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2010 Nissan NV200 Concept - Work space
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To most people, a typical small commercial van is little more than an empty box on wheels. But does it have to be? Why can’t it be some different, something innovative and smart? Why can’t a commercial van also be a mobile office? Or combine workspace and living quarters? Or, for example, a mobile lab for a marine biologist/photographer? Why not?
“A commercial vehicle has a specific job to perform, but that's no reason to design a purely rational vehicle with no warmth,” said Shiro Nakamura, senior vice president and chief creative officer, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. “In the Nissan NV200 Concept, function becomes the aesthetic. The NV200 is a highly efficient tool but one with a human touch.”
Created by designers from Nissan Design Center (NDC) in Japan and Nissan Design Europe (NDE) in the United Kingdom, the NV200 is a radical, futuristic but entirely practical new concept – inspired by the needs of a marine biologist and underwater photographer. And...