The Nissan Alpha-T concept was first introduced to the
world at the 2001 North American International Auto Show
The concept was a highly-stylised pickup proposal with
slightly awkward lines and futuristic design details.
The Alpha-T concept was designed to help pave the way
for Nissan's first full size pickup.
Back in 2001, Carlos Ghosn, president of Nissan said:
"The alpha-T Concept pushes the envelope of contemporary
pickup truck styling. Our message to the public is that
Nissan is serious about entering the full-size truck market
in a big way - both in size and impact."
Three years later he was proved right when the company
introduced the Nissan Titan full-size pickup - although
the Titan borrows almost nothing from the Alpha-T's design.
In fact the shape of the grille is about the only similar
The Nissan alpha-T Concept's exterior features a massive
front grille and bumper which is oddly matched with rather
small headlights. The 4-door cabin is equipped with butterfly
opening doors for easy access, a unique glass panel roof
treatment with personalized opening sections and a retractable
rear window. The seats are trimmed in saddle leather for
a rugged, yet distinctive and high-class, look.
Inside the Alpha-T's cargo bed are numerous tie-down points
and a power-operated slide-out bed floor (usable with
the tailgate down). A tool box compartment is built into
Powering the Nissan Alpha-T concept was a 4.5 litre V8
producing 300 horsepower. This was matched to a
4-wheel drive and 4-speed electronically controlled automatic
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