New concept is "more than just a car and more than just a van"; Paris motor show launch this month
10 September 2010

Nissan will launch a new electric concept at the Paris motor show later this month.

The firm has released a solitary teaser image of the concept, known as Townpod, which is intended to show how Nissan will expand its portfolio of zero-emission vehicles.

See the official teaser pic of Nissan's new Townpod concept

“Townpod is designed to offer zero-emissions mobility to a future generation of home-based, innovative entrepreneurs who are creative and tech-savvy,” said Nissan in a statement.

“It is more than just a car and it’s more than just a van – it heralds a new era of flexible, stylish vehicles that will bring electric vehicle mobility to the masses.”

Autocar understands the concept is not expected to be the previously confirmed Nissan Leaf-based electric van, which is also due to be launched at Paris.

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Nissan’s show stand will feature its new Juke, Micra and Leaf models, as well as a revised version of the X-Trail.

The revised Nissan X-Trail will get a new front grille, new rear lights and larger wheels, as well as higher-quality materials for its interior. Changes have also been made to the diesel engine, gear ratios and aerodynamics to improve fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.

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10 September 2010

Yet another manufacturer offering us an official teaser picture, yawn it has been flogged to death not just a car, not just a van then I suggest the Nissan Caravan.

10 September 2010

"teaser pic"..hmm.

not much of a pic of anything is it?

10 September 2010

Would rather see a Malteaser......

10 September 2010

[quote mantaray] Would rather see a Malteaser.....[/quote]Now that's clever! Humour in the right place in the right way.

Well, as a fan of small city cars and personal transportation, (such as a first class seat on crowded trains!) I'm keen to see how avante garde the Pod is, one from an otherwise conventional manufacturer.

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