During the press previews at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, the Nissan Motor Company unveiled a luxury crossover concept called the Resonance on Tuesday. The crossover's world premiere was a peek into how the nest-generation Nissan Murano could quite possibly resemble when it hits dealerships in 2014.
The vehicle, created by the Japanese automaker serves as a kind of futuristic design template of what is coming down the pike not only for the Murano but for the company line up as well. Reportedly, Nissan is attempting to push the envelope style-wise with its vehicles. Nissan Executive Vice President Andy Palmer had the honor of unveiling the Resonance Concept, stating: "The Resonance concept leads Nissan into a new 'innovation era' of smart design and smart technology, ensuring that Nissan will continue its global crossover design leadership for many years to come."
The Resonance is fluidly aggressive with edgy lines on a sculpted body with an-all-glass roof that appears to float created to give passengers a feeling of spaciousness. The in-your-face design of the Resonance also adds an environmentally practical touch, a 2.5-liter four cylinder hybrid engine, all-wheel drive and a next generation Xtronic CVT.
Other design features include the concept's lines which Nissan refers to as "V-Motion" that begin at the grille and sweeps upward across the hood of the Resonance. The Resonance's dramatic color, Flare Orange, makes the vehicle pop even more so. The crossover comes with 22" wheels and satin chrome trim with an interior that includes buttery leather seating, a dash that appears to also float and an infotainment system that presents like a hologram.
The Murano-to-be is certainly a stunner, hands-down, and hopefully many of its design features will stick around post production.
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