PARIS, FRANCE – Nissan is showcasing its bold approach to styling at the 2012 Paris Motor Show. Nissan is exhibiting an array of vehicles that offer a glimpse of what the future holds for the brand.
Following its best ever sales year in 2011 – up 25 percent in 2010 – Nissan is on course for yet another highly successful year in 2012.
With continued growth in Europe in the face of very challenging trading conditions, Nissan’s performance highlights the strength and appeal of its current product range. Sales to the end of July show an increase of 5 percent year-on-year with huge investment being made to expand its industrial footprint even further in the UK, Spain and Russia.
TeRRA concept car
Taking center stage and making its global debut at Paris is the rugged TeRRA concept car. The four-seater takes the philosophy of Zero Emissions mobility and extends it into a new domain. Powered by hydrogen fuel cell, TeRRA offers four-wheel-drive capability and proves that Zero Emissions vehicles aren’t just for the urban environment.
Through the use of in wheel motor technology, TeRRA is free of the packaging constraints that affect conventional SUVs. With no central transmission tunnel, the seating gives all four passengers a broad and unique view out of the vehicle. In addition, TeRRA introduces bold new surfacing materials and removable, portable technology for the driver display and infotainment systems.
A new era in Nissan performance motoring starts at the Paris Motor Show with the official launch of the NISMO road car program. Designed and developed by Nissan’s NISMO division in Japan, the range of affordable yet highly advanced performance cars is spearheaded by the new Juke NISMO.
Powered by a modified version of the 1.6-liter direct injection turbocharged petrol engine that drives the DIG-T model, the Juke NISMO features a bespoke aerodynamics package and a revised chassis design to deliver an even more engaging driving experience.
Juke with Ministry of Sound
Celebrating its ongoing partnership with the London-based clubbing and electronic dance music authority Ministry of Sound, the Juke with Ministry of Sound is a limited edition model that features a number of premium design enhancements and special features.
Available with any engine and transmission in the current range, the Juke with Ministry of Sound is finished in either Metallic Black or Solid White, and comes with a bespoke design package and a Ministry of Sound Music Pack that comprises an Apple iPod touch* complete with Scratch Shield case, Ministry of Sound headphones and a VIP voucher for the Ministry of Sound music store.
Also on the Nissan stand in Paris is the Juke Box – a specially commissioned pair of Juke fitted with what has been dubbed the ‘world’s ultimate mobile sound system’. Built by the same audio team that created the famous ‘Box room’ at the Ministry of Sound nightclub in London, it has become the main attraction at Nissan’s high-profile Juke Box Sessions held throughout Europe.
The new Qashqai 360 brings premium features to the mass crossover market.
Available across Qashqai and Qashqai+2 ranges, the 360 can be specified with all engine and drivetrain combinations – including the new 1.6-liter dCi with CO2 emissions from 119g/km.
Qashqai 360 includes a number of premium design features and is fitted with Nissan’s innovative Around View Monitor (AVM) as standard.
Making its European debut at the 2012 Paris Motor Show, PIVO 3 showcases a range of new technologies that provide a vision of what the future holds for urban mobility.
Thezero emissions concept builds on the strengths of its predecessors, and adds more real-world features, such as Automated Valet Parking (AVP) and Robotic Agent Interface (RAI) – a system that integrates the vehicle’s key technologies into one interface.
PIVO 3 also has the facility to feed stored power back to the local electricity grid. This technology, when employed on a larger scale with other EVs, has the potential to balance electric power demand and supply.
Combining stylish design with intelligent technology and spirited attitude, the Micra ELLE has been developed with a well-suited partner: world-famous fashion magazine, ELLE.
Micra ELLE also introduces two new colors to the Micra range and is available with two engine options: a 1.2-litre normally aspirated three-cylinder engine, and a sophisticated 1.2-liter supercharged DIG-S engine that develops 98PS.
NV200 London Taxi and NV200 New York City Taxi
Making their first appearance at a European motor show, the new NV200 London Taxi and NV200 New York City Taxis confirm Nissan’s growing presence in the private hire sector. Launched in August, the NV200 London Taxi has been completely re-engineered to meet the strict requirements of London’s licensing authorities. Proving the strength and adaptability of the NV200 platform, the London Taxi variant features a large five-seat passenger area, variable seating layout and twin sliding doors for easy access. In addition, the NV200 London Taxi also features a bespoke steering set-up that allows the vehicle to meet the required turning circle maximum of 7.6 meters.
Having won the right to be named New York’s ‘Taxi of the future’ after a two-year bid selection process, the distinctive yellow NV200s will be hitting New York streets at the end of 2013.
Revised 370Z Coupe and Roadster
With updated exterior and interior styling, new color options and wheel design, the 2013-specification 370Z Coupe and Roadster makes its debut at the 2012 Paris Motor Show. The new 370Z features a host of detail improvements, including a new front bumper incorporating LED daytime running lights.