Nissan’s New Concept Car Designed for the Digital Generation

In its newest concept vehicle, Nissan defies all traditional senses of the car as we know it. Say goodbye to old-school knobs, buttons, and dials, and hello to touchscreens, everywhere.

Aimed at the “share native” generation of social media addicts who will get their drivers licenses after the year 2020, the super-futuristic concept car, called the “Teatro for Dayz,” features touchscreens on nearly every flat surface of the car’s interior. Designed to keep drivers and their passengers connected, entertained, and engaged, Nissan’s new concept car will be capable of logging into any number of social networks, displaying video content, and much more on the go.

The Teatro for Dayz concept is a boxy 0.66-liter, three-cylinder minicar designed to regain interest among young car buyers in the Japanese market, where minicars are increasingly popular, but interest in cars among the country’s youth is fading fast.

“We took very specific approaches in the planning of this car, focusing on the types of people who would never show any interest in cars no matter what we do,” Tatsuya Shiosaki, a Nissan advanced product planning manager said.

According to Bloomberg, we can expect to learn more about the concept during the Tokyo Motor Show beginning on October 30th.

The Teatro for Dayz concept car isn’t likely to hit our streets anytime soon, but here at James Ceranti Nissan, we want to know what you think. Is it a great way to re-engage a younger generation with cars, or distraction from the road? Tell us in the comments!

Nissan Sway Hatchback Concept Turns Segment on Head

 

When you think of a hatchback, it’s likely that the image that comes to mind is a cute, sporty vehicle that is fun-to-drive. Now, Nissan is looking to completely shatter this image with the Nissan Sway hatchback concept car. This brand-new concept car from the Japanese carmaker offers an innovative design, sexier silhouette, and powerful engine that has shaken the hatchback segment to its core.

The Sway Concept offers a new, bold style that reflects Nissan’s newest design philosophy. Nissan combines sharp angles, edgier bodylines, and a thinner silhouette to shake the typical “Girl Next Door” appeal of a hatchback, changing it instead into a bit of a sexpot. The sophisticated, sultry appeal is enhanced even more so with the Sway’s floating roof design, which uses a panoramic glass roof and special window design to give the illusion of 360 views.  As you would expect, the stylish exterior hints at the elegant interior.

There is little information about whether the Nissan Sway hatchback concept will enter production, but make sure you check back to James Ceranti Nissan for more information about this new model!

Nissan IDx NISMO Stars on Jay Leno’s Garage Episode

Jay Leno Drives the Nissan IDx NISMO ConceptJay Leno is known for his successful stint as the comedic and loveable host of The Tonight Show, but he has recently passed the torch to his successor, Jimmy Fallon. However, Leno’s internet show, “Jay Leno’s Garage,” is still as active as ever. For those unfamiliar, “Jay Leno’s Garage” is the comedian’s way of sharing his love for all things automotive with the world.

Most recently, the show featured the Nissan IDx NISMO concept. Creative Design Manager, Giovanni Arroba, talks all about the Nissan IDx NISMO concept with Leno, and they even go for a ride together.

Now, not just anyone would be allowed to take the Nissan IDx NISMO out on the roads… it is still just a concept after all. But there are certain privileges that come alongside being Jay Leno. That doesn’t mean Arroba wasn’t feeling anxious. In fact, Leno accidentally opens the door while he’s driving, and the fear in Arroba’s eyes is real. (Check out the 9:54 mark.)

The video is worth the watch if only to see the Nissan IDx NISMO in action. Granted, it’s moving pretty slowly, but we love it nonetheless. Rumor has it that the concept might reach the production stage. We have our fingers crossed here at James Ceranti Nissan.

Nissan’s New Sport Sedan Concept Offers Glimpse of Future Designs

Nissan's Sport Sedan Concept at 2014 NAIASIf you thought your tractor was sexy, wait until you check out Nissan’s new Sport Sedan Concept. Based on the ever-popular Maxima, the Sport Sedan takes on an edge as it captured the attention of attendees at the 2014 North American International Auto Show in its world debut.

Nissan’s Sport Sedan adds to a growing lineup that reflects the automaker’s next generation design vocabulary.

“Our new design direction mirrors the strength, power and capabilities of the engineering and innovation that serves as the foundation of every Nissan vehicle,” Shiro Nakamura, Nissan Senior Vice President and Chief Creative Officer, said.

The Sport Sedan, glistening in “Strad-Amber” – a vibrant shade of burnt orange – keeps the Maxima’s 3.5-liter V6 engine with front-wheel drive.

The Sport Sedan Concept calls to mind movement itself with a fluid body design, sharp creases, V-shaped grille, and “floating” roof. Inside, diamond-shaped graphics incorporated in the seating create a three-dimensional quality.

Nissan aims to extend its reach to the upcoming generation as the company enhances the distinct design of future vehicles. We at James Ceranti Nissan think the next generation will have no problem ditching those bulky, green tractors for Nissan’s sleek, new Sport Sedan Concept.

Nissan Resonance Wins EyesOn Design Award for Best Concept Vehicle

ResonanceIf you have ever wanted to go to space, the Nissan Resonance concept might be the closest you get.   The futuristic crossover was awarded the 2013 EyesOn Design Award for Best Concept Vehicle shortly after being revealed earlier this month at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS).

The EyesOn Design Award recognizes cars that have been built with skill and creativity.  The areas focused on are aesthetics, innovation, concept implementation, functionality, and spirit.  These are all elements the Resonance concept embodies.

Nissan designers specifically designed the crossover in a fashion that would evoke feelings of what “first-class space travel” might be like.  The result: a perfect combination of luxury, comfort, and high-technology that makes you feel like you’re in an exclusive VIP lounge.  With sweeping lines, open and airy architecture, and soft materials, the Nissan Resonance was built with sophistication.

The Resonance concept is the direction Nissan is headed for a future crossover with a smart and edgy design. Check back for future blog posts to see if this concept becomes a reality!

Nissan’s Taxi of Tomorrow Set to Hit New York in 2013

New York City’s next-generation cab is getting closer and closer to its debut in the Big Apple.

The Taxi of Tomorrow project by Nissan provides a groundbreaking model to help make the streets of New York a bit more environmentally friendly. The cab is based on Nissan’s NV200 van, providing an array of comfort and safety features for passengers. When the NV200 Taxi is deployed across the entire taxi fleet, five square acres of space will be freed up on city streets.

The Taxi of Tomorrow has the ability to be manufactured with fully electric power, making fuel efficiency optimum. This equates to lower fares for passengers as the lower costs imposed on taxi drivers will help reduce the need for future fare increases.

Nissan’s Taxi of Tomorrow is set to debut on the streets on New York in October 2013.

Nissan Taxi of Tomorrow

Nissan Teases New Crossover Concept to be Unveiled at Geneva Motor Show Set

As one of the leaders in the crossover industry, Nissan is constantly updating designs and making their vehicles better in a new dimension to stay ahead of the competition. Nissan has developed a new crossover concept vehicle that they will reveal to the world at the Geneva Motor Show March 6, 2012. The new Hi-Cross concept vehicle will be Nissan’s latest crossover concept.

The Nissan Hi-Cross Concept will be unveiled on March 6 at the Nissan booth at 9:30am. Other than that, details are very scarce about the Hi-Cross concept as Nissan is keeping those details tight to the chest. Visitors will also be treated to the Nissan Invitation concept, a new Nissan hatchback concept that will also be at the show.

Even though details are few and far between, Nissan did release a video teaser to give a brief glimpse of what the Hi-Cross concept is going to look like. Watch and enjoy!