Nissan Pivo 3 for Tokyo show

* Third of Pivo concepts revealed * More 'realistic' than previous concept cars * Finds parking spaces for itself...

09 November 2011

This is the Nissan Pivo 3 concept car that will be unveiled at the Tokyo motor show later this month.

The Pivo 3 builds on the Pivo concept cars shown at the Tokyo motor shows in 2005 and 2007.

However, unlike the Pivo and Pivo 2, the Pivo 3 is a more 'realistic' electric car of the near future, says Nissan, and close to what 'the next step in urban mobility will be'. Gone are the wheels that can turn 90-degrees and rotating cabin of the previous concept cars.

The Pivo 3 is an agile electric-powered city car with a 1 + 2 seating layout. Electric motors on each of the four wheels power the car; more details on performance and the drivetrain will be revealed at the show.

The car is stacked with cutting-edge technology, including Nissan's Automated Valet Parking system. The car can drop you off at your destination, find a parking space and recharges itself or sell electricity back to the grid. Later, you can use your smartphone to summon the car to collect you.

The Tokyo motor show takes place from November 30.

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