Nissan’s command of the European crossover segment is further reinforced at the 84th Geneva Motor Show with the brand’s unrivalled crossover family taking center stage. The all-new X-Trail and all-new Qashqai highlight Nissan’s ongoing crossover development, which will be strengthened by the arrival of another next-generation model in Geneva.
The 2014 Geneva Motor Show also showcases Nissan’s diverse innovation. From the world debut of the zero-emissions e-NV200 to the European premiere of the GT-R NISMO, Nissan is demonstrating its unrivalled passion for design, engineering and innovation.
Now fully integrated into Nissan’s crossover range, the all-new X-Trail combines advanced 4×4 capabilities with a host of design and engineering features that have become hallmarks of Nissan crossovers. The new model also introduces a number of innovative new-to-sector technologies such as:
- bi-LED headlamps
- Nissan Safety Shield
- a fully integrated third-generation NissanConnect navigation
- infotainment system
e-NV200 production premiere
Nissan is set to continue its dominance of the electric vehicle sector with the introduction of the e-NV200, which brings unprecedented refinement, with zero emissions and ultra-low running costs. Combining the best elements of two multi-award winning vehicles – Nissan LEAF and Nissan NV200, past World Car of the Year and International Van of the Year respectively – e-NV200 is ready to change the face of the city.
Making its European debut in production form, the mighty Nissan GT-R NISMO is the fastest and most advanced Nissan performance production car ever. Honed to perfection on the legendary Nürburgring Norsdschleife – where it holds the lap record for a volume production car – the new GT-R NISMO perfectly embodies the spirit of the NISMO brand, delivering breathtaking performance.
Nissan BladeGlider concept
Shown to a European audience for the first time at Geneva, the bold new BladeGlider concept challenges conventional thinking on performance car design. Inspired by Nissan’s innovative ZEOD RC Zero Emission on Demand race car – set to take part in the 2014 Le Mans 24hr race under the event’s “Garage 56” rules – the BladeGlider features radical narrow front-track design layout that creates a distinctive swept-wing shape when viewed from above. Featuring perfect weight distribution thanks to the placement of the lithium ion batteries and in-board motors between the rear wheels, the BladeGlider optimizes power delivery with significantly reduced stresses at the front of the vehicle.
Celebrating one of the most successful launches in Nissan history, the all-new Qashqai is set to be a major draw at the Geneva Motor Show. Ushering in a new era in crossover design, the second-generation model has attracted unprecedented interest from motorists and the world’s press. With production now fully underway at Nissan’s record-breaking Sunderland (UK) plant, the new Qashqai demonstrates Nissan’s leadership in the crossover sector with numerous sector-first technologies and a host of innovative and practical design features.