Nissan had their Roox on display, a minicar that originally debut at the Tokyo Motor Show in late 2009. Despite its small size, Nissan has marketed their Roox minicar as the most spacious four-seater in its class. With the minicar tuning craze that is seen all over Japan, especially at TAS, we can only think that Nissan has itself another winner with the Roox. For the Noth America market however, we’re not too sure – we probably won’t ever set our eyes on one outside of Japan.
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If you polled the folks in Nissan’s design department to see what their favorite artist is, we have little doubt Picasso would be a popular choice. The cubist designs at Nissan have been popular as of late, but don’t expect to see the new Roox model heading to North America to join its big brother Cube any time soon.
The Roox is classified as a min-car, meaning that it slots in even below sub-compact models like Nissan’s Versa. The square design, however, makes it ideal for cargo. Nissan has also equiped the model with minivan-style sliding side doors, making it not only ideal for passengers in tight spaces, but also for use as an urban cargo vehicle.
More details about the Roox will be reveald when Nissan oficially unveils the new car at the Tokyo Auto Show on October 21st.