Nissan looks ahead with its Resonance concept at Detroit that, the carmaker says, signals the future direction of its crossovers.
Along with a bold exterior design, the concept is also said to have a ‘spacious and sophisticated’ interior and is fitted with an advanced hybrid powertrain.
According to Nissan, the Resonance design pushes the crossover segment forward with its V-Motion design language. A ‘floating’ roof design is employed as well as ‘satin chrome’ accents and 22-inch aluminium alloy wheels.
Designers used the future of first-class space travel as inspiration for the interior hoping it would be welcoming, exclusive and high-tech. Light leather and natural wood detailing with dramatic interior illumination has also been included. The instrument panel floats on a large console.
‘When the designers were first working on the Nissan Resonance, they were inspired by scientific advancements in technology and material innovations. They also were inspired by the aspirations of those people who embrace innovation.
‘It was about serving those people a concept vehicle that is forward-looking and fuses style with an athletic ride,” said Francois Bancon, Nissan’s division general manager for Product Strategy and Planning.
‘The Resonance interior reflects the enlightened modernity of today’s crossover buyer, who values an amazing experience over traditional indulgence. Like the exterior, it redefines and pushes the segment beyond convention,’ Bancon continued.
While the Resonance is presented as a design concept, this hybrid model also features the next generation of Nissan’s X-tronic CVT.
“This design is not meant to appeal to traditional two-box SUV shoppers, but rather to those whose fashion and design choices make a statement,” Bancon added. “For Nissan, this concept makes our statement about the future of this segment.”