The Nissan Gripz Concept has made its official debut at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show (2015 IAA). The Gripz Concept is inspired by classic desert rally cars and racing bicycles.
The concept has been designed with a dual personality which can handle day to day commuting and adventurous weekends with equal aplomb, while introducing Nissan’s ‘emotional geometry’ design language. It features a compact body with the prominent V-motion grille which is flanked by rectangular shaped lamps that house the high beam and low beam.
The headlamp unit houses forward facing cameras also, that capture the journey, mimicking the helmet mounted cameras used by cyclists. The attention grabbing boomerang shaped daytime running lamps sit above the headlamps. The concept also features a floating roofline that blends neatly into the rear which features boomerang shaped tail lamps and a pair of chromed trapezoidal exhaust pipes.
The Nissan Gripz Concept sports 22-inch wheels which are inspired racing bicycles and features thin high pressure tyres that have specially been designed by Bridgestone. The red and white graphics on the sidewalls have been carried forward into the cabin and replicated on the steering wheel. The cabin sports a matte grey and deep orange colour scheme with moulded bucket seats.
The Nissan Gripz Concept is equipped with the ‘Pure Drive’ e-Power, EV technology based hybrid system. The system employs an efficient petrol engine which powers an electric motor which has been borrowed from the Nissan Leaf.
This system has been developed to deliver linear acceleration in near-silence. This enables the concept to offers a refined and rewarding driving experience while delivering enhanced fuel efficiency.
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