MAKE/MODEL


YEAR


CARS

CONCEPT CARS

SUVS

CONCEPT SUVS

-
DIVIDER_large
www.flickr.com
This is a Flickr badge showing public photos and videos from cartype.com. Make your own badge here.
DIVIDER_large
Cartype on Kindle
DIVIDER_large
CT-TV
DIVIDER_large
Cartype on Twitter

RSS RSS FEEDS

Subscribe to our web feeds:

 
 

Nissan Chappo : 2002

Filed under:  Oddball
 
Comment(s): 2
 
 
MSRP Engine HP Manufactured
n/a n/a n/a 2002
View all cars for:  Nissan

Search for Nissan Chappo : 2002 on: eBay

The Chappo concept is unusual because, unlike most concept cars, it isn't designed from the outside in, it is designed from the inside out. So while this asymmetrical, compact, tall-two-box city car has a uniquely innovative exterior shape, what's far more important is what Nissan's designers have achieved inside - a new approach to interior space.


nissan chappo frontside

The Chappo concept is designed in anticipation of a future generation of young, sophisticated, city-car users who want their car to be more than a means of transport. A generation for which the car has also become a social space for people to gather: their mobile space. It is a car with the space and equipment to become a 'living-room onwheels'. A place for one person to relax in calm surroundings, to meet with friends, to work, to enjoy music or videos, maybe to surf the we or to play interactive games.

The design theme of Chappo shows clear signs of Nissan's Japanese roots, but interpreted in a futuristic way. The Japanese have always been masters in using the reduced available space in the most efficient way. To them there is no such thing as a static, invariable arrangement of a room:

It is multi-functional and transformable so it can be, at all time, adapted to the particular use that is made of it.

Seat positions can be changed, tables can be moved, futons are rolled out or stowed away. Living, working, resting or sleeping: the flexibility of the Japanese room allows it all.

But it is by no means designed to shut out the outer world. On the contrary, it is made so as to communicate with the surrounding environment through ingeniously placed windows, often circular, and through wide opening doors that allow a fluent transition between inside and out. It is an accessible, inviting place where relatives and friends are welcomed and honored.

The project typifies a new energy in Nissan's creative operations. It is a concept which breaks the bounds of convention, yet retains an eye on reality. The Chappo concept is based on the idea of a house over-looking a Zen garden. It is defined by Nissan's designers as a 'room on wheels' and the garden can be anything from an urban cityscape to a beautiful bay.

This is the concept the Nissan designers had in mind when they set out designing Chappo. The name Chappo also picks up on Nissan's rich history of design as it is similar in name to one of Nissan's pike cars, the Chapeau.

This is indicative of Nissan's intention to innovate while making good use of one its core equities: its rich heritage in design.

(photos: Nissan, Automotive Intelligence)


nissan chappo in

nissan chappo frontsm

nissan chappo in2sm

nissan chappo in3sm

nissan5

RELATED ARTICLES
Nissan   
Nissan related emblems   
Nissan Nismo   
Nissan commercials   
Nissan exhibits   
Nissan Alpha Truck : 2001   
Nissan Pivo : 2005   
Nissan and Marc Ecko   Nissan and Marc Ecko Drive into the Future Together.
Nissan Next Generation of Designers   Concepts presented defining future lifestyles and needs.
Nissan vs Audi over Q   
Nissan 350Z : 2004   Continues the Z
Nissan GT-R : 2009   New dimensional multi-performance supercar available in December of 2009
Nissan Frontier   
Nissan ads   
Nissan 350Z Roadster : 2009   
Nissan 370z : 2009   
Nissan all new 2009 z makes it's world debut in Need for Speed   
Nissan Cube : 2009   Available in the United States beginning in spring 2009.
Nissan 370z Roadster : 2010   
Nissan announces prices for 2010 GT-R   $83,040 for the GT-R Premium model.
Nissan Leaf : 2010   
Nissan Pulsar NX : 1980   
LINKS
Nissan   Official site.
 
 
COMMENTS
Drew2834 days ago

Nice interiors. I like the sophisticated touches inside. Though, the exterior parts seem to be... Anyways, I prolly wait for this one.

CC2687 days ago

Very hi-tech and advanced car. The design looks awkward though. Nonetheless, a very good car with stylish and interior and sophisticated finish.

POST A COMMENT
Name
URL
Email
Comment
HTML tags allowed: <a> <em> <strong> <blockquote>
Spambots begone
ABOUT EDITORS CONTACT
-
Advertise on Cartype
-
Twitter Facebook Vimeo YouTube Flavors.me Flickr Kindle
-
-
Car Shipping Companies
Auto Transport Quotes
DIVIDER_large
DIVIDER_large
 
DIVIDER_large
-

CARTYPE STORE

Go Faster. The Graphic Design of Racing Cars. Cars That Matter Italian Racing Red Car Design Yearbook 1
-
-

NOTICE

Much of the material on this website is copyrighted. Original articles appearing herein are subject to copyright. Please don't copy stuff from the site without asking; it may belong to someone! Any trademarks appearing on this site are the sole property of the registered owners. No endorsement by trademark owners is to be construed. The products, brand names, characters, related slogans and indicia are or may by claimed as trademarks of their respective owners. Every effort has been made whenever possible to credit the sources. The use of such material falls under the Fair Use provisions of intellectual property laws.