...-The rear seats have just about no visibility out the sides of the vehicle and appear slightly lower that the driver. With a hard top on it would be just about cave like back there. If the car is very agile, anyone prone to motion sickness will get very eager to revenge puke down the back of the drivers shirt. Ask people who have spent time in the back of an FJ Cruiser on a twisty mountain road.
-The roof appears to be removable. How big, how heavy, where do you put it and what happens if you are supposed to leave it at home and the rain shows up? If any design needed a transparent or semi opaque roof panel(s), this is it.
-Roof on, the back third of the design is a blind spot. Cameras/sensors would be essential but the public is still not comfortable with these technologies. Those passengers need to get a bit more cozy in the shoulders so you can wrap the glass more and farther back.
This is a concept
, far (but not too far, I hope) removed from the production BEV, which will, no doubt, have a less extreme
http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/motor ... led?page=1
...The BladeGlider concept will be revealed at the Tokyo motor show, and is one vision of how the concept will work. Styling of the production car is expected to change, with the BladeGlider being described by design chief Shiro Nakamura as "an extreme interpretation" of how the car could look...
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At first, I thought the extreme
1+2 seating was just not gonna happen.
But now I hope it is kept, rather than expanding the size enough to fit 2+2 seating.
Just allow the back seats to fold down or be removed for cargo space, OK Nissan?