, 10:51 AM
It reminds me of a high top fade afro.

Naga Royal Guard
01-19-2005, 01:32 PM
they should use these in birth control pill commercials

Velocitas
01-24-2005, 11:36 AM
<br>The "wiggle" in the roof is to break up the length of the thing. In person, it is massive. In the past few years, Infiniti has toyed around with a number of showcars that are varying interpretations of the SUV -- this one pushes the boundaries of passenger capacity in a luxury format. It looks like it packages better than the Excursion did. Personally, I doubt this is intended for production at all. It strikes me as pure concept to explore a three row seating package.<p>Reponse at NAIAS to this did seem highly favorable from attendees, however.<br>

Naga Royal Guard
01-24-2005, 08:07 PM
someone mentioned on another forum that it actually is quite close to production

Velocitas
01-27-2005, 12:45 PM
<br>Really? That's interesting. The vibe I got from looking at it was "SUV limo", sort of like all of those stretched Navigators you see. I'm just not sure how many people need three row seating, but there must be a market. Rap stars would need them for their "posses", maybe? <br>

JBlair
01-27-2005, 12:58 PM
Uhm....well, they have the QX56, which is just a stop-gap vehicle to help amortize Nissan's cost of building the new truck plant and the F-Alpha platform itself. This probably previews the replacement for the QX overall, though not necessarily in every detail (obviously).

Naga Royal Guard
01-27-2005, 01:18 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Velocitas</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Really? That's interesting. The vibe I got from looking at it was "SUV limo", sort of like all of those stretched Navigators you see. I'm just not sure how many people need three row seating, but there must be a market. Rap stars would need them for their "posses", maybe? </TD></TR></TABLE><p>third row access isnt always easiest in 3 row SUVs ( getting better tho), its ok in minivans, This is truly an evolution in the Utility component of Sport Utility Vehicles, where infiniti already has claim to the sportiest SUV on the market ( stole it from the garbage cayanne <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthdown.gif" BORDER="0"> ) ; the market is all about buying visible and impressive features.

Spazmatron
01-30-2005, 01:58 PM
This thing reminds me Checker Airbus. Americans should remeber that strange but in some way amazing thing. Current stretched lincolns look tame compared to that one! <p> <IMG SRC="http://mclellansautomotive.com/photos/B12846.jpg" BORDER="0">