See the Nissan Xmotion at the Detroit Auto Show

By Emily Eppley | January 17th, 2018

Making its world debut at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, the six-passenger, three-row Nissan Xmotion (pronounced “cross motion”) concept fuses Japanese culture and traditional craftsmanship with American-style utility and new-generation Nissan Intelligent Mobility technology.

Get a peek at the latest concept vehicle for Nissan: The Xmotion. This tech-filled SUV is pronounced “cross-motion” and showcases sharply-styled exterior that matches the futuristic interior that’s more screen than car. The team that designed this compact crossover took inspiration from architecture, landscapes and traditional crafts to offer insight into Nissan’s next generation of crossovers and SUVs. Take a look at what’s on the Nissan Xmotion and then see our current inventory of Nissan cars and crossovers to start shopping for your innovative vehicle today!

“The Xmotion concept is a study in how seemingly disparate elements can gain power and strength through coexistence,” said Alfonso Albaisa, senior vice president of global design at Nissan. “It draws inspiration from the Japanese aesthetics and techniques that have been passed down through generation after generation. At the same time, it achieves the modern purposefulness required for drivers in the near-future era of connected, autonomous crossover vehicles.”

Capable of handling six passengers comfortably in three rows, the interior of the Xmotion flows like a river with the center console acting as a bridge from one row to the next. So much of the interior is made of wood and reaches into Japan’s roots to incorporate traditional Japanese architectural wood joinery technique, kanawa tsugi, giving this vehicle a serene and thoughtful cabin.

Making its world debut at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, the six-passenger, three-row Nissan Xmotion (pronounced “cross motion”) concept fuses Japanese culture and traditional craftsmanship with American-style utility and new-generation Nissan Intelligent Mobility technology.

The interior includes a total of seven digital screen portions. Three main displays and left and right end displays span the width of the instrument panel. There’s also a “digital room mirror” in the ceiling and a center console display. The displays and infotainment system can be controlled by gestures and eye movements. Intuitive controls and a voice command system allow drivers to focus on driving, helping them access various information in a smart, easy and safe manner.

To contrast all the warm fluid wood designs on the inside, the exterior is focused on cool, metallic crispness that signals this crossover’s need for speed. Signaling the future of Nissan design, the Xmotion concept’s stunning exterior features a powerful dynamic presence with understated sculptural beauty, including unique U-shaped highlights and a bold evolution of Nissan’s signature V-motion grille.

The visual simplicity of the Xmotion concept exterior is contrasted by the rugged, metal-crafted wheels and all-terrain tire design. Like the rest of vehicle, the mechanical tool-inspired wheels and all-terrain tires coexist as one piece, with the tire tread physically laminated over the 21-inch aluminum-alloy wheels. Additional exterior features include a retractable “rooftop box” and a unique taillight design inspired by Japanese woodwork.

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Making its world debut at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, the six-passenger, three-row Nissan Xmotion (pronounced “cross motion”) concept fuses Japanese culture and traditional craftsmanship with American-style utility and new-generation Nissan Intelligent Mobility technology.

Images courtesy of Nissan Media

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