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Nissan Pivo 3 for Tokyo show

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

Nissan Pivo 3 for Tokyo show
9 Nov 2011 14:45

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.