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Nissan Mixim news - Frankfurt show: Nissan Mixim - 2007
Vying with the Renault Kangoo
concept for maddest concept in show comes the Nissan Mixim, an
electric coupe that does its very best to defy explanation, or indeed reason.
Where to start? Those gullwing doors would seem as good a
place as any, although bat-wing might be more apt. They open to reveal a
three-seat cabin, with the driver sitting front-and-centre with two seats set
back on either side - like in a McLaren F1 car.
There’s another occasional seat behind the driver, too, but
if you got stuck there you wouldn’t get the full effect of the Mixim’s weird
Of course, it doesn’t feature anything as conventional as a
steering wheel: instead there’s a Star Wars-style joystick to control the main
The high-concept touches continue on the outside - frosted
headlight clusters, diamond-shaped gashes liberally scattered over the panels,
and sheer, solid alloys.
Actually, those wheels are like that for a reason: the Mixim
is powered by an electric motor in each corner, so the alloys provide vital
protection from puddles, mud or curious rodents.
However, that’s about the only nod to rationality about the
entire design. Of course, the Mixim will never see the light of day in
production, but then what would a motor show be without a wacky Nissan concept?