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Nissan Esflow concept

Thu, 10 Feb 2011

Nissan will debut the Esflow concept at the forthcoming Geneva motor show.

Billed as a sports EV, the concept aims to prove that sacrificing petrol does not equate to losing driving pleasure. The rear drive, two-seat car features traditional sports-car styling, while the cab back, long hood and high waistlined proportions arc back to the original Datsun Z cars. The Esflow's DRG is dominated by the large, almost caricatured light graphics that extend over the hood and behind the bulbous wheelarches. Beneath these sit air vents that house the car's charging points. The 'slashed lights' are replicated on the rear of the car, as are the detailed vents, which are incorporated into a diffuser-esque lower bumper detail. The Esflow's short overhangs and long wheelbase add to the car's sporting intent.

The interior focus is on simplicity and minimalism. Nissan has fitted the concept with seats that are sculpted into the rear bulkhead of the car – negating the need for heavy framing – and upholstered them in gold leather and perforated gold suede. The doors are trimmed in contrasting dark blue leather and suede, a color motif that's continued across the dashboard, which also sports silver carbon trim.