The 2014 Geneva Motor Show also showcases Nissan’s command of the crossover segment. The all-new X-Trail and all-new Qashqai highlight Nissan’s ongoing crossover development, which will be strengthened by the arrival of another next generation model in Geneva.
e-NV200 production premiere
Combining the best elements of two multi-award winning vehicles – Nissan LEAF and Nissan NV200, past World Car of the Year and International Van of the Year respectively – e-NV200 is ready to change the face of the city.
The e-NV200’s high performance pure electric drivetrain, based on that used in the acclaimed Nissan LEAF, is allied to the class-leading cargo volume of the NV200 to create a practical and versatile vehicle capable of carrying people or goods while producing neither exhaust emissions nor noise pollution.
When sales start in May, e-NV200 will be available as a van or as a five-seat people carrier in Combi or more luxurious Evalia guises. Although mainly targeted at businesses, e-NV200 will also appeal to private users with large families.
Nissan BladeGlider concept
Shown to a European audience for the first time at Geneva, the bold new BladeGlider concept challenges conventional thinking on performance car design. Inspired by Nissan’s innovative ZEOD RC Zero Emission on Demand race car – set to take part in the 2014 Le Mans 24hr race under the event’s ‘Garage 56′ rules – the BladeGlider features radical narrow front-track design layout that creates a distinctive swept-wing shape when viewed from above.
Featuring perfect weight distribution thanks to the placement of the lithium ion batteries and in-board motors between the rear wheels, the BladeGlider optimises power delivery with significantly reduced stresses at the front of the vehicle.[wzslider height=”400″ lightbox=”true”]