The 2017 Detroit Motor Show witnessed many new unveils of production cars, concept vehicles and various other future car technologies. In this Nissan found the stage of Detroit a perfect venue to draw attention towards its future vehicles and designs language. Back in 2014, Nissan unveiled a ‘Sport Sedan Concept’ which culminated into its Maxima sedan. But the four-door concept was also important since it bought in Nissan’s new design philosophy which instigated the ‘V-motion’ grille. This year, Nissan took things forward and unveiled the ‘V-motion 2.0 Concept’ at this very global platform.
According to Nissan, the V-motion 2.0 Concept combines a high sense of style, emotional design, space, comfort and technology to make the mobility experience seamless for busy professionals. In other words, the V-motion 2.0 is an evolution of the Japanese manufacturer’s design philosophy and showcases the advance technological prowess the carmaker will incorporate in its future vehicles. In this case, the newly developed ProPilot autonomous tech.
To start with the appearance, the V-motion 2.0 Concept is pretty interesting to look at from every angle. The fascia, for example, not only incorporates the V-motion grille, but is pretty much the front of the car. The LED headlights are distinctively sleek, the air vents and the hood are muscular. This masculine design blends in with a fluidic motif as it flows all-over the car.
The body has sharp creases at some places and smooth surfaces on the other. The roof has a floating effect to it, while the doors open in a suicidal fashion, giving away with B-pillar altogether. The quirky alloys lend the required modern appearance to the Concept while at the rear, it has a LED panel for a diffuser. The distinctive body surface is termed as Nissan’s “Emotional Geometry” design language by the Japanese carmaker.
The interior is welcoming and futuristic in all the right places. The entire dashboard is gets a wide TFT screen which integrates instrument cluster as well. The steering is oblong, while the floating centre console runs full-length towards the rear and has a screen mounted for rear passengers. The interesting use of material all around the cockpit with a minimal approach gives a subtle and spacious air to the V-motion 2.0 Concept.
Being a design study, Nissan hasn’t disclosed any details about the powertrain of the V-motion 2.0 Concept, but hinted it to be the future of “Nissan Intelligent Mobility,” the carmaker’s roadmap to achieve zero emissions and zero fatalities. The full autonomous tech – ProPilot will eventually be featured in all Nissan passenger car range. When in autonomous driving mode, the front logo and the rear LED diffuser of the V-motion 2.0 Concept illuminates letting other road users know that the ProPilot is in action.
The V-motion 2.0 previews an insightful proposition of what future Nissan sedan cars could be. Nissan plans to use the ProPilot autonomous tech in the upcoming Qashqai and the next-generation Leaf.