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Geneva 2012 Preview: Nissan Invitation

Geneva 2012 Preview: Nissan Invitation image

Text: / Photos: | posted February 08, 2012 20:56

An Invitation to all

 

Nissan has revealed the first details of a \hatchback concept which previews the company’s next mainstream B-segment contender: the Invitation.

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The latest Nissan hatchback concept combines futuristic styling, advanced engine technology, Nissan’s latest lightweight platform and an aerodynamically efficient body for high levels of fuel efficiency and emissions. Nissan is aiming for an ultra-low CO2 emission target of under 100g/km for the most frugal model and with all versions eligible to wear Nissan’s Pure Drive badge.

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Among the features is Nissan’s advanced Around View Monitor (AVM) safety technology – seen for the first time on a B-segment car – which makes reversing and parallel parking as stress-free as possible. In addition, Invitation also incorporates the Nissan Safety Shield Technologies, which interacts with the driving environment keeping the driver aware of what is happening around the car.

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The Invitation concept will be formally revealed at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show.

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On a separate note, does the car's design remind you of any current hatchback from another Japanese manufacturer? (VP)