Nissan concept points to future
First there was the Nissan Resonance, with its boldly futuristic aerodynamic styling signalling the direction of upcoming Nissan mid-size crossovers. It made its world debut at the 2013 North American International Auto Show.
Then came the Nissan FriendME, showcased at Auto Shanghai 2013, with its category-busting energetic and provocative modern design.
And now, making its world debut at the 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit is the Nissan Sport Sedan Concept — applying real sports car performance standards and new design philosophies to a four-door sedan.
Together the three concept models form the roadmap to the next generation of Nissan exterior and interior design evolution — and the global design-led renaissance of the Nissan brand.
‘‘Nissan’s design language is our brand promise — Innovation and Excitement for Everyone — rendered in metal,’’ Nissan Senior vice president and chief creative officer Shiro Nakamura said.
‘‘We are continually pushing the envelope, as the Sport Sedan Concept shows. It is a car that is more emotional, more exciting and that provides a strong hint of the design direction we are taking.’’
Though targeted for specific markets and customers, Resonance, Friend-ME and now the Sport Sedan Concept share distinctive and memorable design signatures.
The strong front end is marked by Nissan’s V-Motion movement, which flows from the front grille through the hood to create an impressive cadence and emotional attitude. The unique boomerang-
Resonance, Friend-ME and Sport Sedan Concept share an edgy muscularity, derived from their low, wide stances