Nissan calls it the Sport Sedan Concept, a possible preview of the 2015 Nissan Maxima and the potential platform for future Nissan vehicles.
“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,” said Nissan Vice President and Chief Creative Officer Shiro Nakamura. “The Sport Sedan Concept captures that essence with bold and exciting sports car design and proportions.”
“Our new design direction mirrors the strength, power and capabilities of the engineering and innovation that serves as the foundation of every Nissan vehicle,” said Nakamura. “Nissan is a brand for people seeking bold and passionate experiences, and who are willing to make choices outside of traditional boundaries. That’s why Nissan is committed to breaking new ground in automotive design, as expressed in the stunning new Sport Sedan Concept.”
There is a projection of motion, even when the vehicle is standing still. The Sport Sedan Concept rides on custom 21-inch aluminum-alloy wheels mounted with low-profile 275/30R21 tires.
It’s likely we will eventually see a toned down version, but Nissan still plans on applying these important design concepts for future vehicles, a direction they call V-Motion.
The concept features an AWD setup, powered by a 300 horsepower 3.5-litre V6, with sport tuned suspension.
The Nissan Sport Sedan Concept was created by Nissan Design America in San Diego, California and developed at the Nissan Global Design Center in Atsugi, Japan.
The 2015 Nissan Maxima is said to be due later this year. It will be interesting to see what the production models will look like and what will be offered under the hood.