Nissan Bladeglider Symbolizes Nissan Intelligent Mobility Strategy

Nissan Bladeglider

Nissan Design of the Future

The high-performance electric Nissan BladeGlider, which debuted last month in Rio de Janeiro, brings together cutting-edge technology with performance-oriented sport design to create the most innovative electric vehicle ever.

The BladeGlider prototype was developed from concept cars Nissan showed at the Tokyo Auto Show in 2013 and now “epitomizes Nissan’s drive to expand its Intelligent Mobility strategy,” according to president and CEO Carlos Ghosn. The BladeGlider is the first car to achieve sports car-like performance while producing no emissions, and Nissan is aiming for an all-electric future for sports cars.

Named for its ability to “glide” silently along the ground thanks to its incredibly quiet electric motor, the BladeGlider features wheel-mounted controls that feed into a display showing data such as speed and battery life. The power is courtesy of UK-based Williams Advanced Engineering, who designed the motors to go 0 to a 100 km in less than 5 seconds and reach speeds up to 190 km.

Designed to look as innovative as it is, the BladeGlider is a long, narrow car with one seat in front and two in back, the shape reminiscent of a rocket ship. With bright color options in green and orange, the BladeGlider stands out like no other vehicle.

You can see the same amazing design in all of the Nissan vehicles at Nissan of Durango in – of course -Durango, CO.

Best Durango Off-Road Trails

Durango off-road trails

Driving Where The Roads End

Colorado is the place to go for off-roading, and some of the best trails you can find are right around Durango. Take your 4×4 out to one of these awesome Durango off-road trails.

One of the most exciting, and definitely the most famous, is Black Bear Pass, which is the perfect trail to drive in summer. With tons of sharp turns and steep drops, this narrow trail has loose shale that makes it difficult to stay on the road. If you want a real challenge, check out Black Bear.

La Plata Canyon is less treacherous, but you trade all that dangerous fun for some truly beautiful views. Plus, the main trail branches off into mines and milling sites that offer more 4×4 adventure. Ophir Pass Road is another easy trail, so if you’re new to off-roading, start with this one. Like La Plata, it has beautiful views of San Miguel Valley and Lizard Head Peak.

Stony Pass is a little tougher, a seemingly endless 62-mile trail that also gives you access to plenty of hiking trails and camping sites. Finally, there’s Animas Forks, which is accessible by normal car but the easiest to take in a 4×4. Not the hardest trail, but you get to see the 12-building ghost of the town that was once the biggest town in the county. It’s a cool place to visit, and there are even guides who can take you on a tour!

Whether you live near Durango, CO or you’re an off-roading fan hoping to visit Colorado soon, these are some of the most fun and diverse trails you’ll find in the state, so check them out and tell all of us at Nissan of Durango!