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Best of 2013 – Concept Cars

Nissan’s stable of radical concept cars in 2013 grabbed news headlines and highlighted the company’s passion for innovating.

From the revolutionary BladeGlider and the award-winning Resonance, to co-creation concepts – IDx NISMO and IDx Freeflow, these concept cars showcase the best of Nissan’s technology and design philosophy.

Nissan BladeGlider

Nissan BladeGlider, which debuted at the Tokyo Motor Show 2013, is the future direction of Nissan electric vehicles. The narrow front track vehicle is a prototype of an upcoming production vehicle and could be Nissan’s first use of in-wheel motors. The highly agile design will offer drivers and passengers a new sense of glider-like driving pleasure.


The ZEOD RC will be Nissan’s entrant for “Garage 56″ at the 24 hours of Le Mans in 2014, becoming the first car to complete an entire race lap of the 8.5-mile Le Mans circuit on only electric power.

The racer made its debut run in October at Fuji Speedway with former GT1 Champion Michael Krumm at the wheel.


The Resonance concept, previewing the direction of future Nissan crossovers, was shown for the first time at the 2013 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

The concept, created at Nissan Design America in San Diego, Calif., was selected as winner of the EyesOn Design Award for Best Concept Vehicle.


Nissan’s Friend-ME concept, a futuristic model for China’s new generation, debuted at the Shanghai Auto show 2013. The concept is designed for customers destined to emerge as the world’s largest single market segment, China’s post-1980s generation.

IDx NISMO and IDx Freeflow

A pair of concept cars with radically different characteristics, built on the same architecture, demonstrate how co-creation can challenge the conventions of car design.

The IDx NISMO and IDx Freeflow concepts made its surprise debut at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show, stole the limelight and won the popular vote.

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