Interior Design Blamed for Poor Sales of Nissan Quest

We've always thought the Nissan Quest's interior was well done, conceptually, but then again, we don't have kids to lug from playdate to playdate like Lynyrd Skynyrd on a revival tour of Six Flags'. We also don't have to jam our narra' asses into its uncomfortable seats for hours on end (heh heh), nor do we have to remove the seats to fill the thing with Sunday mulch. Despite strong sales overall, The Quest is a sore patch for Nissan, selling only half of the number projected (22,673 from its 2004 launch through June 2005). AutoWeek talked to Nissan designer Shiro Nakamura, who said it's the Quest's more-radical- than-practical interior that's kept sales from meeting expectations. Will a pending redesign be a return to traditional family values?

Nissan blames slow Quest sales on radical interior [AutoWeek]

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