• Jan 13, 2010
The 2006 Nissan Urge looks like a dead man walking. The three-year-old concept designed as a Mazda MX-5 competitor was once planned for the market, but then the market got really, really sick and so the roadster was killed. That didn't stop Auto Express from claiming that the Urge would be coming in 2011 back in May.
Nor has the little two-seater's deceased state stopped Nissan from trailering it hither and thither, right out in the open. And who was there to catch the incident? None other than motorcar rendering guru Jon Sibal. It looks just like it did at its Detroit Auto Show debut and it's spotless in the photo, which makes us think they haven't been hauling the concept uncovered for two years. Thankfully.

Click the link for the rest of Sibal's shots, and have a look at it in the high-res gallery below. Maybe this means you'll be seeing it on a show floor sometime next year... or not?



[Source: Jonsibal.com]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      Cool concept! Lose the video screens though.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Why lose the screens? I want to play Forza while I drive.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Such a cool little simple roadster, like the Lotus 7. I want one as a Christmas present.
      • 5 Years Ago
      The last four years have not been kind to this design. That is a hideous looking car, even as a way-into-the-future concept.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I'm all for the future but why does the future always consist of video screens? Its funny, in a lot of movies that have futuristic cars, the old trans am or GTO is always the halo car that the hero saves the day in when the future cars with all its electronic goodness never seems to quite live up to basic vehicle. Not saying that the trans am or GTO is basic, you get what i'm saying though.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Its funny looking back on it now, you can see the DNA of the Nissan 370z in it. Loved this concept, it was out around the time of the minimalist sportscar concept was big. We had a weird Lexus, a cool looking Suzuki sportscar and after all that it took the Austrians to make the Leap and launch the KTM XBOW.
      • 5 Years Ago
      This car was at the LaJolla Concours last Sunday.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I've seen it a couple of times around San Diego. The last time, it was being trailered by a Nissan Frontier on the 5N near Via De La Valle. Not surprising since Nissan Design International USA is off of genesee in La Jolla.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Is The Urge in anyway dependent on that ambient temperature? Just curious...