Nissan finally reveals its Friend-ME Concept model at the 2013 Shanghai Auto Show, and well, it is weirder than anticipated. Nissa says this car is “a confident creature of the night, meant to be seen in bright city lights” and that it is designed for singles, based on “the social dynamics of Chinese men in their mid-20s.“
So they must mean this car is designed for sad ad lonely people who want to send a desperate but discrete message that people should befriend them. They are so useless they can find friends themselves, and have to rely on their car to do the job. Sounds pathetic, but here we are!
The stupid “B?línghòu” philosophy of the car aside, the ‘F-ME’ concept is an interesting design. With a low and wide stance with short front and rear overhangs, the car has a chiseled and sporty profile, and that V-motion grille gives it a unique character. I has the ingredients of a fine hot hatchback.
The cabin is a bit too fancy, with all four seats are separate with the same high-tech style and status, and sharing the same information as the driver: speed, navigation, fuel remaining. There is also an onyx black center console stretching all the way to the back.
The powertrain considered for the F-ME is an ecologically efficient PureDrive hybrid system.