The Nissan Sport Concept, which will make its public world debut at the 2005 New York International Auto Show, is the latest in a series of concept vehicles following the Nissan Actic and Nissan AZEAL concepts.
Sport Concept is a three-door hatchback with a four-seat interior. It offers the look and feel of a sports tuner car, yet is conceived as an affordable, attainable vehicle for buyers entering the new car market for the first time.
The exterior of the Nissan Sport Concept combines shapes and forms that are both geometrical and mechanical in feel, creating a sense of acceleration and energy. The fender forms give the special Pearl White-painted body a look of pure performance. Its athletic roofline is marked by a large rear roof-mounted spoiler, while its bold surface composition, robust fender character lines, deep front spoiler and side sills, and large wheels and tyres provide a video game-like stance.
The body construction utilises both metal and carbon-fibre composite components. The 20 inch six-spoke aluminium-alloy wheels feature a machined and lustrous paint finish surface treatment. The Sport Conceptâs headlights and rear combination lights utilise small lamps with multi-layered reflectors.
The interior of the Sport Concept is designed to fit four adults comfortably, yet with an emphasis on the front two seats â with every element of the cockpit existing to enhance the vehicleâs engaging driving experience.
The deep, body-wrapping front bucket seats are covered in Wolf Gray leather with double-layered pearl suede inserts and feature formed head restraints and integrated 4-point seat belts. The instrument panel includes integrated tachometer and gauges and a distinctive centre cluster. The Sport Concept interior also offers a three-spoke steering wheel and solid-appearance centre console with the emergency brake lever integrated into the console lid.
Independent rear seats, also covered in a combination of leather and suede, offer true four-place seating with integrated 4-point seat belts. Other rear passenger features include centre console-mounted support grips and a large blue-cone speaker and woofer located in the rear parcel shelf.