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Nissan's newest EV Concept Revealed!

Postby AZhitman » Wed Nov 09, 2011 11:54 pm

http://www.nicoclub.com/archives/nissan ... ivo-3.html

What do you think? :nono: or :gotme or :dblthumb: ?

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Re: Nissan's newest EV Concept Revealed!

Postby themadscientist » Thu Nov 10, 2011 2:42 am

Hideous. EVs do not have to look fruity and they are not going to win converts by going to far of the reservation with the styling. The Leaf is a better idea and they should proceed in that manner. They might want to think about a small sporty manual droptop along the lines of a Tesla, but not quite as cutting edge, more like an MR2.

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Make it attractive in a mainstream way, as simple as can be with roll up windows, manual ragtop etc and target a more reasonable price point.

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Re: Nissan's newest EV Concept Revealed!

Postby BusyBadger » Thu Nov 10, 2011 3:38 am

As much as I shake my head when TMS posts his obligatory MechaGodzilla jabs at the R35 I have to agree with everything he just said.

Make the EVs look like normal cars, not something George Jetson drives to Spacely Sprockets. And that first...thing is HIDEOUS. Made me think of this...

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Re: Nissan's newest EV Concept Revealed!

Postby themadscientist » Thu Nov 10, 2011 4:58 am

lol at "mechagodzilla" :rotfl

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Re: Nissan's newest EV Concept Revealed!

Postby mmkeller » Thu Nov 10, 2011 5:41 am

:nono: and I will add :facepalm:

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Re: Nissan's newest EV Concept Revealed!

Postby King Ranzo » Thu Nov 10, 2011 6:59 am

It doesn't look honestly too bad. I like the doors and the way the interior looks. But that outside is kinda meh. The Leaf looks pretty alright. But I'll have to agree with Mr. Scientist over here and say they should go for a droptop, possibly coupe, electric car and make it quick too. That'd surely attract a lot of buyers. I'd sure as hell go for one.

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Re: Nissan's newest EV Concept Revealed!

Postby Dattebayo » Thu Nov 10, 2011 7:07 am

Looks like mechagodzilla droppings.

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Re: Nissan's newest EV Concept Revealed!

Postby Encryptshun » Thu Nov 10, 2011 7:41 am

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On the minus side, you'll likely get carjacked by a 5-year-old girl.

On the plus side, I'm sure purchase of this vehicle is covered by Medicare.

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Re: Nissan's newest EV Concept Revealed!

Postby sbird1 » Thu Nov 10, 2011 10:55 am

The doors are interesting. The rest of the car, especially the rear, looks terrible. Also the front.

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Re: Nissan's newest EV Concept Revealed!

Postby IBCoupe » Thu Nov 10, 2011 12:39 pm

If I had the money, I'd buy that car and give it to down-on-their-luck ugly people, so that they looked better by comparison.

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Re: Nissan's newest EV Concept Revealed!

Postby AZhitman » Thu Nov 10, 2011 2:34 pm

Just a quick interjection - The last-gen MR2 and "ugly" are completely and utterly synonymous.

Keep 'em coming - Maybe we can influence this one a little more than we did the CrossCabriolet (which I have heard was PUSHED through by none other than Carlos Ghosn himself).

That, in itself, frightens me. I guess the SC430 was already taken. :inoutgay:

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Re: Nissan's newest EV Concept Revealed!

Postby idahotuner » Thu Nov 10, 2011 5:14 pm

i agree about the newer mr2s being ugly, but i couldnt ever buy a electric rig, cause living way out in the country, maybe an electric 4wheeler lol

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Re: Nissan's newest EV Concept Revealed!

Postby IBCoupe » Thu Nov 10, 2011 5:30 pm

I kinda liked the last generation MR2. :couch

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Re: Nissan's newest EV Concept Revealed!

Postby themadscientist » Thu Nov 10, 2011 5:39 pm

Me too. Stock it seemed a bit stunted, but with the right aero kit it works out.

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Re: Nissan's newest EV Concept Revealed!

Postby Razi » Thu Nov 10, 2011 5:39 pm

Maybe they made it so odd looking because they think people will want a car that attracts attention and shouts "Hey look at me, I'm driving an electric car."
The design is interesting, but I'm not a fan of the rear.

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Re: Nissan's newest EV Concept Revealed!

Postby idahotuner » Thu Nov 10, 2011 5:44 pm

i hate how all the electric car are made so the driver can be like , look how pious i am to drive a car this ugly, but i am helping the environment

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Re: Nissan's newest EV Concept Revealed!

Postby IBCoupe » Thu Nov 10, 2011 5:46 pm

themadscientist wrote:Me too. Stock it seemed a bit stunted, but with the right aero kit it works out.
I think a drop does wonders, too. Like a go-cart.

In fact, now I want one.

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Re: Nissan's newest EV Concept Revealed!

