Nissan Nails Concept Pickup
two-seater: Nissan Nails suggests "Street Pickup Styling"
Nissan Motor Company Japan, Press Release Last
Edited: 09-06-01 22:00
Loaded with unique ideas, the Nails concept car is a "fun-to-use"
vehicle, evoking a new sensation to match the sensibilities of today's
fashion conscious youth.
and engineered with "booster" as its theme, the Nails concept
suggests new, flexible ways of using vehicles as "a tool for communicating
with friends", rather than simply as "a means of transportation".
The Nails concept integrates advanced communications tools including cellular
phones. This concept can be used either as an exciting two-seater or as
a light pickup in whatever creative way one might desire.
has outrageous looks and a stunning character that will invariably catch
the eye of everyone around town. It is capable of withstanding rough use
without complaining. The Nails is designed to be a good friend with whom
one feels completely at ease.
Nails shares some styling cues with Nissan's past concept pickup,
exterior design - Simple yet with eye-stopping proportions
layout, with the wheels/tires positioned at the four corners, achieves
an exceptionally efficient use of space in the compact body. This emphasis
on the wheels/tires imparts a sense of boldness.
styling of the Nails concept features a unique construction formed by
placing an A-shaped cabin frame on the low floor that runs from the cabin
along the length of the bed.
panels such as the hood, fenders and doors are given a treatment to allow
rough use without being concerned about scratches or dents. The front
mask incorporates a novel sensation in its skeletal design that seemingly
allows a peek at the mechanicals over the tops of colored glasses.
unique form is suggested by the integrated appearance of the tires and
wheels, giving the impression of being "rubber-faced wheels".
versatile open luggage area
Nails concept design allows large, heavy items, such as surfboards or
off-road bikes, to be transported easily, thanks to its flat bed and
foldable rear gate. A "soft rear partition" that is opened
or closed by hooks and fasteners is provided between the cabin and
the bed. The flat floor connecting the bed and the cabin makes it easy
to carry long items.
instument panel of the Nails features a sophisticated information
center that can change on demand to meet the driver's information
designed for virtual communication
panel is designed in a distinct arch shape that is unusual in an instrument
panel. Positioned in the center of the instrument panel is a large multifunction
screen that displays all the necessary information.
feature of the Nails concept is "cellular phone pocket" which
boosts function of cellular phone of a owner of the car. When the owner
inserts his or her cellular phone in the pocket provided in the center
of the instrument panel, personal data and vehicle data are linked and
the system turns on.
can have a conversation with multiple friends by cellular phone, seeing
these their pictures and checking information of each one displayed in
the screen. This will make a driver feel like they are along for the ride.
or changes are easily made by the four switches in the center of the
concept suggests a novel way of using a vehicle as a new type of communications
seat" is constructed as if the teeth of two combs were alternately
intertwined. It flexibly converts from a bench seat to a single seat
by increasing the overlap of the comb teeth.
wheel has been designed with rubber grips to match the rubber-faced road
Nissan Nails Concept Pickup