Nissan Sport Sedan Concept, shown today at the Detroit motor show, is claimed to display a number of design signatures that will appear on future models. Speculation suggests the car offers an exaggerated view of how the next-generation Nissan Maxima will appear.
Sedan features a bold interpretation of Nissan’s signature V on the
grille and boomerang-shaped rear lights. The ‘floating’ roof design will
feature on future saloons and crossovers.
Nissan says the Sport
Sedan Concept features an interior constructed from “premium materials”,
which “offers cues to future production designs”.
The show car
was revealed by design boss Shiro Nakamura and VP Andy Palmer. Nakamura
said: "Our new design direction mirrors the strength, power and
capabilities of the engineering and innovation that serves as the
foundation of every Nissan vehicle."
Palmer said: "The Sport Sedan
Concept shows a new, highly emotional and energetic design direction
that takes Nissan's legendary approach of applying sports car principles
to a sedan to the next level. The Sport Sedan Concept captures that
essence with authentic sports car design and proportions."
current generation Nissan Maxima is built in Tennessee and was launched
in 2008. It shares much of its architecture with the current Nissan Murano and is due for replacement around 2015.
although the Maxima isn't sold in the UK, the concept is still relevant
as it is likely to influence other future Nissan designs, including the
company's potential upcoming VW Golf rival.
Thanks to: Autocar