Ask teenagers to design a car that appeals to young buyers and you might expect something modern, even futuristic. But when Nissan tried it, the youngsters went all retro.
One hundred teens from around the world consulted with Nissan designers on a rear-wheel-drive sports coupe. The results, unveiled last week at the Tokyo Motor Show, were the IDx Freeflow and the IDx Nismo, which bear a striking resemblance to the Datsun 510, a sports sedan produced from 1968 to 1974. That was at least two decades before any of the consultants were born.