This Nissan Beach Buggy Concept is the Perfect Summer Car
Nissan doesn’t currently build a beach buggy. The Japanese powerhouse is quite adept at producing sedans, crossovers, and sportscars. But the handiwork of Brazilian artist Fernando Andrade might make you wish Nissan did. Andrade recently put stylus to tablet and rendered this stunning design–his Nissan Beach Buggy Concept–giving his impression of what such a Nissan-branded vehicle could look like. The low-slung two-seater features a bold angular appearance, miles and miles of headroom, and–crucially–space for a surfboard in the back. RELATED: You Can Buy This 600HP Luxury Off-Road Tank
“I live in Brazil, and Nissan just opened a studio in Rio de Janeiro, so I tried to put together the identity of Nissan and the lifestyle of Rio,” explains Andrade. “I used influences from fluid architecture and products, representing the Rio landscapes.”
That design identity translates well to the beach buggy. Up front, the buggy’s fascia carries forward some of the new designs showcased in the 2016 Nissan Maxima, including its bold double-V-shaped grille. At the back, the concept sports a stylized rear end, along with a glass canopy, which encloses the buggy’s storage rack, complete with surfboard tie-downs. Its theme is simple: Sand, sun, fun, and surf!
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Andrade didn’t elaborate on his idea for the car’s mechanicals, though the automaker certainly does have quite an array of engines it could fit underneath the beach buggy’s sleek body. “The focus in this project was the design, trying to get Nissan closer to the Brazilian people.”
What do you think? Should Nissan “test the waters” with an off-road beach buggy for the 21st century?
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