A Roofless Nissan Leaf has Made Its Debut, and It’s Mesmerizingly Ugly
It’s only a one-off, folks, so don’t worry; nobody will try to sell you oneby Robert Moore, on
Some cars look good as convertibles. Take most of Mercedes’ lineup, for example. Cabrio models go a long way in expanding an automaker’s lineup and appeasing those that prefer living life with unlimited headroom. There are cars that have no business losing their roof, and while I should be talking about the T-Roc, I’m actually talking about the Leaf. Nissan decided to throw together a one-off concept of the Leaf feature, you guessed it, absolutely no roof. It’s also void of rear doors, and we’re not even sure that the rear hatch is functional anymore either.
The Roofless Leaf – an Interesting Design Study
All the goodness under the skin of the Leaf is also being put to good use in a Sylphy Zero Emissions vehicle – Nissan’s first electric car that’s made in China.
For the record, Nissan has absolutely zero interest in turning the concept you see here into a real-life production model. We praise the Lord for that one, but it is a pretty damn cool way to celebrate Nissan’s 100,000th delivery of the Leaf in Japan. It debuted in Tokyo where a large group of people were laying the groundwork for a “zero-emissions society,” a fitting place for the leaf to show up in any form. For what it’s worth, all the goodness under the skin of the Leaf is also being put to good use in a Sylphy Zero Emissions vehicle – Nissan’s first electric car that’s made in China.
Let’s just all be happy that Nissan doesn’t have the bright idea to bring this concept into production. As I said before, roofless cars are cool and all, but this thing is downright ugly. Even the rear seat is out of place on this thing. The current-gen Leaf might be attractive in its own right, but it’s kind of like your buddy’s sister – It’s okay to look, but it’s best to keep her top on.
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