Sleek and sharp, Nissan's cutting-edge concept showcases a new design language and autonomous tech.
Showcasing the evolution of its signature “V-motion” grille and future sedan design direction coupled with its vision for autonomous driving, today Nissan unveiled its Vmotion 2.0 concept at the 2017 Detroit Motor Show. The gorgeous new concept features the V–motion grille that links the latest Nissans, but one that’s been given a new three-dimensional twist. The grille extends up and over the hood and along the side of the car via sharp, crisp character lines that dominate the body surface adopting Nissan’s “Emotional Geometry” design language.
The layered effect of the warm silver paint infused with copper reveals different hues from different angles, and looks absolutely sublime in the metal. “Copper is an emerging color trend in many industries, including fashion, product design and interior design. We wanted to introduce shades and hints of copper while mixing it with other metals such as satin silver and chrome,” said Shiro Nakamura, Nissan senior vice president and chief creative officer. A floating roof effect is created via a roof line that extends from steeply-raked A-pillars to the trunk lip, accented by a unique carbon finisher with thin silver threads.
Wrap-around rear glass and boomerang-style taillights help emphasize the car’s width, and an extended wheelbase makes room for a generous cabin. Suicide doors swing outward revealing an open, pillar-less space featuring supple leather seats and natural Zebra Wood applied to the inner doors and on the floor. Nissan’s “Gliding Wing” design theme is evidenced in the single, continuous dash that integrates the instrument panel and infotainment, as well as the ProPilot graphic user interface (GUS). ProPilot technology, part of Nissan’s mission to eliminate emissions and fatalities dubbed “Nissan Intelligent Mobility,” allows for autonomous driving on urban roads and at intersections, not just on the highway and in heavy traffic.
When activated, the lighting around the front Nissan emblem glows, as does the rear diffuser. The half steering wheel design allows the driver an uninterrupted view of the display infotainment, controlled via a multi-functional touchpad on the center console. Rear passengers receive their own console with a smaller screen, acting as an extension of the main display. The Vmotion 2.0 also comes with Bose UltraNearfield Speakers that include new sound management technology enabling a 360-degree sound field around the driver by controlling the direction and distance of sound.