Nissan presents its fun, amazing concept - the Qazana

Posted on Tuesday, 3 March 2009 , 12:03:40 byEmil

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Nissan presents its fun, amazing concept - the Qazana

Nissan revealed on Tuesday its Qazana crossover concept unit at the Geneva Motor. Nissan affirms the 5-door crossover model will lead into production in short order (relatively), with assembly starting in early 2010. So, Nissan described the vehicle as a 'baby brother' to Qashqai – the compact SUV. 'Qazana points the way to that future and gives an indication of the unique and exciting car we will be producing' said Trevor Mann, the Senior Vice President - Manufacturing in Europe for Nissan.

The design's dominated obviously by wide, large wheel arches plus a lower stance. The car appears to be soon geared toward Asian and European markets, but this doesn’t rule out necessarily the North American sales. 'The Qazana concept is an intelligent, all-wheel drive crossover which is masculine, agile, lean, and designed for the tough city streets. Our team at Nissan Design Europe in London realized this image with the motif of a modern day beach buggy and four-seat motor-bike' said Atsushi Maeda, the Studio Chief Designer for Nissan Design Europe.

Matt Weaver, the project lead designer for NDE says Qazana was created to be... fun. 'It’s a hugely optimistic car, which is no bad thing in these difficult times. Had it been created in the 1960s, it would have counted camper vans, bikes and buggies as its rivals. Infused with that same spirit, there’s nothing quite like it available today'. Nissan plans on making the auto in the United Kingdom at its Sunderland factory.