Nissan Qazana Official Photos and Details

At the beginning of the month, Nissan released a teaser photo of its Qazana concept that really got our hopes up. Unfortunately, not many will find the new concept as appealing as the first photo did.

The concept is, as Nissan says, inspired by motorbikes and beach buggies that was built for the simple desire to have fun behind the wheel. Qazana mixes SUVs' and sport cars' styling cues. Its tall stance is counteracted by the low roof line, giving the concept a sportier allure.

At the same time, rounded elements like the wheel arches and bonnet are a reminder of the existing Nissan crossovers. As do Murano and Qashqai, the Qazana concept has the crossover signature design detail that is the rising window line at the rear.

The contrast between sports car and all-terrain potential is underlined by the venturi-style skid plate at the rear of the vehicle. Qazana's extended ground clearance and the soft rubber spats edge the wheel arches and help to disguise the vehicle's long suspension travel.

The interior has been designed to follow the lines set by the exterior. Rather than being completely enveloped in leather for example, elements of the lightweight carbon fibber seat structure are on permanent view, appearing to have "broken through" the covering. The centre portion of the backrests features a mesh material, allowing fresh air to circulate around the occupants.

The dashboard is dominated by a centrally mounted screen, which will provide both navigation information and information about the fully electronic four-wheel drive with torque vectoring system.

"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," Atsushi Maeda, chief designer at Nissan Design Europe says.
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