The concept crossover that will most probably determine future models of the smaller sibling of the Qashqai when it reaches production late next year at Nissan Sunderland plant. Fairly compact, the Qazana is 4.060 meters long; although it is .30 meter shorter than the Ford Focus hatch it is 80 millimeters taller.
The styling revolves around the four-headlight configuration of the front face with flared daylight running lights reaching to the top of the wings at the front, a high waistline and a stumpy rear end that was inspired by the new 370Z, and its specially L-shaped taillights.
Features in the concept are lots of tricks that most probably won´t see production like for instance missing B-pillars, electrically operated doors, and the car sits atop 20 inch wheels.
Although the wheels are not much use in urban streets the carmaker insists that the design philosophy of SUV meets sports coupe will be an influence to the production crossover, an essential vehicle for the Sunderland factory.
The concept comes with an FWD system and the production version might as well come with the FWD option. It is also equipped with a torque vectoring system to divide the torque between each wheel and a ground clearance that's sufficiently high for a vehicle of its category.
Airflow is improved over and through the car by putting the main air intake through the lower black plastic inserts which come with large round holes instead of the upper grill.
The Qazana appears to be a revolutionary solution but essential elements of the concept indeed point to a production car of the future. The Japanese carmaker is optimistic with the concept claiming that if it was created in the 60s it would have competed with bikes, buggies and camper vans. There is just nothing like it currently.