TodayApril 17, 2022

Nissan Bevel concept car at 2007 NAIAS

2007 North American International Auto Show NAIAS

John Cupit Design Manager Exploratory Group Nissan Design America, talks about the 2007 Nissan Bevel Concept car. Cupit takes us around the entire car on placards, talking about each aspect of his design. A video of the car moving is at the end.

Nissan Bevel Concept

The Nissan Bevel concept is at the 2007 Detroit Auto Show. The target owner for the Bevel is someone going into retirement, who finally has that control back in their lives. The Bevel owner is seen alone in the car, 90% of the time.

The Nissan Bevel is a concept crossover SUV at the 2007 North American International Auto Show. It is of asymmetrical design, and one of the coolest concepts at the NAIAS was Nissan’s funky Bevel multi-activity vehicle. The Nissan Bevel Concept at NAIAS is a dynamic, multi-purpose vehicle unlike currently available sport utility vehicles or minivans to enhance every activity, every opportunity.

The 2007 Nissan Bevel is a futuristic SUV Crossover Concept Design Analysis as a Workvan. The Nissan bevel has a single door on the driver’s side contrasting with normal vehicles.

Nissan Design America

Conceived at Nissan Design America, Inc. (NDA) in La Jolla, California, in collaboration with Nissan’s advanced product planning groups in the United States, the Bevel Concept is an exploration of the future of the sport utility vehicle, going far beyond the current stereotypes.

“We see an opportunity to expand the range and values of the utility vehicle world,” said Bruce Campbell, vice president of design, NDA. “In the future, we envision “genres” where each product will be more dedicated and more focused, with the vehicles being much closer to the multi-dimensional aspects of the target buyers.”

Bevel offers unique, function-inspired asymmetrical styling, a high-utility three-zone interior, and technology ranging from glass roof-mounted solar panels to drive-by-wire steering, throttle, and braking.

“Bevel is designed as a useful and rewarding vehicle for the Everyday Hero – the guy who’s always ready to help out a neighbor, a friend, or around his community,” said Campbell.

“These are men between 45 and 60 years of age with multiple personal interests. They don’t need the heavy-duty utility of a pickup or room for a lot of passengers. In fact, they probably drive their vehicles alone more than 90 percent of the time.

What they need is an extension of their toolboxes, workshops, and garages – so they can easily take their work or hobbies on the road in comfort, style, and with unlimited utility. The Bevel Concept is just that vehicle,” he continued.

unfortunately, the Nissan Bevel is not a crossover, SUV and is not for sale. It is a concept.

Lou Ann Hammond

Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a founding member of the Women's World Car of the Year #WWCOTY, and board member of the Women in Automotive.

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