Nissan Invitation

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Nissan Invitation
2012-03-07 Motorshow Geneva 4553.JPG
ManufacturerNissan Motors
Also calledNissan Note
Production2012 (concept car)
Body and chassis
ClassMini MPV
Body style5-door Hatchback
PlatformNissan V-platform
RelatedNissan Note
Length4,150 mm (163.4 in)
Width1,740 mm (68.5 in)
Height1,470 mm (57.9 in)

The Nissan Invitation is a small five-door concept car built by Nissan and first shown to the public at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show.[1]

The concept formed the basis of the car that replaces the European market Nissan Note in 2013. The car will be built from mid-2013 at Nissan's Sunderland plant in the UK with the creation of 400 jobs, and 1600 in the associated supply chain.[2]

The car exhibits Nissan's "Around View Monitor" which provides the driver with a bird's-eye view of the vehicle to assist with parking or manoeuvring in tight spaces.[3]

The concept was designed and developed in Japan, but was turned into production reality by Nissan's UK based technical centre in Cranfield, Bedfordshire.[4] It shares the company's V-platform with the Nissan Micra.[5]


  1. ^ "Nissan Invitation small-car concept is bound for Geneva show". Autoweek. 6 February 2012. Retrieved 20 February 2012.
  2. ^ "Nissan to build new car in Sunderland". BBC News Online. Retrieved 6 March 2012.
  3. ^ "Geneva 2012: UK-built Nissan Invitation". What Car?. 6 March 2012. Retrieved 6 March 2012.
  4. ^ Cropley, Steve (4 March 2012). "Geneva show: Nissan Invitation". Autocar. Retrieved 6 March 2012.
  5. ^ "Press Release". Nissan. Retrieved 12 April 2012.