A recap of the Geneva Motor Show – The Nissan’s Hi-Cross 0

The Nissan Hi-Cross is another vehicle to be showcased at the Geneva Motor Show this year that has received outstanding first impressions.

CVT gearbox

The 4×4 is a hybrid powered crossover. There is a 2.0 litre petrol engine under the bonnet which works alongside an electric motor. A specially designed CVT gearbox transmission helps to save fuel emissions by 10 per cent over a normal CVT gearbox transmission transferring power to all four wheels. The lithium ion batteries are charged through regenerative braking technology. Nissan commonly use CVT gearboxes and are one of the market leaders in using the technology.

Powerful yet economical

The engine architecture is said to be so intelligent that the car produces the performance of a 2.5 litre car yet gives out the economical benefits of an engine almost half the size.

No petrol engine in the city

The petrol engine is rarely utilised in town in order to save fuel and carbon emissions leaving the car to run on electric power only. When the car is completely stationary it is not running on any power source at all, thanks to the technology of Start Stop.

Not standing still

Andy Palmer, the Executive Vice President of Nissan has spoken of the Hi-Cross claiming that it is a sign that the company are moving forward. He said “Nissan created the crossover segment with Murano and has expanded the genre with top selling cars like Qashqai and Juke. Hi-Cross Concept shows we are not sitting still, resting on our laurels, but exploring ways of cementing our crossover leadership by exploring new ideas.”

Influencing future Nissan’s

The concept car may not be put into production but could inspire future vehicles through it’s design. Expect future versions of the Nissan Juke and Nissan Qashuqai to contain similar features. Ford has famously carried out the same procedure, showcasing the Evos at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show.

At the front of the car comes a V-shape front grille which is quite stylish and is likely to appear on future Nissan models. The headlights are of a triangular shape, the first time a Nissan vehicle has adopted such lights.

Can the car really fit 7 passengers?

There is space for 7 passengers which may come as a surprise seeing as the vehicle does not look like it can carry so many. Inside the car comes a uniquely shaped dashboard with a large display area.