Urban sports car concept designed for and built in Brazil
Nissan proudly unveils the Nissan EXTREM, their first concept car designed and created specifically for Brazil which reflects on the excitement and vibrancy of its color. After revealing a teaser recently, the concept car nicknamed as the 'baby beast' the will be holding its debut at the 27th Sao Paulo International Motor Show which will open its door tomorrow and will go on until the 4th of November.
"EXTREM, with a dynamic, high-character design, is far from conservative. It was created to appeal to the country's growing band of city-based young professionals who are passionate about design and want to make a personal statement." said Shiro Nakamura, Senior Vice President and Chief Creative Officer.
Designed by Nissan Design America (NDA) in San Diego, California, in collaboration with Brazilian designers and produced in Brazil, the concept previews a new breed of car. The EXTREM blends versatility and toughness with the agility of a compact 2+2 urban sports car.
Its exclusive Solar Cortex body color, which is a deep metallic orange with radiant highlights, pays homage to Brazilian nature. Brightly colored accents provide ‘pops' of energy and can also be found on the gas cap, tow hook and the wheels, adding to the urban rally car theme.
The EXTREM is generally a compact sport vehicle with a high ground clearance that features a wraparound glass exterior, floating roof rails, and detached C-pillars. Its muscular fenders, overlapping panels, aluminum skid plates, roof rail cleats reflects its toughness and practicality.
Its powerhouse would be Nissan's DIG-T 1.6-liter gasoline engine(the same one found in the DeltaWing) and is comes in either a front or all-wheel drive option with Torque Vectoring.
Its unveiling at the Sao Paulo Motor Show underscores Nissan's commitment to Brazil. Their investment in Brazil includes an all-new manufacturing facility in Resende in the state of Rio de Janeiro, which is scheduled to start production in the first half of 2014. When operating at its full potential, the plant will produce 200,000 units annually.