DETROIT (Jan 9, 2005) – Nissan North America, Inc. (NNA) today unveiled the dynamic Azeal Coupe Concept, which is designed to be an affordable, performance-oriented entry-level coupe with the style and personality to match the lifestyles of its young, active target buyers.
Azeal features an aggressive body design with wide fender flares, short overhangs and a sharply sloped rear roofline with integrated active airfoil. The interior combines a dark, industrial metallic instrument panel appearance contrasted by Wasabi Chartreuse fabric seats and an open greenhouse with glass-panel roof.
The Azeal design exercise is the first concept car created by Nissan Design America’s (NDA) new studio in Farmington Hills, Mich.
The front-wheel drive Azeal utilizes a turbocharged version of Nissan’s 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. It rides on 19-inch aluminum-alloy wheels with a unique sandblasted and painted surface treatment.