Every year there are some pretty outlandish concept cars, mostly designed to generate headlines and buzz.

But forget robots and bizarre shapes. Nissan have gone for a more practical, family-oriented approach. The Ultimate Smart BBQ Vehicle, showcased recently at the Japan Campign Car Show at Makuhari Messe Convention Center, Chiba, has been developed with the Japan BBQ Association.

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It promises “everything you need for a barbecue in an effectless waste-efficient electric-powered unit”.

It includes a 1,500W grill, shower, karaoke machine, mist shower to cool you down… and even a drone to document the whole experience.

ultimate smart bbq vehicle nissan barbecue car electric drone karaoke eco

ultimate smart bbq vehicle nissan barbecue car electric drone karaoke eco

Camping in Japan in the summer can be a recipe for disaster because of the high density of mosquitos. Not so with the BBQ Car: it has a “mosquito barrier system”, which repells mosquitos with ultrasonic waves and insect repellent aromas!

You can even take snaps of your family excursion with the “flying selfie camera”.

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ultimate smart bbq vehicle nissan barbecue car electric drone karaoke eco

Finally, a smartphone-linked display system means the car window can become a screen.

We love the straight-faced narration that sounds more like a bad audition for a movie trailer (“Quick Electric Grill!”) than a light-hearted concept car video.

The Ultimate Smart BBQ Vehicle is adapted from the e-NV200 and is all-electric, as we’d expect from the car maker that is leading the world EV development.

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The BBQ Vehicle is concerned about the environment not only in terms of its power source. It wants to make sure you don’t leave any garbage behind when you go home, so it includes a disposer.

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The BBQ Vehicle is not available as a car yet, though there is a funding page for it over at Green Funding Lab if you fancy investing in the future of automotive transport for family outings.

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    All Graduates | On Site Interpreting March 9, 2015

    Now, this is a concept car that is worth sharing in tailgating! The Japanese just love to sing,and plugging in a karaoke machine on a vehicle, plus a drone to boot is just astounding. This is a fun car to bring along picnics and parties. That mosquito barrier will probably its best selling point as a vehicle for summer camping!

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    Anthrobotic March 9, 2015

    Just curious: what is your source for the article? I know it has a page at Green Funding Lab, but where did you hear about the story?

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    Japan Trends (Post author) March 9, 2015

    @Anthrobotic

    There was a lot of online buzz about the vehicle after it appeared at the event and the video went live. It has been featured on numerous other blogs and news websites since mid-last week, both automotive-related or otherwise. Actually, we were quite late to the party with this story.