• Oct 12, 2005
Nissan Foria

Though we hope the Foria gets a green light for production, we're guessing the only place we'll get to drive this 2+2 sport coupe concept will be in the next version of Gran Turismo. Hopefully we're wrong, as the Foria looks to be the kind of coupe we get revved up over. The front-engine/RWD coupe seems to be Nissan's answer to the Mazda RX-8, though this car stands apart with higher-quality craftsmanship from better-grade materials, Four-wheel Active Steer and what Nissan would only refer to in its press release as a mid-sized engine. The interior is a mixture of saddle-like leather and metallic trim pieces that creates an old-world-meets-new-technology kind of feeling, like if you parked an Audi TT in a barn. The styling's debatable, but we dig the Foria's minimalist yet elegant approach.

Many more pics after the jump…

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      • 9 Years Ago
      I LOVE the interior, the leather dash appointments looks too cool. The exterior however... Looks like a G35 humped an RX-8.
      • 9 Years Ago
      I agree with Punchy that the overall shape looks in the vane of Chrysler's current direction. The first thing I thought of when I saw the exterior profile was "rich Corinthian leather." The interior is a thing of beauty.
      • 9 Years Ago
      there's quite a bit of nissan concepts posted on the forum today but this one i think is the best-looking of the bunch. hope it makes it into production as the styling is surely distinctive and not goofy-looking as the others.
      • 9 Years Ago
      It says, "Look! I'm retro!"
      • 9 Years Ago
      Nice interior, Externally this car is terrible design. It looks like it has a hump back. Need better engineers and designers. I won't be excited about RWD and RX chaser until I drive it. I am totally uninspired by the Z and the SE-R Altima. Hopefully this one if they make it might actually find that 300 horse level, that is if the japaneese finally figure out how to measure it correctly. LOL
      • 9 Years Ago
      Yeah, I'm with rvr on the exterior styling... just not digging this.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Looks like someone left a 300m in the dryer to long. Not one of Nissan's most inspired works.
      • 9 Years Ago
      I dig the exterior... but I'm the target market, probably: guys who kinda miss their old 510 or Celica. As I look at it more, what I like is the massing and proportion of it; the details seem off. In particular the taillights are tiny.
      • 9 Years Ago
      The exterior just isn't agressive enough, they need to go more towards the Mitsu sportback concept and be edgy or more towards the Z or Audi TT and be a bit smoother. I do like all the 4 door coupe concepts as that is what my next car purchase will likely be. Of course if they build them (Iosis, Sportback, the Honda one and now this one).
      • 9 Years Ago
      on first impression, the front looks like an Acura TSX, or just kind of exudes the current acura design philosophy, not very nissan infiniti..y. very much so euro-civic. the side vent reminds me of the new jag XK. part of me wants to like this car, part of me wishes it looked more like an obvious successor to the silvia/240sx family, i think this one's more of a miss than a hit. it just doesn't settle well...i do dig the retro elements though. let's hope the GTR-Proto slaps me in the face.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Great interior, so so exterior. Why not just give it to GM so Lutz could finally have his rear drive platform?
      • 9 Years Ago
      I like it. A lot. It's different. However, the front reminds me of the defunct M35/M45, and I loved that car although everyone else thought it was hideous. To each his own.
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