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FaLeX
03-17-2005, 05:51 PM
Nissan Sport Concept<p><IMG SRC="http://www.infinitinews.com/multimedia/concept/2005/800px/01_cg_sport_concept.jpg" BORDER="0"> <p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>Nissan Sport Concept Brings Nissan Sports Thinking To Small Car Segment in New York Auto Show Debut<br>The Nissan Sport Concept, which makes its world debut at the 2005 New York International Auto Show, is the latest in a series of dynamic performance/youth concept vehicles from Nissan Design, following the Nissan Actic and Nissan AZEAL concepts. The Nissan Sport Concept is a dynamic two-door hatchback with a dramatic four-seat interior.<p>The story behind the development of the Sport Concept, AZEAL and Actic is that Nissan is thinking big about the small car segment, said Mark McNabb, vice president and general manager, Nissan Division, Nissan North America, Inc. With these three design explorations, were focusing on how we can bring Nissans heritage of innovation, sportiness and driving pleasure to a category of vehicles that traditionally lack design excitement and strong visual appeal.<p>The Nissan Sport Concept offers the look and feel of a grand touring car, yet is conceived as an affordable, attainable vehicle for buyers entering the new car marketplace for the first time.<p>The exterior combines shapes and forms that are both geometrical and mechanical in feel, creating a sense of acceleration and kinetic energy. The dynamic fender forms give the special Pearl White-painted body a look of pure, almost animal performance. Its athletic roofline is marked by a large rear roof-mounted spoiler, while its bold surface composition, robust fender character lines, deep front spoiler and side sills, and large wheels and tires provide an animated, video game-like stance.<p>The body construction utilizes both metal and carbon-fiber components. The 20-inch six-spoke aluminum-alloy wheels feature a machined and lustrous paint finish surface treatment. The Sport Concepts headlights and rear combination lights utilize small lamps with multi-layered reflectors.<p>The interior of the Nissan Sport Concept is designed to fit four comfortably, yet with an emphasis on the front two seats  with every element of the design existing to enhance the vehicles engaging driving experience.<p>The deep, body-wrapping front bucket seats are covered in Wolf Gray leather with double-layered pearl suede inserts and feature formed head restraints and integrated 4-point seat belts. The instrument panel includes integrated tachometer and gauges and a distinctive center cluster. The Sport Concept interior also offers a three-spoke steering wheel and solid-appearance center console with the emergency brake lever integrated into the console lid.<p>In the rear of the cabin, independent rear seat cushions, also covered in a combination of leather and suede, offer true four-place seating. Like in front, the 4-point seat belts are integrated into the seat design. Other features include center console-mounted support grips, large blue-cone speaker and woofer in the rear parcel shelf and dark finisher trim.<p>The Nissan Sport Concept is as close to performance art for the street as you can get  modern, cool, ready to run, said McNabb. When it comes to the next wave of small car design, a SHIFT_ is about to be made. And Nissan is making it.<p>Also on display at the auto show is Nissans complete lineup of powerful new trucks and SUVs, including the full-size Titan pickup and Armada SUV and the first New York Auto Show appearance of the all-new 2005 Nissan Pathfinder, Frontier and Xterra. The Nissan AZEAL sports coupe concept will also be shown, along with a special Nissan Fuel Cell Vehicle display featuring the Nissan X-Trail FCV.<br></TD></TR></TABLE><p><IMG SRC="http://www.infinitinews.com/multimedia/concept/2005/800px/02_cg_sport_concept.jpg" BORDER="0"> <p><IMG SRC="http://www.infinitinews.com/multimedia/concept/2005/800px/03_cg_sport_concept.jpg" BORDER="0"> <p><IMG SRC="http://www.infinitinews.com/multimedia/concept/2005/800px/04_cg_sport_concept.jpg" BORDER="0"> <p><IMG SRC="http://www.infinitinews.com/multimedia/concept/2005/800px/05_cg_sport_concept.jpg" BORDER="0"> <p><IMG SRC="http://www.infinitinews.com/multimedia/concept/2005/800px/06_cg_sport_concept.jpg" BORDER="0"> <p><IMG SRC="http://www.infinitinews.com/multimedia/concept/2005/800px/07_cg_sport_concept.jpg" BORDER="0"> <p><IMG SRC="http://www.infinitinews.com/multimedia/concept/2005/800px/08_cg_sport_concept.jpg" BORDER="0"> <p><IMG SRC="http://www.infinitinews.com/multimedia/concept/2005/800px/09_cg_sport_concept.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.infinitinews.com/multimedia/concept/2005/800px/10_cg_sport_concept.jpg" BORDER="0"> <p><IMG SRC="http://www.infinitinews.com/multimedia/concept/2005/800px/11_cg_sport_concept.jpg" BORDER="0"> <p><IMG SRC="http://www.infinitinews.com/multimedia/concept/2005/800px/12_sport_concept.jpg" BORDER="0"> <p><IMG SRC="http://www.infinitinews.com/multimedia/concept/2005/800px/13_sport_concept.jpg" BORDER="0"> <p><IMG SRC="http://www.infinitinews.com/multimedia/concept/2005/800px/14_sport_concept.jpg" BORDER="0"> <p><IMG SRC="http://www.infinitinews.com/multimedia/concept/2005/800px/15_sport_concept.jpg" BORDER="0"> <p><IMG SRC="http://www.infinitinews.com/multimedia/concept/2005/800px/16_sport_concept.jpg" BORDER="0"> <p><IMG SRC="http://www.infinitinews.com/multimedia/concept/2005/800px/17_sport_concept.jpg" BORDER="0"> <p><IMG SRC="http://www.infinitinews.com/multimedia/concept/2005/800px/sports_concept_front.jpg" BORDER="0"> <p><IMG SRC="http://www.infinitinews.com/multimedia/concept/2005/800px/sports_concept_rear_.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://nissannews.com/multimedia/concept/2005/800px/01_sport_concept.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://nissannews.com/multimedia/concept/2005/800px/02_sport_concept.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://nissannews.com/multimedia/concept/2005/800px/04_sport_concept.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://nissannews.com/multimedia/concept/2005/800px/07_sport_concept.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://nissannews.com/multimedia/concept/2005/800px/08_sport_concept.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://nissannews.com/multimedia/concept/2005/800px/09_sport_concept.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://nissannews.com/multimedia/concept/2005/800px/10_sport_concept.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://nissannews.com/multimedia/concept/2005/800px/11_sport_concept.jpg" BORDER="0">

