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Buyers are beginning to look more toward full-sized sedans, rather than minivans, to get the family from A to B. Nissan has introduced a new concept that they hope will remedy that.

The Nissan Forum Concept was originally introduced in November at SEMA, but not too much was known. Even though there is an undeniably narrow market for minivans, Nissan still made it a point to give the Forum center stage.

Along with Ford and Acura, Nissan decided it was time for an overhaul on the "traditional" body of the minivan. It features a more curvaceous exterior that keeps a reasonably aerodynamic look while still offering a respectable amount of interior room. The roof is mostly glass which also adds to the spacious feel of the Forum.

Also included in the base price, is a top-of-the-line Bose Media system. Each seat has its own set of satellite speakers and can be adjusted for maximum sound quality. You can also monitor you passengers via a 2 cameras, one in each row, which transmit to an LCD monitor in the dash.

Nissan Forum Concept Interior

As a few companies have noticed, the minivan is no longer solely about DVD players and fold-down seats, it has become about comfort, versatility and acting as a small home theater on wheels. They have also begun a transition toward a more stylish people mover as compared to the high-riding "Mommy Mobile" of years past.

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George Delozier
Automotive Innovations