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Dramatic crossover concept makes European debut in GenevaReinforces Nissan's position in the crossover sectorFluid exterior design with dramatic details and floating rooflineInnovative interior inspired by First-Class space travelNext generation information displaysPetrol/electric hybrid drivetrain with next-generation CVT transmission Nissan's
bold vision for the future of crossover design has become a reality
with the European debut of the exciting and innovative Resonance
concept. Created
by Nissan Design America under the direction of Nissan Senior Vice
President and Chief Creative Officer, Shiro Nakamura, the Resonance
reinforces Nissan's strength and leadership in the crossover sector.
Demonstrated by cutting-edge vehicles such as Qashqai, Juke and Murano,
the Resonance pushes the boundaries of design and clearly signposts the
next generation of crossovers. Francois
Bancon, Nissan Division General Manager, Product Strategy and Planning
said: "Resonance is meant to be provocative, energetic and engaging -
even polarizing. 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." Energetic, premium exterior designFusing
dynamic lines with bold details, the exterior design of the Resonance
concept pushes the boundaries of crossover design. Drawing inspiration
from visions of futuristic space travel, the Nissan design team worked
to combine lightweight aerodynamic smoothness with the feeling of
protection and security. The
front end is characterised by a powerful metallic grille surround that
projects sharp crease lines up the bonnet and out towards the
boomerang-shaped headlamp clusters. Deep surfacing lines give the side
aspect a muscular appearance, while the kicked up window line and
pillar-less rear three-quarter accentuate length and the feeling of
premium sophistication. The
roof's unique 'floating' design has been achieved through the use of
slim A-pillars, a full-length glass panel and a hidden D-pillar. By
removing the conventional upright elements, Nissan's designers were able
to create a flowing structure with a generous glass area and a genuine
feeling of interior spaciousness. Finished
in distinctive Flare Orange paintwork, the Resonance is a car that
captivates with its detail. From the satin-chrome 22-inch wheels to the
bold rear light clusters that faithfully follow the rear crease line,
the Resonance exudes elegance and purpose from every angle. Futuristic VIP lounge interiorWelcoming
yet exclusive, high-tech yet premium, the interior of the Resonance
concept was inspired by the design team's vision of first-class space
travel. The resulting 'VIP lounge' has a sophisticated look and feel,
with premium materials and exquisite detailing. Bathed
in natural light, the interior introduces a number of futuristic
details, including sequential welcome lighting that highlights the
natural detail in the wooden surfaces, and an advanced floating
instrument panel. Positioned within a generous centre console, this
panel creates a forum where the driver can access all infotainment and
communication features. Technology is layered to give a holographic
experience, with information filtered and presented in order of
importance. The
panoramic glass roof provides passengers with a unique view of the
world, with floating elements like the roof lining add to the sense of
space. The interior atmosphere is further enhanced by sculpted door
panels and an elegant centre console. Bancon
adds: "The Resonance interior reflects the enlightened modernity of
today's crossover buyer, who values an amazing experience over
traditional indulgence. The architecture of the cabin is open and
structured. Like the exterior, it redefines and pushes the segment
beyond convention." Dynamic, sustainable drivetrainAlthough
the Resonance is presented purely as a concept, it showcases a highly
efficient hybrid electric drivetrain. Nissan understands that crossover
drivers want to balance personal mobility with respect for environment,
and have designed a drivetrain that delivers on both levels. The
all-wheel drive Resonance features Nissan's innovative 'one-motor,
two-clutch' system that combines a small displacement petrol engine with
an electric motor and lithium ion battery. Drive is distributed to the
wheels via Nissan's next-generation Xtronic CVT transmission.
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