The Water Is Poison
03-17-2005, 06:10 PM
Looks good but hooray for boy ricers

GerjurdKing
03-17-2005, 06:14 PM
Looks like someone wants to get into the WRC. I happen to like it, it has a certain 206 vibe to it...

Ascariss
03-17-2005, 06:24 PM
If the new Sentra is coming in hatch form, then you have your basic shape there I guess, and front for the sedan. btw isn't there a car in japan that looks like this? Tiida I believe. Looks to be just a redo of that car. I am not complaining but the prod Tiida don't looks as good as this concept:<p><A HREF="http://press.nissan-global.com/NEW_TIIDA/EN/photographs.html" TARGET="_blank">http://press.nissan-global.com....html</A>

Dal
03-17-2005, 06:36 PM
could this be a preview of the new nissan almera?

JBlair
03-17-2005, 06:41 PM
I think this is the new Sentra in whacked-out concept form. Since its' debuting at New York, my guess is that this previews the look of the Sentra.

Kakairo
03-17-2005, 06:49 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>JBlair</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I think this is the new Sentra in whacked-out concept form. Since its' debuting at New York, my guess is that this previews the look of the Sentra. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Let's hope so. The Sentra is the final weak link in Nissan's US lineup, and this would be a great replacement.

nismo
03-17-2005, 10:26 PM
I like it.. It basically is a Tiida 3dr. The next Sentra has nothing to do with the Tiida so I don't think this reflect the next Sentra's styling.. Nissan said the Azeal previewed some of the styling cues the next Sentra will have. I think this is a preview of the model under the Sentra that Nissan has been working on...

JBlair
03-17-2005, 11:00 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>nismo</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I like it.. It basically is a Tiida 3dr. The next Sentra has nothing to do with the Tiida so I don't think this reflect the next Sentra's styling.. Nissan said the Azeal previewed some of the styling cues the next Sentra will have. I think this is a preview of the model under the Sentra that Nissan has been working on...</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I believe that this is actually the same size as the Sentra would be. I would bet that this does indeed preview the Sentra, especially since this reflects a variety of concepts and production cars that we have already seen.

