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Nissan Tiida Sport Concept

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October 2, 2005

Nissan Tiida Sport Concept

Nissan Tiida Sport Concept

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October 3, 2005 The Nissan Tiida Sport Concept is the latest in a series of dynamic performance/youth concept vehicles including the Nissan Actic and Nissan AZEAL concepts produced by the company. The Tiida Sport Concept is a dynamic three-door hatchback with a dramatic four-seat interior. It offers the look and feel of a sports-tuned car, yet is conceived as an affordable, attainable vehicle for buyers entering the new car market for the first time.

Nissan has a strong global line-up of compact enthusiast vehicles, including the March, Cube, Tiida, and new Note, and, in the Nissan 350Z, one of the world's most desirable sports cars. The new Tiida Sport Concept fuses the best of all of these worlds.

The exterior of the Tiida Sport Concept combines shapes and forms that are both geometrical and mechanical in feel, creating a sense of acceleration and kinetic energy. The dynamic fender forms give the special Pearl White-painted body a look of pure, almost animal performance.

Its athletic roofline is marked by a large rear roof-mounted spoiler, while its bold surface composition, robust fender character lines, deep front spoiler and side sills, and large wheels and tires provide an animated, video game-like stance.

The body construction utilizes both metal and carbon-fibre composite components. The 20-inch six-spoke aluminium-alloy wheels feature a machined and lustrous paint finish surface treatment. The Tiida Sport Concept's headlights and rear combination lights utilize small lamps with multi-layered reflectors.

The interior of the Tiida Sport Concept is designed to fit four adults comfortably, yet with an emphasis on the front two seats - with every element of the cockpit existing to enhance the vehicle's engaging driving experience.

The deep, body-wrapping front bucket seats are covered in Wolf Grey leather with double-layered pearl suede inserts, feature formed head restraints and 4-point seat belts.

The instrument panel includes tachometer, gauges and a distinctive centre cluster. The Tiida Sport Concept interior also offers a three-spoke steering wheel and solid-appearance centre console with the hand brake lever integrated into the console lid.

Independent rear seats, also covered in a combination of leather and suede, offer true four-place seating. Other rear passenger features include centre console-mounted support grips and a large blue-cone speaker and woofer located in the rear parcel shelf.

The Tiida Sport Concept can be seen on the Nissan stand at the Sydney Motor Show from October 14th-23rd.

The Nissan AZEAL Coupe Concept made its world debut at the 2005 North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January. It is a fresh interpretation of the classic compact sports coupe - an affordable, performance-oriented entry-level coupe with the style and personality to match the lifestyles of its young, active target buyers. The AZEAL design exercise is the first concept car created by Nissan Design America’s (NDA) new studio in Farmington Hills, Mich.

AZEAL features an aggressive body design with wide fender flares, short overhangs and a sharply sloped rear roofline with integrated active airfoil. The interior combines a dark, industrial metallic instrument panel appearance contrasted by Wasabi Chartreuse fabric seats and an open greenhouse with glass-panel roof.

AZEAL is powered by a turbocharged 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. It rides on 19-inch wheels and tires.

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