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Teased with just a single photo of its front end a couple of days back citing its pioneering crossover expertise and inspiration from its 240Z dessert racers, Nissan has unveiled its Gripz Concept at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

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Although it was mentioned that the Gripz Concept pays homage to its iconic Safari Rally-winning Nissan 240Z from the 1970s, it is, according to Nissan, a design statement rather than a replacement for an existing model.

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It does, however, feature Nissan’s new ‘emotional geometry’ design language with V-motion grille, boomerang lamps front and rear, a floating roof and a kicked-up C pillar. It also has four doors with deep dihedral front doors that swing out and up and a pair of rear-hinged half-doors at the back.

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The interior showcases a mix of matt-grey and the deep red-orange colours with exposed tubes, moulded bucket seats and layered features. It also has a ‘Gliding Wing’ instrument panel and three-spoke steering wheel that supposedly replicates its wheels.

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Nissan , however, did not reveal any details on its powertrain saying that it uses an EV technology based Series hybrid system ‘Pure Drive e-Power’ with a petrol engine used to power the same electric motor found in the Nissan LEAF.



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