The Datsun XLink concept was the final thesis project
of Benjamin Nawka, a German designer and graduate of Pforzheim
The XLink was developed at the Yulon Nissan Design Center
The Datsun XLink is inspired by the popular and stylish
240Z from the 1970's. However unlike the two-door,
two-seat 240Z the XLink is a four-door, four-seat coupe.
But the basic idea of an affordable, fun, desirable vehicle
The styling of the Datsun XLink concept is inspired by
aircraft and architecture. These influences have resulted
in chiseled lines, and small winglets over the front wheel
arches and above the rear window. The invisible door handles
and arching side windows cleverly mask the fact the XLink
has four doors.
One of the Datsun XLink's most interesting features is
the conceptual navigation and communication system. Called
the XLink Experience, the system allows connected users
to interact with one another, and it also offers up interesting
destinations on demand to keep the occupants amused.
A ride-height adjustable chassis would allow the Datsun
XLink concept to traverse relatively bad roads when necessary.
Power for the concept comes from a two-mode diesel hybrid