Text: Marcus De Guzman / Photos: Newspress UK, Nissan | posted March 04, 2015 12:05
Nissan Sway concept to preview future compact hatchbacks
Nissan has finally taken the wraps off the Sway concept. According to the automaker, the hatchback concept will preview the future design of European compact models from Nissan.
Painted in Bluish Dawn Gray, the Sway measures 4010mm long, 1780mm wide, 1,385mm tall and has a 2,570mm wheelbase. Up front it has the brand's signature V-motion grill that is paired with boomerang-style headlights and LED DRLs that are placed on bumper.
Over to the side, it has a curvaceous character line, a floating roof design and a 'kicked-up' C-Pillar that was first used on the Nissan Lania concept and the all-new Nissan Murano. At the back, the taillights also get the boomerang-style look, a uniquely-shaped tailgate and dual exhaust pipes.
The interior layout was inspired by the IDx concept and is upholstered in dark blue contrasted by shades of ivory and orange. It has a squared-bottom steering wheel with aluminum spokes, a center mounted tablet that houses all of the necessary functions and lightweight aluminum seats wrapped in a premium suede-like fabric.
No powertrain details were provided by Nissan.
“We believe that the Sway continues our tradition of challenging the status quo in market segments by bringing something fresh, distinctive and striking, much as we did with Qashqai and Juke. With this new concept car for Geneva, we are experimenting to see how Nissan might be able to bring fresh ideas to the compact hatchback segment,” said Shiro Nakamura, Senior Vice President, Design and Chief Creative Officer of Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
Additionally, previous reports have also stated that the Nissan Sway may also be the precursor to the company's next-generation small hatchback Micra.