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by George Skentzos

Nissan has released a rather quirky teaser of its upcoming Qazana crossover concept which is due to make its first public debut at the Geneva motor show.

While details are scarce with no official text released to accompany the teaser, current speculation suggests the Qazana will be a five-door model incorporating a ‘suicide’ style arrangement.

The production model is slated to arrive by 2010, with manufacturing to take place on the Micra line to take advantage of the increased capacity when the Micra comes to an end later that year.

According to Trevor Mann, Nissan Senior Vice President for Manufacturing in Europe, the Qazana is the result of some tough decisions made at Nissan in the wake of tough economic times.

“The difficulties currently facing the car industry have been widely documented, and Nissan has not been immune. As a result we have had to make some difficult decisions, but the reason we have done so is to secure a long and positive future for the plant. Qazana points the way to that future and gives an indication of the unique and exciting car we will be producing in Sunderland next year.”

The Qazana is certainly one concept to look at for come motor show time given its fascinating teaser.




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