I dunno if it was just me, but I had a strange sense of deja vu when I saw the Nissan Qazana show car at Geneva 2009. I use the French term advisedly. Clink the ‘read more’ link to see why.
OK, it ain’t identical with the Citroen C-Cactus but you’ve got to admit it looks like the Nissan designers had been licking the Citroen team’s pencils. The Citroen came out in September 2007 at the Paris show, 18 months before the Nissan.
The Citroen and Nissan are both designed to a similar brief – to break the mould of superminis. In the Citroen it was all about clever parts reduction to save cost, and in the Nissan it’s simply about making a car that’s not so repetitive as the usual run of superminis.
Divergent aims, convergent results.