Velocitas
03-17-2005, 11:18 PM
<br>This looks like that Renault from a few months back, except toned down a bit.<br>

Naga Royal Guard
03-17-2005, 11:19 PM
i agree w/ Velocitas<p><br>I still like it alot tho! :) .

Reppu
03-18-2005, 12:31 AM
Some of those pics (first ones mainly), are not real but computer generated, i think using Catia V5. I can tell, it's my business.<br>The car is superb but those rear lights are not of my taste.

-Peter-
03-18-2005, 12:57 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Dal</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">could this be a preview of the new nissan almera?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>just what i thought too!<p>i really hope this is previewing Almera hatch. It has some similarities with Tiida and maybe tiida is going to be the next Sentra, and this is going to be New almera. after all current Sentra and Almera are also different looking cars.

Top Secret
03-18-2005, 03:18 AM
Damn, that looks really good. Just wish Nissan had the decency to make a car which has the some sportiness to it.

Hornbag
03-18-2005, 05:14 AM
OMG, this looks so madness! This is sweet! Wat a mad little car...

whipster
03-18-2005, 07:11 AM
a masterpiece of 3d modelling <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/eek2.gif" BORDER="0">

FaLeX
03-18-2005, 07:50 AM
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AXIS
03-18-2005, 11:17 AM
Isn't this just a tricked out TILDA If they really wanted to snag the boy racers and take on SCION they should have built the AZEAL

erzhik
03-18-2005, 04:15 PM
oh man..looks awful, looks like a tuned Micra to me..It will be a lot better if they redisign the SKYLINE...

Ascariss
03-18-2005, 04:51 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>azumi</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> If they really wanted to snag the boy racers and take on SCION they should have built the AZEAL</TD></TR></TABLE><p>It's coming I believe.

Redline
03-18-2005, 04:56 PM
Looks like a Mazda 3 with some body work and a the Nissan face, but the interior is great. Too bad they didn't do a better job on the back seats though, if it weren't for them the interior would be practically perfect. The back seats look like they're trying to be a 911 and failing badly. The speakers should have grills too, and what is that between the speakers in the back? Clean up the rear and this thing should rock.

spwolf
03-18-2005, 08:08 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Naga Royal Guard</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">i agree w/ Velocitas<p><br>I still like it alot tho! :) .</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Completly agreed. It is best Megane ever - seems to be based on Megane Trophy.<p>It looks gooooood, and they removed the weakest link - back end Megane design!<p><IMG SRC="http://www.channel4.com/4car/media/R/renault/megane/03-large/05-trophy-f3q-s.jpg" BORDER="0">

ciwai
03-19-2005, 08:47 AM
I wonder if the other exterior shots are cg as well....the building is just flopped. Design looks good. Seems to have murano overtones in the hood and hatch forms.

PlatForm
03-19-2005, 09:34 PM
the rear end design look like Peugeot 307 wannabe..

JBlair
03-19-2005, 11:49 PM
I am not sure if the Tiida is based on the Megane chassis, but I think this concept is based on the Tiida chassis.

against the wall
03-20-2005, 07:33 AM
this car is really cool looking and i really love those rims. nissan has these awesome ideas for rims but never brings them 2 production

Cozz
03-20-2005, 07:44 AM
I really like the concept. All they have to do is not go so crazy on some sections of the car for a streetable version. This will definitely take on Scion head on.

Tidal
03-20-2005, 01:00 PM
This really does resemble a 3 door Tiida, Japan only gets the 4 and 5 door versions:<p><A HREF="http://www2.nissan.co.jp/CONFIGURATOR/SIMULATOR/TIIDA/top.html?from=0" TARGET="_blank">http://www2.nissan.co.jp/CONFI...rom=0</A> <p>The Tiida is based on a stretched Micra platform, not the Megane's. I believe the Sentra will be Megane based. <br>I'm not to sure this is coming to Europe. The Almera is rumored to be replaced by two cars, the Tone/Note, already in sale in Japan, and the road going version of the Qashqai ( sp? ) concept. The Tiida would be like more of the same, and that ain't worked so far.<br>As for this concept, it's cool, in an " attack of the insane boy racers " kind of way, but in the end it will just be a hatchback. If Nissan really wanted to go after Scion, they should have used the Cube. What do you guys think? <p><A HREF="http://www2.nissan.co.jp/CONFIGURATOR/SIMULATOR/CUBE/top.html?from=0" TARGET="_blank">http://www2.nissan.co.jp/CONFI...rom=0</A>

nismo
03-20-2005, 01:16 PM
I've read the same about the platforms you mentioned... This is a 3dr Tiida and the new Sentra won't be on that platform it will be on the Megane, which is a bigger platform. Doesn't the Tiida compare with sub-compacts? The Sentra is a Compact not sub-compact.

