Regular IndianAutosBlog.com readers will be knowing that Nissan has announced a concept for the Sao Paulo motor show that opens to the press on the 21st of October.
Nissan has released a teaser image of the concept yesterday but still managed to keep the audience guessing about it's body style. It could be a crossover compact SUV, a hatchback or even a compact MUV.
Considering these three body styles are very significant for emerging markets like the BRIC countries, we think the concept will be relevant to India. The concept will lead to production model shortly which will be first manufactured in Brazil before eventually invading into other emerging markets.
We reckon the concept will be a low cost SUV based on the Duster platform, which could provide solution to Nissan India's SUV requirements. Nissan's global design chief Shiro Nakamura san has termed the concept "dramatic" and described it as "the birth of something special for Nissan." Nakamura san will personally unveil this concept and he may be divulging or hinting on its production plans and destined markets on the show days.
Nissan asserts that the concept will sport a vibrant and energetic design with vivid color expressions. The teaser sketch suggests that the car will have boomerang style headlamps as seen in the Nissan 370Z and hence will be targeting young buyers.
The concept is engineered by Nissan's American technical centre with inputs from Brazilian subsidiary and is built in Brazil.
Be it a mini SUV or a hatchback, the concept will be previewing Nissan's design direction for the future emerging market models.