By: IOL Motoring Staff
Frankfurt Motor Show - There is a rumour doing its rounds, much to the dismay of purists, that Nissan is planning to expand its Z-car line-up to include at least one crossover vehicle.
That seems all the more plausible now, following the reveal of Nissan's radically-styled Gripz Concept. Inspired by classic rally cars like the Safari Rally winning 240Z of the early seventies, as well as by simple racing bicycles, Nissan says this concept heralds a "new breed of sporty compact crossover" for today's youth.
Then again, it could simply be nothing more than a radical concept car showing off some design cues that could make their way into future models, in toned down form, perhaps even the next-generation Juke in this case.