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NAIAS 2013: Nissan Resonance Concept hints of future crossover designs.


Features a spacious and sophisticated interior, advanced hybrid powertrain

The global crossover concept from Nissan makes its world debut at the 2013 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

With its boldly futuristic aerodynamic styling and fuel-efficient hybrid-electric powertrain, the Nissan Resonance concept proposes an all-new dynamic and edgy design for crossovers.


"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 Motor Co. division general manager, Product Strategy and Planning.

It's front exterior design shows the 'V-Motion', which starts from the front grille, moves through the hood and resonates with the iconic boomerang shaped headlights. The roof's unique 'floating' design is created through the use of the thin, steeply raked A-pillars, a large full-length glass panel and flowing D-pillar design. The body color, named Flare Orange, adds even more energy and warmth to the overall exterior design.

The interior features an advanced instrument panel that floats on a generous console, creating a forum where the driver can access all infotainment and communication features. Technology is graphically layered to give a holographic experience and visual depth is used to separate information in order of importance.

The all-wheel drive Resonance includes Nissan's proprietary 'one-motor, two-clutch' system that combines a smaller displacement internal combustion petrol engine with an electric motor/lithium-ion battery and advanced management system. Resonance also features Nissan's next-generation Xtronic CVT.

“Its edgy yet sophisticated design, combined with an environmentally sensitive powertrain and intelligent utility provides a clear, exciting view into the future of crossover innovation." said Francois Bancon.

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