Nissan Gripz crossover cum sports car concept showcased at Frankfurt Motor Show
Popularity of ‘big’ vehicles is on the rise not only in India, but all over the world. In line with this, Nissan has just revealed the Gripz Concept which according to the company is a performance oriented car that offers the practicality of a crossover. The concept basically has a tall stature, with sports car like looks.
Going into details, the Gripz concept is a tribute to the 240Z, which is the rally winning car that raced in the open plains of Kenya, Baja Peninsula and more. The concept has an electric hybrid system called ‘Pure Drive e-Power’, with a petrol engine powering the same electric motor that is also found on the famous Nissan Leaf.
The Nissan Gripz has been developed on a carbon frame with body panels added over it. On the design front, the vehicle takes inspiration from the company’s new ‘emotional geometry’ theme that explains all the V-shaped parts including the grille, headlights and taillights along with the unique floating roof.
The front bonnet has been finished in a matt black colour while the body makes do with a red and orange colour theme. The front doors swing up and the rear doors swing backwards. The wheel arch design is pretty interesting, featuring a matt black colour scheme. The vehicle rides on huge 22-inch three-spoke alloy wheels with thin high-pressure tyres. The rear bumper looks absolutely killer and comes fitted with a pair of trapezoidal shaped chrome exhaust pipes.
Coming to the interiors, the centre console is completely inspired from bicycles, and same goes for the door handles as well. The steering wheel looks nice, adding to the sporty appeal of the car and the centre panel that runs the length of the interior features a soft white hand rest up front.
The Nissan Gripz concept has a striking design language that is not only evident from the exterior design, but is also pretty obvious from the overall interior theme. The concept should be spawning a production vehicle sometime within the next 5 years or so.