Nissan has taken the wraps off its latest concept, the Nissan Xmotion concept at the Detroit Auto Show. The concept is a design exploration of a new compact crossover that the brand could add to its ever growing lineup of crossovers and SUVs.
The six-passenger Nissan Xmotion concept (pronounced “cross motion”) combines Japanese culture and craftsmanship with American-style utility and the latest version of Nissan Intelligent Mobility technology.
“In the Xmotion concept, we explored the more rugged and powerful side of Nissan Intelligent Mobility. Bold and powerful forms and proportions are, upon closer inspection, contrasted with aspects of traditional Japanese craftsmanship expressed in a contemporary way,” said Alfonso Albaisa, senior vice president of global design at Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. “The exterior’s combination of western and eastern concepts continues inside the Xmotion, where advanced connectivity and autonomous technologies mix with modern Japanese digital art and cultural craftsmanship. At a glance, Xmotion may appear to have a minimal design language, but a closer look reveals layers of detail that make this concept exceptional.”
The Xmotion concept also previews the future of Nissan design with its sculpted exterior, U-shaped LED lighting and a version of Nissan’s V-motion grille. The Xmotion concept also looks more rugged than the rest of Nissan’s crossovers with its 21-inch mechanical tool-inspired wheels and a retractable rooftop box.
Inside there are three rows of seats with a “4+2” passenger layout. Since it is a concept, there are futuristic details, like seven digital screens, with three of them sitting in front of the driver and front passenger. There’s also a “digital room mirror” in the ceiling and a center console display.
“We envision the Xmotion concept to be a highly functional SUV that can be driven every day, yet can take the owners and friends to a national park or recreation area on a whim,” Albaisa said. “With its combination of style and technology, this concept fulfills Nissan’s mission of moving people to a better world.”