While the truck’s overall design may be more “kei car” than most North American buyers would care to venture, this pickup’s body panels bark up a very important (and relevant) tree. According to Nissan, the tough panels were manufactured to be scratch and dent resistant. You won’t hear many qualms from hard-working pickup drivers about going dent-free.
As shown by Local Motors and its radically 3D-printed Strati automobile, the recent leaps and bounds seen in printing technology could change the way cars of the future are manufactured. As those technologies continue to develop, simple pickup truck designs like this Nissan concept could become ever-more viable.