• Dec 13, 2009
Just when you thought Qashqai was about a weird a name as a car could get comes some spy shots of the Nissan Qazana. Mmmm... yeah, you're right. Qashqai is still weirder. However, the Qazana, which we first saw in Geneva, is weirder looking than the Qashqai. Or practically anything else, for that matter. But it's not bad-weird, just weird-weird. That said, sticking with the maxim that all SUVs (and cars that look like SUVs) want to either be WW2 Jeeps or lunar rovers, the Qazana isn't that odd. We quite like it.
The lads at AutoExpress just caught some spy shots of a Qazana prototype, complete with black trash-bag crypsis. Despite the budget camo, it does look like some of the show car's more novel elements are making it into production -- specifically, its large headlights. It even seems as though the highly-stylized grille will see the light of day.

AutoExpress claims that it doesn't stop there: The motorcycle-inspired (and highly whacked-out) interior will also allegedly make the final cut. In terms of where it fits in the lineup, the Qazana will slot below the larger Qashqai. Like the Qashqai, look for the Qazana to be built at Nissan's Sunderland, UK plant. Here's hoping Nissan chooses the bold path and brings out a Qazana that truly resembles the concept. Odds of it making to the US? We'd normally say "zilch," but we did just get the Cube, so who knows?




[Source: AutoExpress]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      Reminds me of a short, overweight tough guy wearing white Bermuda shorts, black socks and black shoes.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Nissan Kwanzaa?
      Garbage.
      • 5 Years Ago
      It will fit right in as the genetically modified monster brother of the Infiniti FX.
      JDM Life
      • 5 Years Ago
      Usually the concept looks better but.....
      • 5 Years Ago
      Loved this concept. One of the more successful oddball Japanese concepts
        • 5 Years Ago
        Yea, probably not something I'd ever buy but I wouldnt mind seeing it on the road.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Totally agree.

        Obviously it's a concept, so it's over-the-top to some degree, but it still had hints of being nearly production-ready.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Don't Q's have to be followed by a U?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Butfugging ugly, like so many concepts. My son designs this stuff for another maker. I hope he has more taste than this. The stuff I've seen him do is really clean, maybe 'cause he was at Audi.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Hmm, I wonder what would be the chances that one of my fellow "'Mericans" will mistake this for the name of a Middle Eastern terrorist group?
      • 5 Years Ago
      I hope they give it a different name. I think Kwanzaa when I see the name.
      • 5 Years Ago
      kill it with fire
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