• Aug 28th 2006 at 2:01PM
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Perhaps hoping to emulate the success that Ford has enjoyed from its long standing relationship with apparel producer Eddie Bauer, Nissan has announced that it's partnering with urban style maven Marc Ecko, who plans to modify a Nissan Pathfinder and Armada with his signature artistic style to commemorate the hook up. We're not totally certain the above image is actually a rendering of what Mr. Ecko has planned, but Nissan says the pair of SUVs will be unveiled soon enough in October, before heading out on a cross-country tour. Hopefully they'll be stopping in Las Vegas for the SEMA Show in November so we can inspect Mr. Ecko's handiwork first hand. If all goes well, who knows? Nissan may be offering Ecko Pathfinders and Ecko Armadas in the near future.

[Source: Automotoportal]

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      • 9 Years Ago
      I bet if he was a black or latino grafitti artist, these posts would be a whole lot different.
      • 9 Years Ago
      I bet it looks awful.
      30" Chrome Rims?
      Chrome everything?

      • 9 Years Ago
      Wait... Marc Ecko isn't black??? Seriously though, I think he'd like to be.

      And the guy's got horrible taste. He makes crappy clothes, crappy video games, crappy political protest stunts, and now he wants to add a crappy SUV to the picture. Great! Well, I'll give him this... at least he's consistent.
      • 9 Years Ago
      I am a huge fan of Marc(with a "C") Ecko.(I Might be saying the same thing from the post a automotoportal) Marc Ecko is truly a complex individual and has a vision of where he's going and does what he can to make that come true. I've read everything about Marc Ecko and he is truly someone who knows what is fresh and and knows where fasion is going. I am also a huge fan of Nissan Motors, reading and re-reading about the small amount of the GT-R Concept to the possible alliance with GM(who I also love to death). this partnership with Ecko and Nissan will bring a distinct style the automotive industry needs. I can't wait to see the end result. OH YEAH, if your reading this Marc Ecko, I had a feeling this would be coming after doing your survey from your site a few weeks ago.
      • 9 Years Ago
      I know one thing that's not a Marc Ecko design above. I've been a Consumer of his since all the way back in the day when he was selling t-shirts giving away the Cassette freebie along with the shirts called "Lyricist Lounge" I am sure Ecko will come up with some superb design components for the Nissan Vehicles, Who knows I might even trade my car in just to get a Marc Ecko inspired vehicle from Nissan.
      • 9 Years Ago
      What are those 48 inch rims? I guess they're "slightly" exagerated in the drawing but either way they are really bad looking.
      • 9 Years Ago
      I guess the soccer-mom and high gas price attributes of large vehicles is still well-offset by those millions of SUV drives not complaining one bit and continue demanding for more and more SUVs.

      Actually, this only goes to show (illustrate), how out of touch automakers can be in terms of current economics. Is Nissan really doing so well in the CAFE department that maybe we should adjust those standards?
      • 9 Years Ago
      A cross-country tour, eh?

      Hope they're packing lots of spares. 6,000 lb vehicles with 20-series tires aren't too fond of potholes.
      • 9 Years Ago
      More proof that car sales have more to do with fashion than just buying the right car.
      • 9 Years Ago
      You know, I get the feeling that this Ecko guy thinks they are paying him to tell them the car needs the fallowing....

      *shave the door handles, cover over the back windows, and shrink the grill

      *raid a JP Truck cataloge kits to put on a rocker pannel step, z-styal fender, hood bulge, and window black-out.

      *put some massive tires, matching Rims, and a hidieous combination of orange and white.

      *And put his name on it.

      And Nissan thinks, they need to do all this crap to it to put his name on it....

      All joking asside... I can't deside if I like or hate it. It is hidiously ugly, and much like a trainwreak, I can't stop staring at it. But At the same time, I do like some of the things done to it, and wounder if some of the some things could be done more successfuly on a smaller exsample...
      • 9 Years Ago
      It's ok but MY GOD the wheel design had better not resemble what's shown in the drawing above. :x
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