It looks like Nissan wants to change customers’ perspective regarding small cars. They are planning to do that with their newest B segment car that they call Invitation. The Invitation is a concept set to debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March. The show will preview the upcoming subcompact from the automaker packed with cutting edge technology to assist in both avoiding accidents and mitigating their effects.
Nissan says the production Invitation hatchback will be sold alongside the Micra city car and the Juke crossover. Many publications are speculating that the production version of the Invitation will replace the Nissan Note, which is due for replacement as the first generation has been around since 2004.
On the exterior, you can see that the car is designed with a great deal of attention given to details. Well sculpted front and rear wings and distinct character lines on its sides are note worthy.
Internally too, the Invitation offers practical and modern luxury features that ensures both comfort and space to occupants. Speaking of the apt name given to the concept, Francois Bancon, Deputy General Manager, Product Strategy and Product Planning Division said that the car is designed in such a way that it is an open invitation to buyers who will find it difficult to resist its class leading efficiency, performance, agility and economy.
Using a combination of cameras and radar, Safety Shield monitors the area around the car and can intervene in several ways if a threat is detected. Details exactly what systems will be featured on the Invitation are yet to be revealed, but other versions of Safety Sheild are able to automatically brake the car if an obstacle appears in front of it, override the accelerator if it is determined that there is a pedal misapplication in progress, and actively steer the car away from vehicles in its blind spot if the driver attempts to change lanes. In the event of a collision, the car can autonomously contact emergency services.