Nissan revealed highly innovative small
van concept NV200
Called NV200 and due to be given its
worldwide debut at the Tokyo Motor Show in October, the concept
turns conventional light commercial design inside out.
Its most striking feature is a storage
pod which extends from the van’s load area when the vehicle is
parked. As the pod is deployed, the now empty load bay is
transformed into a mobile office.
The NV200 was jointly developed by
Nissan Design Center in Japan and NDE, located in Paddington,
London. By having no pre-conceived ideas about what form NV200
should take, the team has developed a radical, futuristic, but
entirely practical new concept.
“A light commercial vehicle has a
specific job to perform, but that’s no reason to design a purely
rational vehicle with no warmth. For NV200, function becomes the
aesthetic. Our concept is a highly efficient tool but one with a
human touch,” says Shiro Nakamura, senior vice president and
chief creative officer at Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.