(from Nissan Press
Release) New-Generation Saloon Embodies Nissan's Modern
Living Concept, Providing Comfort, Relaxation, Fine Quality and
Nissan's "Modern Living Concept" for car interiors combines
attractive design, hospitality, relaxation and high quality with
high levels of functionality and advanced technology. To date, the
Modern Living Concept has been successfully featured in Nissan
production cars such as the Teana, Tiida and Sylphy. Now, the Intima
saloon takes the Modern Living Concept into a new dimension with an
interior that invites passengers into a stimulating world of
artistic forms, materials and illumination.
Intima is equipped with a number of safety systems based on Nissan's
Safety Shield* concept, including Around View Monitor and Distance
Control Assist System (DCAS). It also features a quiet, efficient,
environmentally friendly V6 clean diesel engine.
Thoughtful Hospitality and Visual
Intima is targeted
towards consumers with a sophisticated, discerning eye for beauty -
who enjoy spending time in refined elegance and comfort, whether
traveling alone or with a partner.
"We designed Intima as a car that expresses the interior
attractiveness Nissan proposes in the Modern Living Concept,"
explains Product Chief Designer Kinichi Saito of the Product Design
Department. "The inspiration came from imagining a situation where a
person who has accumulated many life experiences and successes now
wants to spend his or her own time, or time together as a couple, in
an elegant environment."
For example, the instrument panel padding appears to "float" in
between the wood grain panels, the center console incorporates a
"wave pattern" and large door armrests and assist grips combine to
give passengers a feeling of comfort and peace of mind.
Illumination is another significant element in orchestrating a sense
of soothing relaxation in the Intima interior. Cabin illumination is
provided by the indirect lighting incorporated in the instrument
panel, center console, door trim and ceiling, and the door assist
grips feature a blue-green acrylic material that gives off a soft
light. The elegant mood is furthered by a lighted, convenient
storage space for keeping a handbag or other small items, located on
the inside of the front passenger's door.
Intima also features a four-zone, intelligent air conditioning
system that provides a comfortable atmosphere for all passengers by
independently controlling the individual temperature of each seating
position through the use of infrared sensors. This advanced air
conditioning system also keeps the interior of the vehicle clean by
adopting a natural grape seed polyphenol filter that neutralizes
pollen and other allergens. In addition, a cool storage compartment
is located in the rear center console to keep beverages or snacks at
an enjoyable temperature.
An Artful Expression of Relaxation
expression of relaxation in a vehicle's design focuses purely on
function, such as in terms of seat comfort. Intima goes a step
beyond that tradition to incorporate art extensively into the
interior, thus taking the sensation of relaxation to an even higher
Intima's front passenger's seat swivels approximately 80 to the
outside as if to welcome and escort a passenger into the car and
ample legroom is provided in both the front and rear seats for
passenger comfort. Intima's large glass roof, which appears to flow
continuously from the car's windshield, enables all passengers to
enjoy a wide outward view, enhancing the feeling of a comfortable,
An Equally Artistic Exterior
styling matches the interior's artistic image, with a design that
combines sharp-edged lines and organic panel surfaces. "The balance
of these two elements creates a refined mood based on the ideas of
'relaxation' and 'comfort,'" explained Saito.
Rich elegance is conveyed though Intima's arching side character
line, while the crystal-like appearance of the front and rear lamps,
grille and wheels project an image of superior quality and
refinement reminiscent of jewelry. The subdued luster of the chrome
finish also contributes to the impression of refined quality
imparted by all of the exterior embellishments.
"Intima demonstrates that art and functionality are not mutually
exclusive," said Saito. "There is a strong role of visual
attractiveness in creating a comfortable, relaxing interior that is
often overlooked. Intima, and Nissan's Modern Living Concept, are
leading the way in the advancement of visually stimulating interior
A quiet, environmentally friendly
clean diesel engine
Intima also features an
environmentally friendly, V6 clean diesel engine. Designed to be in
harmony with Intima's relaxing, high quality interior, the
new-generation clean diesel offers quiet operation, as well as
enhanced fuel efficiency.