Nissan Looks into the Future of Its Sedans with Vmotion 2.0 Concept

The autonomous study showcases Nissan’s new sedan design direction

Alongside the 2017 Rogue Sport, Nissan's stand at the Detroit Auto Show includes a concept vehicle that is a sign of things to come for the brand's sedans.

Called Vmotion 2.0, the design study previews both the company's future sedan design direction and its Intelligent Mobility self-driving technology.

As its name suggests, the Vmotion 2.0 showcases the evolution of the "V-motion" front design signature seen on the latest Nissan products such as the Maxima sedan. The new grille is bigger and now has a three-dimensional shape, with the Nissan logo at its center surrounded by lighting that turns on when in ProPILOT self-driving mode — the rear diffuser glows too when self-driving is engaged.

Sharp lines clearly define the body's surfaces (Nissan calls this design language "Emotional Geometry"), with design highlights also including the floating C-pillar, wrap-around rear glass, suicide doors, sharp headlights, and boomerang-shaped taillights. The warm silver paint with copper undertones has a layered effect, revealing a different hue depending on the angle of view.

Since the Vmotion 2.0 Concept has a rather long wheelbase (2,850 mm or 112.2 inches), Nissan says it offers a spacious cabin with generous room for four passengers. The dashboard continues the "Gliding Wing" design theme, integrating the instrument panel and infotainment system for both the driver and passenger. The horizontal display also features the ProPILOT graphic user interface (GUI).

Rear-seat passengers get a smaller screen that serves as an extension of the primary display. The environment is both luxurious and high-tech, with supple leather upholstery for the seats, natural Zebra Wood for the floor and doors, and a steering wheel designed to allow the driver and passenger to see all the display infotainment without any interruption. As for self-driving capabilities, the ProPILOT function allows the vehicle to take over not just on highways and in heavy traffic conditions, but also on urban roads with junctions.

What else can we say? Bring it on, Nissan.