Nissan at 2014 NYIAS: Murano and Sport Sedan Concept
Nissan showcased its all new 2015 Murano at New York International Auto Show 2014 along with its Sport Sedan Concept, that first premièred in Detroit at the 2014 North American International Auto Show earlier this year. Both standing together expresses Nissan’s flamboyant styling cues being shared between crossover and sedan to make equally sounding appeal.
The trim lines on bonnet visually converges to continue onto headlight and “V-Power” grille on front end. Similar to Resonance Concept, front grille is made of carbon fiber reinforced polymer which adds to sporty appeal of front fascia. Boomerang shaped headlight assembly makes the sport concept much like a sedan. A and B-pillars finished in piano black and parabolic roof line flowing from rear end looks stunningly modish.
The 4 door 5 seater crossover has ground clearance that looks to be lower than any of Nissan’s existing line-up. Most of physical characteristics appear to be production ready, except outside rear view mirrors and door handles. Power plant features a V6 pushing out 300 horsepower belted to a CVT gearbox (bummer!).
Fans are hoping this sport concept to be a preview of 2015 Maxima sedan. But this hot looking concept can turn out to be any one of Nissan’s future blockbuster, even a premium four-door coupe.
“At Nissan, we create concept vehicles with an eye toward production, rather than just for entertaining auto show audiences,” said Andy Palmer, chief planning officer and executive vice president, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. “Likely few people who saw Resonance in its North American International Auto Show debut imagined that we could build such a futuristic design. But here it is, ready to hit Nissan showrooms less than 24 months later.”
Nissan executive VP Andy Palmer says it “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.”