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Three Tokyo Auto Salon Stars that Blend Nissan's Past, Present, and Adventure

The annual Tokyo Auto Salon is renowned for showcasing the bleeding edge of automotive design and innovation, and Nissan isn't holding back. From reimagining familiar favorites to pioneering future possibilities, Nissan Automobile Technical College students have unleashed three captivating creations that blend past, present, and adventure:

1. Elgrand Glassie: Family Adventures Redefined

Step aside, ordinary minivans! The Elgrand Glassie, envisioned by Kyoto's fourth-year students, transforms the family vehicle into an off-road oasis. Drawing inspiration from the rugged Nissan X-Trail, the Glassie boasts a bolder stance with a raised ground clearance and an unmistakable X-Trail front fascia. But the real magic lies on top - a spacious roof tent beckons, inviting families to embrace the great outdoors in ultimate comfort. The ethereal green paint, aptly named "The Light of Early Dawn," symbolizes new beginnings and exciting journeys, perfectly capturing the Glassie's adventurous spirit.

2. Seto: A Bridge Between Generations

The Seto, another Kyoto masterpiece, celebrates the enduring legacy of automotive design. Taking a 2008-2014 Nissan Cube as its canvas, students seamlessly blend past and present through the front grille and taillights of the iconic 1960s Nissan Bluebird 410. These classic elements seamlessly integrate with the Cube's modern platform, creating a visually striking fusion of eras. But the Seto isn't just a nostalgic ode; modern LED headlights ensure the car maintains a contemporary feel, showcasing the students' ability to bridge design heritage with innovative thinking.

3. Adonis Skyline: A Legendary Rebirth

Nissan's Aichi campus pays homage to a timeless icon with the Adonis Skyline. Based on the beloved R34 Skyline GT-R V-Spec, specifically the four-door R34 series, this creation isn't merely a restoration; it's a reimagining. A subtle yet impactful 5-centimeter body widening emphasizes the car's muscular presence, while the bespoke "Adonis White" paint adds a touch of elegance and sophistication. This head-turning masterpiece isn't just about aesthetics; it embodies the future of Nissan design, where respect for heritage seamlessly blends with innovation.

Beyond the Show Cars

These creations are more than just showstoppers; they represent the talent and passion of Nissan's future generation of engineers and designers. They push boundaries, spark conversations, and offer a glimpse into the exciting possibilities that lie ahead for Nissan. Whether they inspire future production models or remain unique masterpieces, one thing's for sure: these three vehicles have ignited imaginations and solidified Nissan's position at the forefront of automotive innovation.

Which of these Nissan creations captured your imagination the most? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

Source & Images: Nissan

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