Nissan presents Vmotion 2.0 Concept during 2017 Detroit Auto Show

Article by Christian A., on January 14, 2017

With the Vmotion 2.0 Concept, Nissan hopes to show the future of its Intelligent Mobility technology and what direction its sedan design is headed. This concept vehicle was revealed by the brand through a press conference conducted during the 2017 North American International Auto Show held in Detroit.

The Vmotion 2.0 shows a good combination of an emotional design with an excellent sense of style. It offers enough room on the inside with features designed for comfort and technological systems integrated to it.

Overall length of the Vmotion 2.0 is at 191.3 in. (4,860 mm), making it shorter compared to the Altima. Meanwhile, the wheelbase measuring 112.2 in. (2,850 mm) is actually longer than the Altima, and even the Maxima. Excluding door mirrors, width is at 74.4 in. (1,890 mm), meaning it is lower than many of the brand’s sedans. The height of 54.3 in. (1,380 mm) gives it an appearance that exudes style.

Considering that Nissan wanted to focus on the technology and style, there is no word yet on what powertrain will be equipped in the Vmotion 2.0. The only thing confirmed is that this concept vehicle will be fitted with the brand’s latest autonomous-driving technology known as the ProPilot.

One of the things this system can do is navigate the roads without the need for any human intervention. For other drivers, it is easy to know that the ProPilot has been activated as both the emblem in the front and the diffuser in the rear light up.

Exterior Design

Giving this model a more menacing look is the V-motion grille on its front end that is combined with the steeply raked headlights placed on each side. Meanwhile the side shows a curved character line which links the lights on the front section and those on its rear end.

Going to the rear section, the V-shaped taillights have the same feel as those in the front. The addition of the floating roof results in a line that goes all the way to the rear.

The body itself will have a warm silver paint having copper undertones. According to Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Senior Vice President and Chief Creative Officer, the use of copper is significant as this is currently the color trend in a number of industries that include, to name a few, interior design, product design, and fashion. The brand wanted to reveal hints and shades of copper but adding in other metals like chrome and satin silver, he added.

Interior Design

While the exterior does have an aggressive style, the interior is friendlier. Due to the increase in the length of the wheelbase, it made it possible to have a larger space for the cabin. Utilizing glass in regions like the panels and roof result in making the space feel airy and more open.

The instrument panel is new and extends to the middle of its dashboard. As the infotainment system is accessible through a touchpad and is within reach of the driver, managing it is simple.

Press Release

Nissan Vmotion 2.0 concept makes world debut at North American International Auto Show

Nissan today signaled the future direction of the company's sedan design direction and intelligent-mobility technology with the world debut of the Nissan Vmotion 2.0 concept at the 2017 North American International Auto Show. The Vmotion 2.0 concept combines a high sense of style, emotional design, space, comfort and technology to make the mobility experience seamless for busy professionals.

Also making its auto show debut was the 2017 Nissan Rogue Sport, which is designed to expand the audience for Nissan's top-selling Rogue crossover when it goes on sale this spring at Nissan dealers nationwide.

Presenting the pair of new vehicles were José Muñoz, Chief Performance Officer, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. Chairman, Nissan North America, Inc., who also provided details on Nissan's record 2016 sales and Shiro Nakamura, Senior Vice President, Chief Creative Officer, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., who addressed the Vmotion 2.0 concept's combination of unique style and advanced Nissan Intelligent Mobility technology.

"In 2016, Nissan surpassed 1.5-million vehicle sales in the United States for the second consecutive year. Our #1 selling Rogue crossover was a key contributor to this all-time record sales, with Rogue sale up 15 percent to nearly 330,000 units for the year," said Muñoz. "The new 2017 Rogue Sport, with its combination of fun-to-drive and advanced Nissan Intelligent Safety Shield technologies, is guaranteed to help keep our momentum going strong into the new year."

Available Rogue Sport technology includes an Around View® Monitor (AVM) with Moving Object Detection (MOD)1, Forward Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection2, Intelligent Cruise Control3 and Rear Cross Traffic Alert4.

The Nissan Vmotion 2.0 concept offers hints at the future of "Nissan Intelligent Mobility," the company's roadmap to achieve zero emissions and zero fatalities.

"Technology is evolving. So is design. At Nissan we see design as the ultimate expression of how customer see themselves, but also an expression of the vision and values of our brand," said Nakamura. "Vmotion 2.0 previews what the future designs from Nissan will be. And it is an insightful proposition of what the future sedan could be in the coming years."

The Nissan Vmotion 2.0 concept's dramatic silhouette is characterized by a "floating roof," with a line flowing seamlessly from the steeply raked A-pillars to the trunk lip. An extended wheelbase shows off the car's generous cabin, while the distinctive body surface is defined by Nissan's "Emotional Geometry" design language. The dynamic high-tension body is crafted in a warm silver paint with copper undertones. With a layered effect for the paint finish, a glimpse of the body at different angles reveals a subtle but different hue.

The new Rogue Sport and Vmotion 2.0 concept will be on display at the Nissan booth throughout the North American International Auto Show, which runs from Jan. 14th through Jan. 22nd at Cobo Center in downtown Detroit.

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