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Nissan Foria Concept Car - The NEW Silvia?

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My first thoughts on the car are best kept to myself, however this is only a concept, and i am sure there will no doubt be a lot of styling changes made if it ever reaches production.

 

After looking at the lines of the car more and more, it is very noticeable the influence from the new GTR Proto with the Foria concept being in tune with the overall direction that Nissan seems to be taking with it's flat panels and simple geometric shapes.

 

Straight from the Nissan press release :

 

The Foria is a compact coupe concept targeted at customers looking for performance, elegance and high quality.

 

Emphasis placed on quality

 

The feeling one experiences when seeing or touching well-designed and crafted objects was uppermost in the minds of the Foria design team. That concept was projected throughout the exterior and interior with the aim of creating a car whose value cannot be measured just in terms of specifications or performance figures.

 

Fun-to-drive package

 

The Foria is packaged as a compact 2+2 coupe. The front-engine, rear-drive layout allows an exceptionally short front overhang, long hood and compact cabin. These styling features, together with the neatly-styled rear and 18-inch wheels positioned at the four corners, result in a car that is not only pleasing to look at but also delivers driving pleasure. Powered by a mid-sized engine and paddle-shift automatic transmission, the powertrain promises agile driving in town, as well as fully engaging performance when traveling on more open roads. Four-wheel Active Steer gives reassuring precision and steering feel at all driving speeds.

 

Center-opening, B-pillarless doors have been adopted for effortless access to the rear seats in the coupe body style. The large door openings make it easy to get in and out of the rear seats despite the sporty position of the front seats.

 

Elegance and sportiness

 

The exterior styling lends an air of elegance to the car. An integrated grille and headlamps form a powerful front face. The headlamps are a combination of precision technology and jewelry-like quality, with deep blue lenses reminiscent of cut-sapphires.

 

A horizontal body-line motif along the sides conveys an image of power and elegance. The aluminum moldings reflect the wrap-around window shape while the outside mirrors and door handles express a sense of elegance.

 

The curved rear of the Foria serves to heighten the car's overall dynamism. The slim, elegant character lines around the back and the crystal-like expression of the rear combination lamps lend a refined atmosphere to the overall appearance.

 

Strong sense of driving purpose

 

While the interior design reinforces the car’s dynamic potential, the accent is on elegance. The control switches on the center stack and the instruments are designed to appeal to those who love mechanical instruments and to capture the spirit of traditional silver halide cameras. That feeling combines with a sporty driving position to convey a strong sense of driving purpose. The multifunction dial commander and large function switches in the middle of the center stack are designed to reduce the driver’s workload substantially, while providing multifunctional capabilities.

 

The instrument panel, center stack and door trim are embellished with thick saddle-like leather which is smooth to the touch and has a carefully designed texture. In combination with the metal parts, the result is a fusion of sportiness and elegance. The hand-stitched seams around the edges convey a warmth characteristic of hand-made articles. A dimpled surface pattern, inspired by Japan’s traditional inden leather craftsmanship, is used on the steering wheel grips, the back of the shift paddles, the gearshift knob and other surfaces.

 

The interior is finished in a lustrous gray sports jersey fabric that combines with the brown leather of the instrument panel and other trim parts, as well as the ivory-colored front seats, to project a contemporary look.

 

The wide dashboard monitor is positioned for minimal change in the driver’s line of sight and its exceptional width is used to good advantage to display all the distances of the recommended route in one screen. In addition, the monitor can be used selectively, such as for simultaneously displaying a navigation map and point-of-interest (POI) information which can be obtained live while driving.

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fugly... y is it that all the manafacturers r foin 4 the futuristic sorta look... looks shite

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Needs a paint job... british racing green bottom, white on top. That'd look retro pimpin.

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that is so ugly...

 

i doubt and hope thats not the new silvia... because it doesnt look anything like a sports car.

 

looks like a luxury 2 door.

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Thank god they called it a "Foria" and not a "Silvia", japan its the new europe :huh:

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all that said... I dont mind it...

 

agreeing with sticky, its not quite a sports car, but still, I wouldn't say no if someone gave it to me!

 

then again, I'd probably just sell it and buy me a real silvia

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fk y did they sell nissan to a european company thats all i got to say!!!!

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i'd be embarrassed to be seen in that.

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the ugleist thing ive ever seen i think! no it is!

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I hope that doesnt get associated with the name Silvia. Just like the 350Z Nissan is moving away from the 'sporty' shape and going with a 'luxery' shape. I still think the sport cars Nissan had from the late 80s to mid 90s are the best (style wise)

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its cool.

its very europe and american muscle.

blame renault for the styling.

another car with suicide doors.

gtrs are still the sexiest.

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i dont think its ugly, you can definitely see the european influence in the styling though. maybe not as sexy as the s15, but then again, what is? apart from something made by porsche or ferrari that costs half a mil haha

 

i dont think we'll ever see a REAL s16 or new silvia, but hopefully down the track there will be something to keep the enthusiasts happy

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OMFG that is horrible!!! WTF is Nissan thinking?

I HATE european styling so much, yet that seems to be the way almost every manafacturer is heading :(

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