2014 Detroit Auto Show: Nissan Sport Sedan Concept (FAQ)
2014 Detroit Auto Show
What Is It?
Nissan Sport Sedan Concept
What's New About This Model?
The Nissan Sport Sedan Concept is a design study that hints at the styling direction of all future Nissan models.
When Does It Go on Sale?
The production version of this concept car will debut at a major auto show in late 2014 or early 2015, with sales beginning sometime after that.
How Much Does It Cost?
Building a concept car for the auto show circuit is extremely costly. Cars like the Nissan Sport Sedan Concept are typically flown around the world in jets and looked after by a team of human handlers once they reach their destination.
What Kind of Engines and Transmissions Does It Have?
- 3.5-liter V6, 300-plus horsepower
- Continuously variable transmission (CVT)
What Unique Features Does It Offer?
"Strad Amber" is what Nissan's calling the orange paint job on the concept car. It's meant to evoke the rich hue and craftsmanship of a priceless classic violin. Instead of just painting the car orange, Nissan's designers first applied a coat of gold paint and then followed up with an orange-amber topcoat. Needless to say, this element of the concept isn't likely to find its way onto any production models.
How Long Will I Have To Wait To See Something Like This at a Dealer?
Nissan's next major new model introduction is the next-generation Murano (based on the earlier Resonance concept), but a production version of this sedan will follow sometime in the 2015 calendar year. Although it's expected to be a redesigned Maxima sedan, Nissan officials have not officially confirmed this. The Maxima's position as the largest and most expensive sedan in the company's lineup means there's a good chance it will incorporate many of the design cues you see on this concept.