Sedaneus Maximus: What I Learned From Nissan’s Sport Sedan Concept

LaFontaine Automotive Group —  January 30, 2014 — Leave a comment

Well, the thrill and spectacle of the North American International Auto Show has come and gone and boy, did they deliver!

From the concept cars, to the various paths that automotive companies are trekking for the future, to the roasted almonds (I had about three bags), everything about the Auto Show made for a wonderful experience.

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The Nissan Sports Sedan Concept on display at NAIAS

I did not choose to fill this space with my love for roasted almonds (no matter how tasty they may be) but rather to talk about one of the more interesting concept pieces on display: The Nissan Sport Sedan Concept.

When I first saw the teaser for the new concept, I was pleasantly surprised. Nissan has been slowly doing away with the clunky box-styles of yesteryear to make way for sleek designs, and the concept picture oozed fluidity. Everything from the boomerang-styled headlights to the floating-v grille suggested this was a vehicle that would emphasize curves and speed. I had high hopes for the concept in person.

Needless to say, those hopes were not disappointed.

The Sport Sedan Concept graced us all with a powerful tangerine paint job, and that vivid “pop” mixed elegantly with the new shape of Nissan’s next sport car. The exotic curves that were hinted at in the teaser were on display in full force, matched with the muscle of a 3.5 V6L capable of pumping out 300 horses.

Although the design looked very similar to the Maxima, Nissan assured everyone that it would not replace America’s best selling non-luxury V6. This means that a new model could potentially be joining the Nissan family.

What are your thoughts? Do you like the new direction that Nissan is taking the company, or are you still holding on to the old styles of days past? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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