nismo
03-20-2005, 03:16 PM
"Nissan Sport Concept Could See Production<p>&lt;http://www.thecarconnection.com/images/gallery/tmb/9343_image.jpg&gt; Is it simply a "design exercise," in the words of one senior Nissan official, or are there production plans for the new Nissan Sport Concept, the edgy little show car that will officially make its public debut in New York next week? The three-door Sport Concept is arguably the most aggressive design exercise to emerge from Nissan's design studios in recent months, the trio also including the Azeal sports coupe and the Actic, a crossover/SUV. Like the Azeal, the Sports Concept was developed by Nissan's newly expanded design center in suburbanDetroit. The prototype's wedge design was heavily influenced by the U.S. tuner market, noted Nissan Senior Vice President of Design Shiro Nakamura. The high-tech cockpit boasts an assortment of digital touches, including its large video screen. The race-style seats emphasize the sporty nature of the design. Yet if it were to go into production, an admittedly less edgy version of the Sports Concept would be targeted "below the Sentra price range," said Nakamura, and targeted at "first-time car buyers." A decision on which, if any of the three concepts to build will be made in the near future, Nakamura hinted, adding that "otherwise, it will be too late." He said he believes a vehicle like the Sports Concept might be seen as niche right now, but is likely to appeal to the mainstream as the so-called Millennium Generation grows older. - Paul A. Eisenstein"<p>..this article is from thecarconnection. It says that if produced it would be more tamed and priced BELOW Sentra.

-Peter-
03-21-2005, 12:50 AM
Tiida is compact car like Sentra and Almera. I just dont understand why they want to design different car to every market, Tiida in Japan, Sentra in US (that isnt based on Tiida??) and those three different models to replace the Almera in EU (IIRC Tone, some hatch and mini-suv)

Tidal
03-21-2005, 04:23 AM
Different strokes for different folks?

spwolf
03-21-2005, 06:04 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>-Peter-</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Tiida is compact car like Sentra and Almera. I just dont understand why they want to design different car to every market, Tiida in Japan, Sentra in US (that isnt based on Tiida??) and those three different models to replace the Almera in EU (IIRC Tone, some hatch and mini-suv)</TD></TR></TABLE><p>heh, thats what everyone does... Europe gets hatchback, USA gets sedan (Sentra).<br>Proportions are so much like 3 door Megane, it is hard to imagine it would be based on anything else - it looks like they "just" replaced some body pannels.<p>As to the back lights, obviously Nissan Murano lights... look good... As I said, best Megane ever, it makes the car look awesome...

KebabGud
03-21-2005, 09:06 PM
I think it looks like a rounder 3door Toyota Will VS ...<p>or am i high or somthing?

hakkinen
03-21-2005, 09:37 PM
3 door Tilda but while Tilda is almost boring this is gorgeous!!!<br>I think this is the one of the three models that will replace Almera.<p>@ndreas

hakkinen
03-21-2005, 09:39 PM
Tilda IS based on the megane platform but it does NOT have any common body panels with that wonderful Renault.<p>@ndreas

nismo
03-22-2005, 07:37 PM
Nissan can't sell one car in all the markets because not all markets have the same taste... I doubt anybody in the US market would want to be seen in a Tiida Latio, it looks like an Echo or a Suzuki Aerio... both cars that don't sell at all in the US market. And the Sentra is actually doing well as is. I don't think they would want to lose the market share they've gained with the current model.<p>Theres a difference between "SUB"-compact(Tiida) and just Compact(Sentra)....

hokman
03-23-2005, 02:42 AM
people say nissan sport concept take on scion? WTF is scion? I thought it's just ugly variation of echo. This baby will take on focus RS and other super hot hatch, maybe evo.<br>really looks like revival of the pulsar GTI-R. I hope it'll have more success in rally though.

