Nissan Resonance concept previews Murano successor

The Nissan Resonance concept has been teased ahead of the swoopy SUV's international premiere at next week's Detroit auto show.

Nissan Resonance Concept to Make Global Debut January 15

Nissan has revealed little about the crossover concept, offering only that the Resonance fuses “bold styling with a hybrid-electric powertrain”.

The Resonance – which is believed to hint at the design of the next-generation Nissan Murano – is the latest in a series of recent crossover and SUV concepts from the Japanese car maker, following the Brazilian-designed Extrem, the hydrogen-powered Terra, and the X-Trail-previewing Nissan Hi-Cross.

The Resonance shares design cues with the Hi-Cross and the previously revealed Nissan Invitation, which went on to inspire the Honda Jazz-style Nissan Note mini MPV.

Strong shoulder lines add dynamism and a sense of movement to the car’s profile, flowing into the wide-reaching tail-lights that also integrate into the window sills.

The unveiling of the Resonance concept comes a little over five years after the debut of the second-generation Nissan Murano (above) in Los Angeles in 2007, which itself came around five and a half years after the original Murano premiered in New York in 2002.

More details of the Nissan Resonance concept will be revealed following its Detroit debut on January 15.