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NISSAN RESONANCE CONCEPT: EVOLVING THE CROSSOVERSignals the future direction of Nissan crossovers with smart, edgy designElevates the crossover experience with engaging aerodynamic exteriorFeatures a spacious and sophisticated interior, advanced hybrid powertrainGlobal concept was created by Nissan Design America, San Diego, California With
its boldly futuristic aerodynamic styling and fuel-efficient
hybrid-electric powertrain, the Nissan Resonance concept proposes an
all-new dynamic and edgy design that once again leads the trend for the
crossover category. The global concept makes its world debut today at
the 2013 North American International Auto Show. "When
the designers were first working on the Nissan Resonance, they were
inspired by scientific advancements in technology and material
innovations. They also were inspired by the aspirations of those people
who embrace innovation. It was about serving those people a concept
vehicle that is forward-looking and fuses style with an athletic ride,"
said Francois Bancon, Nissan Motor Co. division general manager, Product
Strategy and Planning. Resonance
was created by Nissan Design America, San Diego, CA, under the
direction of Shiro Nakamura, senior vice president and chief creative
officer of Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. An Energetic, Premium Exterior Design that ResonatesLight on its feet, the exterior design signals that Nissan Resonance is pushing the crossover segment forward. Nissan's
designers worked to express an aerodynamic feel that was lightweight
yet also protective. The front exterior design shows the V-Motion, which
starts from the front grille, moves through the bonnet and resonates
with the iconic boomerang shaped headlights. The body is strengthened by
powerful surfaces and provocative lines and is accented by the flow
through the car to the kick-up shape at the rear. These distinct details
give the crossover a very advanced yet spacious impression. The
roof's unique "floating" design is created through the use of the thin,
steeply raked A-pillars, a large full-length glass panel and flowing
D-pillar design. The effect created gives the impression of a flowing
structure carried by the large windows and overall spaciousness of the
cabin. The
body colour, named Flare Orange, adds even more energy and warmth to
the overall exterior design. Other exterior features include a tinted
acrylic grille with Satin Chrome accents and 22-inch aluminum-alloy
wheels. Inside, a Futuristic VIP LoungeWith
the interior, the designers imagined what the future of first-class
space travel might be: welcoming yet exclusive and high-tech yet
premium. The resulting "VIP lounge," with its light, buttery leather and
premium-stitched seats, exudes genuine sophistication. Thoughtfully
considered details, including sequential welcome lighting, add warmth
and drama upon entering the vehicle. The dramatic interior illumination
highlights the natural wood pattern in the modern cabin. An
advanced instrument panel floats on a generous console, creating a
forum where the driver can access all infotainment and communication
features. Technology is graphically layered to give a holographic
experience and visual depth is used to separate information in order of
importance. The
open glass roof gives passengers a unique panoramic view of the world
and floating elements like the roof lining add to the sense of space and
airy lightness. The spacious interior atmosphere is enhanced by the
sculpted door panels and elegant, deep shape of the center console. "The
Resonance interior reflects the enlightened modernity of today's
crossover buyer, who values an amazing experience over traditional
indulgence," continued Francois Bancon. "The architecture of the cabin
is open and structured. Like the exterior, it redefines and pushes the
segment beyond convention." Sustainably Dynamic PerformanceThough
Resonance is presented strictly as a design concept, its efficient
hybrid electric drivetrain signals the desire by crossover drivers to be
respectful of the environment without sacrificing driving pleasure. The
all-wheel drive Resonance includes Nissan's proprietary "one-motor,
two-clutch" system that combines a smaller displacement internal
combustion petrol engine with an electric motor/lithium-ion battery and
advanced management system. Resonance also features Nissan's
next-generation Xtronic CVT® (Continuously Variable Transmission). An Other-Worldly Concept for Real-World CustomersThe
bold Resonance follows Nissan's longstanding leadership in crossover
design, demonstrated by such cutting-edge vehicles as Murano, Qashqai
and Juke, while pushing the boundaries of design into another dimension. "Resonance
is meant to be provocative, energetic and engaging - even polarizing,"
said Francois Bancon. "Its edgy yet sophisticated design, combined with
an environmentally sensitive powertrain and intelligent utility provides
a clear, exciting view into the future of crossover innovation. "This
design is not meant to appeal to traditional two-box SUV shoppers, but
rather to those whose fashion and design choices make a statement. For
Nissan, this concept makes our statement about the future of this
segment." NISSAN RESONANCE CONCEPT KEY DIMENSIONS AND SPECIFICATIONSConcept:Futuristic five-seater crossover Drive Configuration:Four-wheel drive Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV)Engine/Motor:2.5-litre
DOHC internal combustion petrol engine, high-performance electric motor
with advanced control technologies, one-motor/two-clutch hybrid
technologyTransmission:Next-generation Xtronic CVT® (Continuously Variable Transmission)Battery:Compact laminated lithium-ion battery, intelligent battery charging controlWheels/Tyres:Five-spoke 22-inch aluminum-alloy wheels / 265/40R22 tyresSuspension:Lightweight four-wheel independent suspension - independent strut front, multi-link rearBraking:Cooperative regenerative brakesWheelbase:113.2 inchesLength:190.6 inches Width:78.7 inchesHeight:68.1 inchesExterior:Futuristic
crossover design previewing new Nissan crossover design language;
V-Motion theme front design; boomerang-shaped headlights and taillights;
sequential exterior lighting expressing PURE DRIVE experience; full
dynamic flow airflow management for enhanced aerodynamics; spatial
architecture with "floating" constructions for an open and protective
feel; unique "floating roof" with large glass roof panel, unique
D-pillar design; tinted acrylic grille with Satin Chrome accents; Flare
Orange exterior colourInterior Features:Spacious
"VIP Lounge" interior design; light, buttery leather seats; sequential
welcome lighting; "floating" instrument panel design; graphically
layered instrument panel screen designed to provide a holographic
experience; Cloud-based telematics; sculpted door panels and centre console
Deks2013-01-15 17:51:04
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