This funky little concept car is Nissan’s new Qazana, a preview of an all-new sub-Qashqai crossover that’ll be built at the company’s Sunderland plant in 2010.
Nissan Qazana, eh? So how much of it is real?
All of the concept’s real, from its suicide rear doors through to its 20-inch wheels, but don’t expect much of this to translate onto the production car.
The fancy doors and big rims will disappear, but the real thing will still have the muscular yet curvaceous lines of the Qazana concept. Size-wise it’s shorter than a Ford Focus, but a little taller and a lot better looking. The new 370Z has influenced the rear lights, while at the front there’s daytime running lights mounted high on the bonnet and a Murano-mimicking one-piece acrylic grille – the air intake is through the lower bumper.
Nissan claims that production of its sub-Qashqai crossver will secure 1100 jobs at its Sunderland plant, as the Micra will no longer be built there from 2010.