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Nissan will show three new models at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September, including the compact Mixim concept.
The Mixim coupe has been designed with young drivers in mind and invokes computer console interface with a central driver’s seat with two seats on either side, The steering wheel and controls are inspired by the interfaces so familiar to computer gamers.
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The Mixim is powered by a ‘Super Motor’ electric motor/generator using compact lithium-ion batteries.
One Super Motor powers the front axle while a second drives the rear axle.
Visually the Mixim rejoices in an unusual wraparound windscreen, apparently inspired by the visor of a crash helmet.
The Mixim sits shorter and lower than Micra, although it is slightly wider, weighing just 950kg.
Nissan says the concept has ‘no guarantee’ of being built.
The Micra Colour + Concept will showcase Nissan’s colour and paint technology using Liquid Metal gold paint and three coat pearlescent white
The interior is upholstered in white leather, while carpets and lower internal panels are a darker acid yellow to contrast with the pale upper portion of the dashboard.
An updated Micra will show off changes to its external appearance, interior trim and new ‘user-friendly’ equipment.
Subtle chrome touches, darkened headlamp surrounds and blackened ‘B’ pillars will later the supermini’s appearance, now nearing its fifth birthday.
A new double DIN radio/CD player will incorporate Bluetooth while an auxiliary input jack socket will allow music from personal MP3 players to be heard through the car’s stereo system.
A speed limit warning system has also been added. Activated by a switch on the leather-bound steering wheel, a warning chime sounds when a pre-set speed limit is breached.