Nissan reveals the first details of the head-turning hatchback concept-INVITATION
Nissan has revealed the first details of a head-turning hatchback concept which previews the company’s next generation compact car, a mainstream B-segment contender to be sold alongside the Micra city car and innovative JUKE B-segment crossover. Called INVITATION, the dynamic concept – which will be unveiled at this year’s Geneva International Motor Show (8-18 March) – shows some of the innovation and excitement promised for the new model, which is due to be launched in Europe from 2013. 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 best model and with all versions eligible to wear Nissan’s Pure Drive badge.
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 System, which interacts with the driving environment keeping the driver aware of what is happening around the car.