CalinG7
03-23-2005, 05:33 PM
I read an article that I can't find right now, that said this concept is based on a lengthened Micra platform, and NOT on the Megane platform. It's not a Focus fighter, but a Fiesta fighter, supposedly, though it looks much, much better. The lines between those two segments seem to blur a little in this concept.

Tidal
03-24-2005, 05:17 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>CalinG7</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I read an article that I can't find right now, that said this concept is based on a lengthened Micra platform, and NOT on the Megane platform. It's not a Focus fighter, but a Fiesta fighter </TD></TR></TABLE><p>It's Micra based, but Focus size.<p><A HREF="http://www.autocar.co.uk/news_article.asp?na_id=214365" TARGET="_blank">http://www.autocar.co.uk/news_...14365</A>

Tidal
03-24-2005, 05:26 AM
From Autoweek<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Autoweek</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">INFORMATION PROVIDED BY NISSAN<p>Nissan Sport Concept Brings Nissan Sports Thinking To<br>Small Car Segment in New York Auto Show Debut <p>The Nissan Sport Concept, which will make its public world debut at the 2005 New York International Auto Show, is the latest in a series of dynamic performance/youth concept vehicles following the Nissan Actic and Nissan AZEAL concepts. <br>The Sport Concept is a dynamic three-door hatchback with a dramatic four-seat interior. It offers the look and feel of a sports tuner car, yet is conceived as an affordable, attainable vehicle for buyers entering the new car market for the first time.<br>The story behind the development of the Sport Concept, AZEAL and Actic is that Nissan is thinking big about the small car segment, said Jack Collins, vice president, product planning, Nissan North America, Inc. With these three design explorations, were focusing on how we can bring Nissans heritage of innovation, sportiness and driving pleasure to a category of vehicles that traditionally lack design excitement and strong visual appeal.<br>The Nissan Sport Concept, like the AZEAL and Actic before it, is first and foremost a showcase of future thinking, yet it is also a car that would be right at home in Nissan showrooms in the not-too-distant future, said Collins. Nissan has a strong global lineup of compact enthusiast vehicles, including the March, Cube, Tiida, Note and Sentra SE-R, and, in the Nissan 350Z, one of the worlds most desirable sports cars. The new Nissan Sport Concept fuses the best of both worlds. <br>The exterior of the Nissan Sport Concept combines shapes and forms that are both geometrical and mechanical in feel, creating a sense of acceleration and kinetic energy. The dynamic fender forms give the special Pearl White-painted body a look of pure, almost animal performance. Its athletic roofline is marked by a large rear roof-mounted spoiler, while its bold surface composition, robust fender character lines, deep front spoiler and side sills, and large wheels and tires provide an animated, video game-like stance.<br> The body construction utilizes both metal and carbon-fiber composite components. The 20-inch six-spoke aluminum-alloy wheels feature a machined and lustrous paint finish surface treatment. The Sport Concepts headlights and rear combination lights utilize small lamps with multi-layered reflectors.<br> The Nissan Sport Concept may be small dimensionally but it is large in its dynamic energy  aggressive, highly functional and definitely street-wise, said Collins.<br> The interior of the Sport Concept is designed to fit four adults comfortably, yet with an emphasis on the front two seats  with every element of the cockpit existing to enhance the vehicles engaging driving experience.<br> The deep, body-wrapping front bucket seats are covered in Wolf Gray leather with double-layered pearl suede inserts and feature formed head restraints and integrated 4-point seat belts. The instrument panel includes integrated tachometer and gauges and a distinctive center cluster. The Sport Concept interior also offers a three-spoke steering wheel and solid-appearance center console with the emergency brake lever integrated into the console lid.<br> In the rear of the cabin, independent rear seat cushions, also covered in a combination of leather and suede, offer true four-place seating. <p> <br>Like in front, the 4-point seat belts are integrated into the seats. Other features include center console-mounted support grips and a large blue-cone speaker and woofer located in the rear parcel shelf. <br>The Nissan Sport Concept is as close to performance art for the street as you can get  modern, cool, ready to run, said Collins. When it comes to the next wave of small car design, a SHIFT_ is about to be made. And Nissan is making it.<p>At a Glance: Nissan Sport Concept<p><br>The Nissan Sport Concept, which will make its public world debut at the 2005 New York International Auto Show, is the latest in a series of dynamic performance/youth concept vehicles, following the Nissan Actic and Nissan AZEAL concepts. <br>The Sport Concept is a dynamic three-door hatchback with a dramatic four-seat interior. It offers the look and feel of a sports tuner car, yet is conceived as an affordable, attainable vehicle for buyers entering the new car market for the first time. The Sport Concept is designed to bring Nissans heritage of innovation, sportiness and driving pleasure to a category of vehicles that traditionally lack excitement and strong visual appeal.<br>Highlights of the Nissan Sport Concept include: <p>Exterior<br> Aggressive, athletic roofline with large rear spoiler <br> Bold surface composition and robust fender character lines<br> Large, muscular front bumper air intake with large wings<br> Rear bumper outlet with strong negative surface and bold composition<br> Projector-style headlights and rear combination lamps with multi-layered reflectors<br> 20-inch aluminum-alloy six-spoke wheels with machined and painted surface treatment<br> Extensive use of carbon-fiber composite parts<br> Pearl White metallic paint<br> Wheelbase  102.4 inches<br> Overall length 171.3 inches<br> Overall height 59.1 inches<br> Overall width 71. 1 inches<p>Interior<br> Driver-oriented cockpit designed to enhance the driving experience<br> 2+2 seating with emphasis on the deep, body-wrapping front seats with built-in 4-point seat belts<br> Front seats covered in Wolf Gray leather with double-layered pearl suede inserts<br> Sporty instrument panel with integrated tachometer and gauges<br> Distinctive center console with emergency brake lever integrated into the console lid, distinctive sport-throw shifter lever<br> Leather-wrapped three-spoke steering wheel<br> Individual rear seats with built-in 4-point seat belts, leather and suede coverings<p><br> <br> Rear console-mounted support grips<br> Large blue-cone speaker and woofer located in rear parcel shelf <br> <br> Design<br> Designed, created and managed by Nissan Design, Nissan Technical Center, Atsugi, Japan<p><br></TD></TR></TABLE>

