March 18, 2005
New York auto show
Nissan to show Sport Concept
New York, New York – The Nissan Sport Concept will make its world debut at the 2005 New York International Auto Show. It is the latest in a series of performance/youth concept vehicles from Nissan Design, following the Nissan Actic and Nissan AZEAL concepts. The Nissan Sport Concept is a two-door hatchback with a dramatic four-seat interior.
“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.”
The Nissan Sport Concept was conceived as an affordable, attainable vehicle for buyers entering the new car marketplace for the first time.
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.
The interior of the Nissan Sport Concept is designed to fit four comfortably, yet with an emphasis on the front two seats. In the rear of the cabin, independent rear seat cushions, offer true four-place seating. Like in front, the 4-point seat belts are integrated into the seat design.