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Back in October, Nissan released an exterior sketch of the Forum Concept, which will debut in January at the 2008 Detroit Auto Show. The Forum Concept is basically a combination wagon, minivan, hatchback and CUV. To be more precise, it's a "family hauler" or "people mover". Following up on the exterior sketch, Nissan released a new sketch today of the concept's interior. It's a typical concept interior, about halfway between total pie-in-the-sky feasibility and possible production. Nissan tells us in its press release that the inner sanctum of the Forum will include a Bose Media System that's operated with a proximity sensor-based controller, which we take to mean that you can wave your hand in front of the stereo and Neil Diamond will begin playing on queue. There are also 2nd- and 3rd-row cameras so moms and pops can keep a digital eye on their yungins, as well as individual seat-mounted speakers for each row. We're not sure whether or not the Forum itself portends a future Nissan product, or possibly a replacement or redesign for the Quest minivan, though it sure could use it.

[Source: Nissan]



PRESS RELEASE:

New Nissan FORUM Concept Illustration Released [Nov. 29, 07]

A Suite of Technological Innovations. Nissan North America's advanced minivan design study, the Nissan FORUM Concept, offers an array of innovative family communications systems – including an advanced Bose Media System with proximity sensor-based information controller, a one-button audio muting system, 2nd and 3rd row monitoring cameras, and individual seat-mounted speakers for every row. Created at Nissan Design America in La Jolla, Calif. and Farmington Hills, Mich., the FORUM Concept makes its public debut at the 2008 North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January.

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