hokman
03-24-2005, 03:43 PM
Although it isn't focus size, it'll fight focus rs cosworth head on if it comes out. Remember the pulsar/sunny gti-r was based on pulsar? A car just a bit bigger than micra but not as big as almera. With 230ps and small body, it's what differentiate it from wrx and evo saloons.<p>I really hope nissan will make this. And do it with personality, not using saloon body as base like the popular wrx.

Naga Royal Guard
03-24-2005, 04:02 PM
what are you talking about? the kia rio can KILL this POS!

CalinG7
03-24-2005, 04:08 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Naga Royal Guard</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">what are you talking about? the kia rio can KILL this POS!</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Wait for the Rio vs. Murcielago comparo in next month's Motor Trend before you make up your mind..........

Naga Royal Guard
03-24-2005, 04:57 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>CalinG7</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Wait for the Rio vs. Murcielago comparo in next month's Motor Trend before you make up your mind..........</TD></TR></TABLE><p>who needs the press to tell you a Kia Rio is superior in every possible tangible ( and even in tangible ) aspect to the Lambroughini Murcielago; it is immediately apparent ! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">

nismo
03-24-2005, 11:29 PM
this concept is debuting in the US so the Focus RS and Almera have nothing to do with Nissan's plans for the concept... Nissan has already said it would slot below the Sentra and if released it would be tamed... meaning no body kit, no 20's, and most likely no turbo..

Gromit
03-26-2005, 04:12 AM
This would be a great little toy. Nicely done, I hope they build it.

hokman
03-27-2005, 04:36 AM
Of course, nothing can match the rio. <br>However, Nissan needs something to combat wrx and the like and this would be it. There would also be a normal pulsar like you said, nismo. I hope there would be a nismo tuned version too.

Rugbyplaya91
03-27-2005, 06:17 PM
HMMM... it dosen't suck, but it's not hot crap imo

Roadster44
04-12-2005, 07:24 PM
I thought that this type of a vehicle would go underneath the Sentra. Personally I'd like to see this styling theme part of Sentra lineup. Name change from Sentra to something else would be good too. Sentra sounds like a damn artificial sweetener.