Nissan Invitation hatchback concept to be revealed at Geneva Motor Show (Photos)

Nissan is making its way into the upcoming Geneva Motor Show with a new hatchback concept by the name of Invitation. Aptly called Invitation, this hatchback will be the apex of both exterior and interior design while having some of the most futuristic safety features. Nissan Invitation hatchback is also said to be the foremost where emissions, fuel economy and performance are concerned.

On its exterior one can see that the car is designed with a great deal of attention given to details. Well sculpted front and rear wings and distinct character lines on its sides are noticed. Internally too Invitation offers practical and modern luxury features that ensures both comfort and space to occupants.

Speaking of the apt name given to the concept, Mr. Francois Bancon, Deputy General Manager – Product Strategy and Product Planning Division said that the car is designed in such a way that it is an open invitation to buyers who will find it difficult to resist its class leading efficiency, performance, agility and economy.

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NISSAN’S INVITATION TO ALL

INVITATION concept to be revealed at Geneva Motor Show

An inspiration for Nissan’s forthcoming new model in the compact hatchback segment to join Micra and Juke

Technology includes advanced safety features as well as strong fuel economy and low emissions

Nissan has revealed the first details of a head-turning hatchback concept which previews the company’s next mainstream B-segment contender, to be sold alongside the Micra city car and innovative Juke crossover.

Called INVITATION, the dynamic concept – which will be unveiled at this year’s Geneva International Motor Show– shows some of the innovation and excitement promised for the new model, which is due to be launched in the UK from 2013.

Design dynamism

INVITATION is an energetic design, bringing fresh style, innovation and excitement to the mainstream market. The clean fluidity of the silhouette hints at its dynamic potential and showcases class-leading aerodynamics for enhanced efficiency.

The side of the car is dominated by a distinctive character line, known internally as the ‘Squash Line’, which adds a powerful dynamism to its profile with distinctive sculpted front and rear wings giving INVITATION a confident stance.

Inside, a refreshingly open cabin combines practicality and modernity with impressive levels of quality and purposeful technology features.

François Bancon, Deputy Division General Manager of Product Strategy and Product Planning Division, said: “The name we have given to this concept is self-explanatory. It is designed to be inviting thanks to its sensuous exterior design and generous and comfortable interior space, cleverly packaged within compact overall dimensions.”

Class-leading performance and efficiency

Combining advanced engine technology, Nissan’s acclaimed lightweight platform and an aerodynamically efficient body mean INVITATION achieves class-leading levels of fuel efficiency and emissions. Nissan is aiming for an ultra-low CO2 emission target of under 100g/km for the most frugal model and with all versions eligible to wear Nissan’s Pure Drive badge.

At the same time, responsive agile handling will ensure that when it comes to driving dynamics, INVITATION will compete with the top performers in the segment.

Advanced safety technology

But INVITATION is more than just a great looking car that’s fun and frugal to drive. The concept packs some of the most advanced technology ever seen in the B-segment, all of which is designed to ensure the car is as safe as possible.

Among the features is Nissan’s advanced Around View Monitor (AVM) safety technology – seen for the first time on a B-segment car – which makes reversing and parallel parking as stress-free as possible. In addition, INVITATION also incorporates the Nissan Safety Shield Technologies, which interacts with the driving environment keeping the driver aware of what is happening around the car.

Conclusion

INVITATION’s combination of energetic exterior style, thoughtful interior, advanced safety features and class-leading emissions, fuel economy and dynamic performance demonstrates Nissan’s commitment to offering innovation and excitement to all car buyers, no matter what type of car they are looking to buy.