Nissan Xmotion compact SUV concept vehicle

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.

Nissan Xmotion North America International Auto Show award-winning design

Nissan Xmotion - The eyeson design award

2018 North America International Auto Show


Nissan Xmotion behind-the-scenes design video

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.

Xmotion Exterior

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.

Nissan Xmotion compact SUV side profile

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.

Nissan Xmotion exterior design video

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.

Xmotion Interior

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.

Nissan Xmotion interior design

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.


2018 Nissan Xmotion autonomous SUV concept

”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.