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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.



  • just looking at the silhouette, I can already tell that it's going to be another fugly [non-permissible content removed] car from nissan. with so many good and outstanding new domestic now available, there really is no need to be buying imports any more (perhaps save for mazda).

  • zoomzoomn zoomzoomn Posts:

    Nice review from mostlyfrugal (Lol!) aside, this design study is most likely the next Maxima and every styling element will be considerably watered down. The overall look is already being seen in the new Rogue and surely beats down the frumpy and awkward looking new Altima. Oh, yeah. One last thing...Nissan is French owned and controlled. If you don't think that is impacting their cars overall design, you'd be sadly mistaken.

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