PIVO 3 Concept was designed as 3rd generation of super compact electric car which is conceived by Nissan. This Nissan PIVO 3 was exhibited at the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show. The length of the vehicle is less than 3 m and the interior design are presented to accommodate up to 3 people. The seating design adopts the 1 + 2 seating layout. The exterior design of this electric vehicle introduce the new design language from the company by avoiding the round surface to achieve more serious look as well as proactive treatment created from angled surface and also sharp edge, while the interior design has modest line and is completed with high – tech feature which is symbolized by the domination of white – blue color accent.
“It’s not an easy challenge for us. As an iconic design, it’s something we enjoy to play around, something new and [we can] forget about today’s design theme. But PIVO 3 is exactly designed for the mainstream of our EV, so we have a lot of requirements: Nissan-ness, EV-ness, to be realistic and environmentally friendly. That means we have mixture of requirements and the design teams are working hard to make sure all those requirements are combined into one design and that design should be at a higher level than PIVO and PIVO 2. We’re proud of this design because the final execution is such a high level of design including Nissan-ness and EV-ness and also the real-car feeling. You can feel those things through the design.”