Breaking New Ground for Compact SUVS: Technology Fused with Japanese Artistry
This dramatic three-row SUV concept shows off Nissan’s design direction for 2020 and beyond with both an interior and exterior that pays homage to Nissan’s origins while evolving its current design language and technologies in a bold direction.
2018 North America International Auto Show
The Nissan global design team behind the Xmotion concept wanted to bring something fresh to the compact SUV segment by infusing Nissan’s Japanese heritage and aesthetics – while preparing for a new automobile world driven by autonomous technologies.
Next-Level Nissan Design Language
The stunning exterior features a powerful, dynamic, presence with understated sculptural beauty – including a unique U-shaped bodyside highlight and a bold evolution of Nissan’s signature V-motion grille.
Tough Yet Sophisticated – The Nissan Xmotion’s exterior is designed to embody purposeful strength with a unique look distinct from that of more conventional SUVs.
Next-Level Nissan Design - The Xmotion showcases the evolution of the design language of Nissan Crossovers and SUVs. In addition to its striking exterior, it integrates the latest driving assist features and an innovative in-car digital assistant that takes the shape of a koi fish.
Colors of the Past and Future
Crafted interior design symbolizes a Japanese landscape, honoring Nissan’s roots while looking forward to an era of connected, autonomous vehicles enabled by Nissan Intelligent Mobility.
The Floating Commander – This innovative technology in the center-rear console can sense a passenger’s movement and can be used to entertainment, heating and air conditioning systems.
Traditionally Modern - The Xmotion’s interior with its three row, 4+2 seating for 6 also features wooden elements and accents, fingerprint authentication and a “Floating koi” virtual personal assistant.
”It draws inspiration from the Japanese aesthetics and techniques that have been passed down through generation after generation. At the same time, it achieves the modern purposefulness required for drivers in the near-future era of connected, autonomous crossover vehicles.”
— Alfonso Albaisa, Senior Vice President of Global Design at Nissan Motor Co.