Another outlandish, yet intelligent, concept car makes its way at the Geneva Motor Show—the Nissan Qazana. Atsushi Maeda, Nissan Design (Europe) studio chief, said that the Qazana concept car is an “intelligent, all-wheel-drive crossover which is masculine, agile, lean, and designed for the tough city streets.” He also added that his design team patterned the concept car after the “modern-day buggy and four-seat motorbike.”
The Nissan Qazana concept car lacks exterior door handles, thus it is often mistaken for a two-door car. It is a four-door car with rear-hinged back doors, which become accessible once the front doors are opened. This door system eradicates the “B-pillar”, making it so much easier to get to the back seats.
Slightly larger than the Nissan Cube, the Qazana is only 159.8 inches long. The most striking exterior features are the two large headlights. Small headlights for daytime use are also attached at the top of the fenders. The interior is composed mainly of exposed plastic and fabric. Nissan said that the contour of the center console comes from the design of motorbike’s fuel tanks.
A large screen dominates the central dashboard that acts as a navigation system display, feeding information about Nissan’s ALL MODE four-wheel drive mechanism along with other technical add-ons mounted on board. The touch-screen interface allows the driver to adjust the air-conditioning system and other settings.
Information is still scarce at present but it is assumed that the Nissan Qazana will see production in 2010. Nissan’s Sunderland plant in England is said to be the one to assemble the Qazana.
We expect more info on this Qazana soon on Nissan Car Blog NCT!