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Exciting new dual personality Nissan Gripz concept revealed

17/09/2015 14:48

Exciting new dual personality Nissan Gripz concept revealed

Exciting new dual personality Nissan Gripz concept revealed

Nissan has revealed it's latest crossover concept. Named the Gripz, the sporty EV concept is aimed at a younger generation who will grow up surrounded by electric vehicle technology.

The Nissan Gripz concept is inspired by classic rally cars and racing bicycles, what seems like a strange combination, but Nissan assures its fans that it will combine the best aspects of both to create an exciting dual personality car, that can go anywhere.

Blending the ability and practicality of a compact crossover with the excitement and performance of a sports car, the concept will be as at home on rough terrain as it is on the daily commute.

The Nissan Gripz boasts an EV technology based Series hybrid system 'Pure Drive e-Power', with the same efficient engine as found in the Nissan LEAF.

A built-in dashcam is installed in the Gripz, which combined with Nissan's other safety features, takes the Japanese manufacturer's safety technology to a new level.

Shiro Nakamura, Senior Vice President and Chief Creative Officer of Nissan, is keen to mark the Gripz as a vehicle in itself, and not a replacement for a previous model.

He commented: "Nissan pioneered the idea of the compact crossover, and this is reflected in the enormous popularity of Qashqai and Juke and the resulting growth of the market segment as other manufacturers play catch-up. While the Nissan Gripz Concept is not seen as a direct replacement for either of those two iconic vehicles, it does show the extremes to which the compact crossover can be pushed."

by: Laura Thomson

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