Tokyo Auto Show Preview: Nissan Round Box Concept

It's round, it's a box, it's neither of those things. It's the Nissan Round Box concept car for Tokyo, and it's a combination of tech and sprightly performance with an element of something we like to call "there's no roof on it." Some of its features include an interactive system that allows the driver and passengers to engage in something Nissan calls "Playing Catch," which seems to involve passing digital notes, entertainment and driving info. It also has low-to-the ground glass panels that provide a look at the passing highway from the point of view of someone roped to the car's undercarriage. Nausea-inducing yes, but, what was the question?

Press Release: Nissan Round Box (R.D/B.X) Concept

Youth-Oriented Compact Convertible Provides Occupants With Sensation of Speed and Exhilaration


* Round Box represents a new take on open-air motoring, providing exhilaration for all passengers - not just the driver - through its uniquely shared experience of fresh air stimulation, a sensation of speed and easy-to-use high-spec features.

* An innovative, interactive "Play Catch" system allows the driver and passengers - including those in the rear seat - to share entertainment and driving information.

* The "right sized" space to facilitate communication between the four passengers. Never-before-experienced value created by combinations of heterogeneous elements.

* Contributing to the shared sensation of speed are unique "road surface windows," small glass panels placed close to the ground on both sides of the car, providing passengers with a view of the rapidly passing road surface, without the risk of road contact.



To me, it looks like the Interior and Exterior design guys didn't like each other.

50's retro-futurist interior meets 2002 "Cutting Edge" concept car exterior. I'd still have the interior, but not the car to put it in.

I'd keep it in the garden. Or summat.