Customized Nissan Cube & KIX by Nissan Automobile Technical College

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Based on the Nissan Cube, the Bluebird’s front face and tail lamps were used to create a unique and cute pike car with the concept of ‘bridging the past and present’. The wings and bonnet of the different cars were welded and putty sculpted repeatedly in order to join them together naturally and in perfect harmony.


The base vehicle was the KIX, which was on sale until 2012, and was designed under the concept of wabi-sabi, inspired by the historic architecture of Kyoto.The front grille was inspired by the 1,000 torii gates of the 1,300-year-old Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine, while the side overfenders were created in the motif of the graceful arches of the roof of the five-storey pagoda at Toji temple.
The transmission was changed from AT to MT to make the KIX even more agile, with its compact body and high driving performance suitable for driving through the narrow streets and ups and downs of Kyoto.

Both vehicles were created by fourth-year students from Nissan Automobile Technical College Kyoto.