Nissan at Geneva Motor Show 2014
Nissan’s presence in the crossover segment will be further reinforced at the 84th Geneva Motor Show with the brands unrivalled crossover family taking centre stage. The new X-trail and the all-new Qashqai are to highlight Nissan’s ongoing crossover development. This is to be strengthened by the arrival of another next generation model in Geneva.
The new X-trail combines advanced 4×4 capabilities with a host of design and engineering features, now fully integrated into Nissan’s crossover range, the all-new X-tail combines advanced 4X4 capabilities with a host of design and engineering features that have become distinctive features of Nissan crossovers.
This new model has a number of innovative new-to-sector technologies such as bi-LED headlamps, Nissan Safety Shield and a fully-integrated third-generation Nissan Connect navigation and infotainment system.
As a result of this complete redesign and re-engineering process, the new X-Trail completes what is the most comprehensive and capable SUV crossover line-ups in the industry.
The e-NV200 production model is also to premiere, continuing Nissan’s dominance in the electric vehicle sector. The e-NV200 brings refinement, with zero emissions and ultra-low running costs, Nissan have combined the best elements of the two multi-award winning vehicles – Nissan LEAF and Nissan NV200.
The NV200 create’s a practical and versatile vehicle capable of carrying people or goods while producing neither exhaust emissions nor noise pollution. When sales start in May, e-NV200 will be available as a van or as a five-seat people carrier in Combi or more luxurious Evalia guises. Although mainly targeted at businesses, e-NV200 will also appeal to private users with large families.
The mighty Nissan GT-R Nismo is also making its European debut in production form, its the fastest and most advanced performance production car ever. Honed to perfection on the legendary Nürburgring Norsdschleife – where it holds the lap record for a volume production car – the new GT-R Nismo perfectly embodies the spirit of the Nismo brand, delivering breathtaking performance.
The new GT-R Nismo is powered by a 600PS, 3.8-litre twin-turbocharged V6 engine that has been extensively modified by Nismo engineers. Combined with a revised aerodynamic package that generates an additional 100kg of downforce and a bespoke suspension set-up fine-tuned in Europe, it makes the latest GT-R the most remarkable to date.
The BladeGlider concept is another Nissan concept to be shown to the European audience at this years Geneva Motor Show. The BlideGlider has been inspired by Nissan’s innovative ZEOD RC Zero Emissions on demand race car, which will take part in this years Le Mans 24hr race. This new concept has a radical narrow front-tack design layout that creates a distinctive swept-wing shaped when viewed from above.
Celebrating one of the most successful launches in Nissan history, the all-new Qashqai is set to be a major draw at the Geneva Motor Show. Ushering in a new era in crossover design, the second-generation model has attracted unprecedented interest from motorists and the world’s press. With production now fully underway at Nissan’s record-breaking Sunderland (UK) plant, the new Qashqai demonstrates Nissan’s leadership in the crossover sector with numerous sector-first technologies and a host of innovative and practical design features. These include Nissan Safety Shield – a suite of safety systems that combine to deliver one of the most comprehensive protection packages in the industry – and the latest NissanConnect system with full smartphone integration.