15th October 2005.
Amenio is a six-passenger,
multi-purpose people carrier which adopts the Modern
Living concept seen in the Nissan
Teana, Fuga and Tiida.
The Modern Living concept is seen most
clearly in passenger seats that capture both the form and
functionality of lounge chairs. The front passenger's seat
and the second-row seats slide and recline electrically,
and offer stowaway leg rests, similar to those on aircraft
seats. The seats are also generously proportioned to
provide exceptional comfort.
The leather used for the seat coverings
has a distinctly smooth surface, while the leather on the
armrests has a graphically patterned texture. This
combination of different surface treatment provides a
suitable expression of premium quality.
Amenio new 6-passenger minivan.
While the Amenio’s interior design is
based on a contemporary expression with global appeal, it
embodies Japanese DNA in modern forms. For example, the
surface of the instrument panel combines rosewood, which
is a well-known element of Japanese traditional
The grid-like pattern of the roof
allows plenty of outside light to enter the cabin through
the glass area. Sliding doors are fitted on both rear seat
sides, and the elimination of the B-pillars creates large
openings for effortless entry and exit.
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In contrast to second and third-row
seats that are intended for relaxation, the front seats
and cockpit area feature a more functional design that is
focused on the driving experience. By removing any
excessive features, and by emphasizing functionality, it
achieves a unified design and layout that features
distinctive white-faced instruments and control switches.
The exterior projects performance –
in sharp contrast to the relaxing living-room-like feel of
the interior. The sporty feeling comes from the smooth,
flowing silhouette, the front fender treatment that
dynamically links front and sides, and the flare of the
rear fenders. Also contributing to the car’s sporty
looks are the 20-inch wheels.
The ends of the front and rear bumpers
feature vertical lamps. This abrupt truncation of the soft
surface treatment creates a contrast that accentuates the
Telematics - The new telematics
interface is focused on near-future needs. Positioned in
the center of the instrument panel is an 18-inch
ultra-wide monitor that can easily be seen from any
seating position. Exceptionally wide, the monitor also
screen images. It displays
content with high legibility in an easy-to-understand
format, including live point-of-interest information
picked up from nearby locations in the City Browsing
New features have been added to the
menu to enhance the driving experience. For example, the Earth
Browsing mode lets users look down from outer space at
cars traveling on the Earth's surface, while the Space
Browsing mode displays star constellations located in
the direction in which the Amenio is traveling.
The Amenio is equipped with Nissan’s
Around View Monitor that displays a 360-degree view of the
area around the car vehicle in real time,
Located on the dashboard, the monitor
substantially reduces blind spots and is especially
helpful when parking. The system is a further advancement
of Nissan’s Rear View Monitor and Side Blind-Spot
Monitor technologies. The Around View Monitor is also
featured on the Pivo
concept model being shown at this year’s Tokyo Motor