Postby alphapig » Mon Nov 14, 2011 3:20 pm

IBCoupe wrote:
themadscientist wrote:Me too. Stock it seemed a bit stunted, but with the right aero kit it works out.
I think a drop does wonders, too. Like a go-cart.

In fact, now I want one.
MK1 MR2 supercharged or nothing

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Re: Nissan's newest EV Concept Revealed!

Postby AZhitman » Mon Nov 14, 2011 6:50 pm

IBCoupe wrote:
themadscientist wrote:Me too. Stock it seemed a bit stunted, but with the right aero kit it works out.
In fact, now I want one.
You would. ;)

3G MR2 is one of the all-time worst designs in automotive history. Sad, considering the 1G was all-business, and 2G was a masterpiece of design yumminess.

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Re: Nissan's newest EV Concept Revealed!

Postby krash » Mon Nov 14, 2011 9:10 pm

AZhitman wrote: 3G MR2 is one of the all-time worst designs in automotive history.
C'mon man, can you really say that when this thing is in the room?

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the 2G MR2 was by far the best looking, but I don't hate the 3G mr2....that much.....looks like poop in stock form for sure.
Razi wrote:Maybe they made it so odd looking because they think people will want a car that attracts attention and shouts "Hey look at me, I'm driving an electric car."
This is probably right. Which is probably why every affordable hybrid/electric car looks like crap. When I say that, just keep in mind I'm not talking about Tesla and blahblahbla

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Re: Nissan's newest EV Concept Revealed!

Postby AZhitman » Mon Nov 14, 2011 10:05 pm

krash wrote:
AZhitman wrote: 3G MR2 is one of the all-time worst designs in automotive history.
C'mon man, can you really say that when this thing is in the room?
I dig it. I learned a ton about electrics and hybrids working on the Desert Fuel project, and the packaging drives the design - it's pretty cool. Functionality + no "dead space" = awesome design.

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Re: Nissan's newest EV Concept Revealed!

Postby PapaSmurf2k3 » Mon Nov 14, 2011 10:13 pm

Driver's seat in the middle is an interesting idea, especially from a manufacturing standpoint (you only have to make 1 version of the car at that point... all the parts are the same). 4m turning circle is nice too. The seating arrangement would be weird... everyone would be disconnected. I couldn't see myself going on a date in that car.

...not that anyone would actually get in- that thing is absolutely hideous. The wheels/tires are completely unrealistic. It almost looks like they borrowed a lot of design cues from one of the most hideous vehicles ever made (which conveniently is from their sister company) Image

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Re: Nissan's newest EV Concept Revealed!

Postby AZhitman » Mon Nov 14, 2011 10:32 pm

PapaSmurf2k3 wrote:I couldn't see myself going on a date....
Coulda just left it at that.

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Re: Nissan's newest EV Concept Revealed!

Postby dre1507 » Mon Nov 14, 2011 10:39 pm

Driver's seat in the middle makes sure that all conversations include the driver. Honestly, it's ugly, but the seating arrangement is definitely intriguing.

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Re: Nissan's newest EV Concept Revealed!

Postby Jesda » Tue Nov 15, 2011 5:04 am

I'm going to TRY and understand where Nissan is going.

The Japanese have a habit of making wacky concept cars with zero production intent, so the features and technologies here will probably find their way into the Leaf and other future electrics. Perhaps I'm being too generous.

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Re: Nissan's newest EV Concept Revealed!

Postby themadscientist » Tue Nov 15, 2011 5:05 am

If I want to sit in the center, there's already a car for me.

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Re: Nissan's newest EV Concept Revealed!

Postby krash » Tue Nov 15, 2011 5:09 am

AZhitman wrote: I dig it. I learned a ton about electrics and hybrids working on the Desert Fuel project, and the packaging drives the design - it's pretty cool. Functionality + no "dead space" = awesome design.
I have no problem with the technology, saving gas is saving gas (I still think electrics are inefficient but thats a different story).

What do you mean by "the packaging drives the design" though?

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Re: Nissan's newest EV Concept Revealed!

Postby alms24sebring » Tue Nov 15, 2011 11:26 am

themadscientist wrote:If I want to sit in the center, there's already a car for me.

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Aww stole my post. Yeeeeaaaah... There is no way I even wanna see this on the roads. Please keep a concept or keep it across the globe

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Re: Nissan's newest EV Concept Revealed!

Postby Dattebayo » Tue Nov 15, 2011 1:07 pm

They should rename it to the EWW concept.

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Re: Nissan's newest EV Concept Revealed!

Postby PapaSmurf2k3 » Tue Nov 15, 2011 3:59 pm

AZhitman wrote:
PapaSmurf2k3 wrote:I couldn't see myself going on a date....
Coulda just left it at that.
Hey, OKCupid is really picking up as of late! Chicks getting lonely around holidays and whatnot. I'm going on one tonight as a matter of fact.

How many dates have you been on lately old timer? No, trips to SEMA with Torry don't count ;)


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