Japanese carmaker Nissan has four cars lined up for display this time at the Auto Expo. The focus however is bound to be more on two of its offerings, one of which is the Friend-Me Concept and the other the Nissan GT-R 500. The other two accompanying them are facelifts of the Nissan Sunny and the Evalia.
The championship winning GT-R GT500 that competes in Japan’s coveted Super GT Series in the GT500 Class is bound to be one for the race enthusiasts. Nissan’s Terrano crossover will make its presence felt among its siblings in an accessorised version. The Evalia MPV will be shown with new improved features, adding to its standard equipment list. The MPV recently received an update in terms of convenience features.
The Sunny facelift, which has already been launched in Thailand, will be unveiled for the Indian market. It carries over the abundant space from the current car and now features few cosmetic changes based on Nissan’s new styling language. The front fascia gets new bumpers, restyled headlamps and a V- shaped grille with considerable addition of chrome. The rear boot lid has been reworked and now has a small spoiler with a stoplight. Inside, the Sunny gets an upgraded dashboard integrating a new infotainment system with a touch screen colour display like the Terrano. It is also expected to carry forward the same engines as well.
What is eagerly awaited apart from the sports car is the new Friend-Me Concept car. With an assertive, imposing exterior featuring boldly flowing sculpted lines, Friend-Me is a confident creature of the night, meant to be seen in bright city lights. It features a low and wide stance with short front and rear overhangs giving a chunky, aggressive and sporty impression. The design's energy flows from the 'V-motion' shaped grille and streams through the bonnet and shoulder lines while the headlamps and rear combination lamps are accentuated by its unique boomerang-shaped lighting signature. However, the car has been built with the young Chinese youth in mind so India does not figure in its list.