According to Nissan designer Shiro Nakamura, the current Nissan Quest minivan is not selling well due to its "radical" interior. That's one word that could be used, although there's probably others that are more descriptive for the feelings of most buyers in the segment. It's getting an interior update in '06 to address this issue, but yet Nakamura states that the next complete redesign will not be "conservative", as he feels that describes too many other vehicles in the segment. He also states that it will maintain "authenticity". That begs the question: What's an "authentic" Nissan minivan? Boxy and usable, Shiro - that makes for an authentic minivan. Stick one of those hybrid Altima powertrains while you're in there, if you're looking for something unique.

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