The Nissan Vmotion 2.0 concept has been unveiled at the 2017 Detroit motor show, and is said to show off the company's latest design language for its sedan range.
Like those two cars, the Vmotion 2.0 has a floating roof look and a dramatically cut side window line. Compared to the existing the Murano and Maxima, the Vmotion 2.0 has sharper surfacing and crisper detailing or, as Nissan describes it, "emotional geometry".
According to Nissan, the Vmotion 2.0 has been engineered with autonomous driving in mind. When the car's ProPilot self-driving systems are engaged, the front grille badge and rear diffuser are prominently lit up to alert other road users that the electronic brain is in control.
The concept car's interior features a wide high-resolution screen that combines the instrument panel and infotainment display into one continuous element.
There's a high-end luxury feel thanks to use of light coloured Zebra Wood on the door panels and along the floor. This is complemented by bronze highlights on the seats, and white leather seats with threadless quilting.
With the current Maxima just two years old, the Vmotion 2.0 concept probably provides more than a few clues about the next-generation Altima. The current Altima entered production in 2012, and a replacement should appear by around 2019.
Measuring 4860mm long, 1890mm wide, 1380mm tall, and riding on a 2850mm wheelbase, the Vmotion 2.0 concept is 1mm shorter and 61mm wider than the current Altima. The concept's roof is 91mm closer to the ground, while its wheelbase is 74mm longer.
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