PRLog - Sep. 21, 2012 - GLENDALE HEIGHTS, Ill. -- Auto journalists and critics have needed to become more and more adept with technology as a part of their on-road experience, and concept vehicles like Nissan's Terra SUV are pushing that envelope even further. Glendale Nissan, one of the premier auto dealerships in the Chicagoland area, is pleased to reveal some details on this groundbreaking new concept.
Glendale Nissan Dealership Showroom
While the Nissan Terra SUV is still a concept vehicle, drivers in Glendale Heights will understandable be excited as they learn more about this innovative model. Designed around the idea of using a tablet PC as an instrument panel and key, the Terra is scheduled to be officially unveiled at the Paris Auto Show, and it's truly a vehicle of the future, as it uses a powertrain system composed of three electric motors powered by a hydrogen fuel cell stack.
Drivers familiar with Nissan's line of vehicles might see hints of the Juke in the design of the Terra, albeit a much more futuristic looking take on the existing model. It might look a bit unusual, in fact, as the Terra — like many concept vehicles — features overly large wheels, sculpted sides, and a lack of side mirrors. It will likely look more like traditional SUVs if it ever hits the road, but there's no doubt that it would stand out in a crowd in its current form.
While there have been no concrete details offered yet about what kind of power this vehicle will have, Nissan has announced that the Terra will have three drive motors — one in the front and two in the back — to give it all-wheel-drive. And although it has also not been announced how much hydrogen it will be able to store, Nissan has made it clear that the only reason you don't see the Terra on the streets today is the lack of convenient hydrogen filling stations.
When starting the vehicle, the driver will lock the control tablet in place in a docking station, which enables the car to be driven. From this position, the tablet serves as an instrument panel, offering important gauges like a speedometer, fuel gauge, and energy meter.
It is clear that Nissan is engineering their vehicles for the future, and Glendale Nissan has encouraged drivers to contact them with any questions about the automaker's current or future line of vehicles. Glendale Nissan also features a wide variety of quality new and pre-owned autos in their convenient Glendale Heights location.