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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.
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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.