Nissan teases low-cost 4-door crossover-coupe concept for China – IAB Report
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Specifications or even the name of the concept are yet to be announced.
Nissan, through its low-cost sub-brand for China, Venucia, has teased an all-new concept car for the forthcoming Auto Shanghai 2015, which starts for the media on April 20, 2015. The brand has released three teaser sketches of the yet-to-be-named concept.
The Venucia brand, which exists under the Dongfeng-Nissan joint ventue, sells budget cars based on Nissan platforms in China. The brand sells products like the R30, D50, R50 and R50X, T70 and the E30. The entry-level R30 is based on the Nissan Micra, while the flagship E30 is nothing but a Nissan Leaf. Prices range from 39,900 to 267,800 yuan (INR 4.01 lakhs to INR 26.83 lakhs).
The new concept features a fastback design with crossover-like styling details such as roof rails, a slightly increased ride height, short overhangs and large wheel arches. As can be seen, the styling does not subscribe to Nissan’s global design language, which features a prominent V-shaped grille. Instead, the Venucia concept gets a horizontal grille with large enclosures for the foglights, and a subtle skid plate.
The rear sees the ‘Venucia’ branding on the bootlid much like the Range Rover lettering on the back of an Evoque, twin centrally placed exhausts and a boomerang shape for the taillight enclosures. Venucia is yet to disclose the specifications of the concept, but thanks to the presence of the exhausts, it is sure to run on a gasoline or a hybrid powertrain.