Category Archives: Nissan Concept

Nissan Note Prototype is World’s First “Self-Cleaning” Car

First "Self-Cleaning" CarIf you’re like us here at Blackburn Nissan, you have a busy schedule. Therefore, finding time to get your car washed, though necessary to keep the obligatory “wash me” message off your rear bumper, can be a real hassle. Nissan is looking to help us all out, though, as they’ve now developed a prototype of the world’s first “self-cleaning” car.

You might think it sounds ridiculous, but let’s give it a chance here. The prototype is a Nissan Note, an all-new car that will be sold in European markets only, that has been equipped with a “specially engineered super-hydrophobic and oleophobic paint,” which is basically a really fancy way of saying that the paint repels water and oils to keep the car clean. The technology used  here is called Ultra-Ever Dry—and Nissan is the first to put it to use on a car.

“The Nissan Note has been carefully engineered to take the stress out of customer driving, and Nissan’s engineers are constantly thinking of new ways to make families’ lives easier,” said Geraldine Ingham, Chief Marketing Manager for Nissan Note. “We are committed to addressing everyday problems our customers face and will always consider testing exciting, cutting edge technology like this incredible coating application.”

So far, the Ultra-Ever Dry technology has impressed those at work on the Note prototype. Nissan’s not ready to announce the new paint job as a production-ready option quite yet, but we promise we’ll keep you posted on any future self-cleaning car news.

Nissan Sports Sedan Concept Nabs “Best Concept” Title

Nissan Sports Sedan
Nissan Sports Sedan

Each year, at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Autoweek give awards for Best in Show, Most Significant, Most Fun, and Best Concept to the most exciting and innovative cars brought to the expo. This year, Nissan is the big winner, as the Nissan Sports Sedan Concept took home the Best Concept award. The Sports Sedan Concept distanced itself from its competition, the Kia G4 Stinger and the Toyota FT-1, through its revolutionary design, which provides a glimpse into the future design of all Nissan vehicles.

“The Sport Sedan Concept is an extremely important vehicle for Nissan because it demonstrates a new and energetic design direction that builds on Nissan’s legendary approach of applying sports car principles to a sedan,” said Nissan senior vice president and chief creative officer, Shiro Nakamura. “To receive this recognition reinforces that Nissan is headed full speed in the right direction, and this is only a sign of good things to come.”

Of course, some of those good things are already here, and you can come see them at Blackburn Nissan. We’ll take you for a test drive, talk to you about the Nissan lineup, and even chat about what the Sports Sedan Concept means for you. Come on in!