At the 2001 Detroit auto show, General Motors Vice Chairman Bob Lutz quipped that some of the designs reminded him of an "angry kitchen appliance."
Lutz may have been ahead of his time. Nissan's new Forum concept has a kitchen appliance: a microwave oven, for that essential on-the-road snack.
Nissan showed off the minivan-sized, seven-passenger concept last week to auto writers at its technical center in a Detroit suburb. The Forum will be displayed next month at the Detroit auto show.