Nissan showcased the Xmotion, pronounced as “cross motion” concept, a design exploration for a potentially ground breaking compact SUV. Taro Ueda, Vice President of Nissan Design, returned to the CIAS for the second time after presenting the Sport Sedan Concept on press day in 2014. Building on Nissan’s long history of cutting-edge crossovers and SUVs, including the recently introduced Nissan Kicks and Qashqai, the new Nissan Xmotion concept is a highly advanced crossover that fuses utility with craftsmanship and modern technology.
The Nissan Xmotion concept features strong hints of a traditional SUV – the high stance, high-utility proportions and bulked-up fenders, stuffed with all-terrain-ready wheels and tires. Inside, the Xmotion concept’s interior design symbolizes a Japanese landscape, honouring Nissan’s roots while incorporating advanced graphic user interfaces and autonomous driving technologies.
“Our diverse crossover lineup is rooted in a strong history dating back to the ’80s, but we have never seen a Nissan utility vehicle quite as bold and eye-catching as the Xmotion Concept,” says Joni Paiva, president of Nissan Canada Inc. “We have fused our company’s Japanese heritage with a highly advanced-technology experience. The result is a concept vehicle with something for everyone to appreciate. Everything from the ‘floating commander’, to the interior inspired by landscape, and details like deep cuts and wedges in design — will leave a lasting impression on show goers.”