/> ED I T O R S C H O I C E IN N O V A T IO N A W A R D
X

Nissan Invitation concept (photos)

Nissan released photos of a new concept car it will show at the Geneva auto show. Named Invitation, the concept shows attractive and coherent design. It is a hatchback, about the same size as the Juke.

Wayne_Cunningham.jpg
Wayne Cunningham
NissanInvitation_SS01.jpg
1 of 5 Nissan
Nissan created the Invitation concept, which it will unveil for the first time at the 2012 Geneva auto show, as a European B segment car. It is similar in size to the Juke and Nissan says, without revealing specifics, that it heralds a new car with leading fuel economy and technology. A possible engine for it would be the Juke's direct-injection 1.6-liter, with or without the turbocharger.
NissanInvitation_SS02.jpg
2 of 5 Nissan
The concept reveals some intriguing design work by Nissan. The headlights look like LEDs, and the casing has a cutout for the wide grille. A lower air intake and running lights mirror the upper grille and headlight design.
NissanInvitation_SS03.jpg
3 of 5 Nissan
The side view shows a very cohesive and attractive design. Nissan calls the heavy contour line, running from the rear spoiler down the back, under the door handles, then hooking back in the front door, the Squash Line. The side graphics also show a nicely designed line, with points reaching far forward and back.
NissanInvitation_SS04.jpg
4 of 5 Nissan
Nissan says a production car based on the Invitation would have the most advanced technology in the segment, citing the inclusion of its around-view monitor system, which makes parking in tight spaces easy.
NissanInvitation_SS05.jpg
5 of 5 Nissan
The Invitation looks like a dedicated hatchback design, without a sedan equivalent. That form is appropriate for the European market, which favors hatchbacks in this segment.

More Galleries

The best games on Nintendo Switch

More Galleries

The best games on Nintendo Switch

41 Photos
Movies coming in 2021 and 2022 from Netflix, Marvel, HBO and more

More Galleries

Movies coming in 2021 and 2022 from Netflix, Marvel, HBO and more

67 Photos
The new Kia Niro crossover has a lot more style

More Galleries

The new Kia Niro crossover has a lot more style

8 Photos
2021 best new TV shows to watch, stream, obsess about

More Galleries

2021 best new TV shows to watch, stream, obsess about

65 Photos
Global 2022 Ford Ranger gets stronger styling, more infotainment tech

More Galleries

Global 2022 Ford Ranger gets stronger styling, more infotainment tech

7 Photos
The 51 best VR games

More Galleries

The 51 best VR games

53 Photos
The 2022 Kia Stinger 2.5T is a lovely liftback

More Galleries

The 2022 Kia Stinger 2.5T is a lovely liftback

40 Photos