Nissan Shows Hybrid Concept
7 January 2007
|The Bevel Concept.|
In addition to unveiling its first small crossover, the 2008 Rogue, Nissan today unveiled an advanced design study, the Nissan Bevel Concept, at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
A Bevel would feature a small, efficient 2.5-liter V6 combined with a hybrid drive unit.
Nissan conceived The Bevel Concept for “empty-nesters” who spend their new-found free time on hobbies, recreation and community service.
The Nissan Bevel Concept is a multi-purpose vehicle that places its focus strictly on the primary target users—male empty-nesters actively engaged in hobbies, recreation and community service. Bevel offers technology ranging from glass roof-mounted solar panels to drive-by-wire steering, throttle and braking, and a hybrid powertrain.
Bevel features a pair of power outlets—a traditional 12V outlet and a 110V power tool recharging outlet—powered by Bevel’s integrated solar cells mounted beneath the large glass roof panels.
The driver’s area includes a unique “ribbon” instrument panel, which moves four inches forward and back when the driver’s door is opened or closed. A “command central” information/technology zone features a series of screens that display images from the sideview mirror cameras and five information menus—Vehicle Information, HVAC, Navigation, Entertainment and Home—through use of the ribbon-mounted controller.
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