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23.07.2007 – 15:35

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

Nissan Reveals Van for the Future

London (ots/PRNewswire)

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., has today
revealed a highly innovative small van concept at Nissan Design
Europe (NDE).
Called NV200 and due to be given its worldwide debut at the Tokyo
Motor Show in October, the concept turns conventional light
commercial design inside out... literally.
Its most striking feature is a storage pod which extends from the
van's load area when the vehicle is parked. As the pod is deployed,
the now empty load bay is transformed into a mobile office.
The NV200 was jointly developed by Nissan Design Center in Japan
and NDE, located in Paddington, London. By having no pre-conceived
ideas about what form NV200 should take, the team has developed a
radical, futuristic, but entirely practical new concept.
"A light commercial vehicle has a specific job to perform, but
that's no reason to design a purely rational vehicle with no warmth.
For NV200, function becomes the aesthetic. Our concept is a highly
efficient tool but one with a human touch," says Shiro Nakamura,
senior vice president and chief creative officer at Nissan Motor Co.,
Although NV200 answers the specific needs of a professional
underwater photographer with 'wet' and 'dry' storage zones in the pod
for diving and camera equipment, the basic concept could be tailored
to suit different customers.
The pod is latched inside the load area when the van is being
driven. But upon arrival at its destination, it slides out rearwards
to allow easy access to the storage zones. As the pod is withdrawn
from the van, the area left behind is transformed into a mobile
office. The front passenger seat swivels backwards on a curved rail
to face a computer table, which drops down from the side of the van.
A sketch of NV200 is available on the Nissan Europe media
website at:
    Mia Nielsen
    Nissan Europe
    Design and Technology Communications


Contact: Mia Nielsen, Nissan Europe, Design and Technology
Communications,, +33-1-30-13-66-44

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