Nissan's Three-row Concept SUV Debuts at North American International Auto Show

by Leon Thompson January 17, 2018, 1:51
Nissan's Three-row Concept SUV Debuts at North American International Auto Show

It also gets Nissan's Intelligent all-wheel drive.

In addition to this, a set of specially design 21-inch alloy wheels and features a taillight design inspired by Japanese woodwork. The image may be of classic design but the maker reveals it's actually an optical illusion created by the use of very modern holographic technology.

The coach doors open to a rather unique 4+2 seating configuration, arranged in a three-row layout. Nissan envisages it being appreciated by a young couple bringing another young couple along for the ride, and a couple of kids or pets in the third row.

"We envision the Xmotion concept to be a highly functional SUV that can be driven every day, yet can take the owners and friends to a national park or recreation area on a whim", Albaisa said.

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The Japanese manufacturer has said the exterior gives a hint as to the future design direction of its SUVs, including a revised version of its signature "V-motion" grille, which has taken on a more utilitarian and boxy look. The joinery technique has also been used to build religious temples and shrines throughout Japan.

Japanese cedar is also used on the lower half of the dashboard with the top half featuring a cockpit-spanning multimedia and instrument cluster screen, while the centre console uses a tablet screen in place of buttons and a gear lever. The wood panels on the trim are sophisticated and give off a sober look. It's comprised of seven digital screens - five in the centre, one in the ceiling (digital room mirror) and a center console display. Because this is a concept and not a vehicle developed with regulations in mind, occupants can control the screens using eye movements and voice command systems while comfortably nestled into mesh seats. Acting as the car's infotainment system, the koi awakens via fingerprint authentication, which replaces a push-button ignition found in most cars today. That's right, just like a mobile phone these days.

Fingerprint authentication is used to start the auto, after which a virtual personal assistant in the shape of a koi fish appears.

Like many Nissan concepts, this one uses elements of Japanese culture or nature as an influence, despite an SUV being a largely American creation. We're not certain how to feel about this, but if it works, well, who cares. It wouldn't be obscene to assume that some of the Xmotion's features will make their way to new generations of both these vehicles in the near future, but we'll have to wait to see exactly how much inspiration any new Nissans pull from this concept. What do you think, dear readers?

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