Nissan Shows Future of Design with Sport Sedan Concept At NAIAS

Images courtesy Nissan

Images courtesy Nissan

Nissan is celebrating its 80th anniversary as it releases the Sport Sedan Concept at the North American International Auto Show, calling it a design study with a real emphasis on next-generation design and sporty style, embodying Nissan’s next-generation design signatures. The Sport Sedan Concept shares some common traits of recent concept vehicles and now brings them to a four-door design.

Signature design elements of the new Sport Sedan Concept and other recent Nissan show cars include new V-Motion front aspect, floating roof and boomerang-shaped head- and taillights. The automaker says these distinctive design cues will be incorporated into future product from sedans to crossovers.


Though still just a concept, the front-wheel drive Sport Sedan Concept is powered by a 300-plus horsepower 3.5-liter V-6 engine and, as with most Nissan product of late, features a sport-tuned Xtronic CVT gearbox.

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