In Frankfurt, Nissan will launch its third generation of the Primera, a model that is marketed in Japan and in Europe (the European version is built in England). The 2002 Primera shows the new direction Nissan design is taking, both inside and out. And for interactivity, Nissan is promising an array of gadgets not seen in this class, such as a 7” central display with information displays for audio, communication, navigation and climate control, like that found on the 2002 Q45. The Q’s rearview camera — viewed through the same seven-inch screen — is also available, along with a laser-based adaptive cruise control system.
With the mm.e concept car of a compact three-door hatchback Nissan is following its new direction of design. The new Primera that also will be launched at the Frankfurt Auto Show is the first production vehicle with the new styling. The mm.e gives away what Nissan’s mini, the new Micra, will look like. That small car will go on sale in Japan in January 2002 and will be exported to Europe by the end of 2002.
With the Crossbow concept car Nissan wants to show its passion for the development of 4WD vehicles. Nissan’s experience with off road vehicles covers 50 years. The Crossbow is a study of a future Patrol. Looking bold, the interior has a lot of luxury and a mix of materials such as silicon, olive wood and polished aluminum. On the display on the center console, the driver can get information about the road surface, traction, height, approach and descend angles; typical facts that are of interest when driving off road.