Nissan is always at the height of innovation, especially when it comes to their concept cars. The Nissan Xmotion Concept recently debuted at the 2018 Canadian International Auto Show, and it’s already turning heads.
The Xmotion is pronounced “cross motion” and is a six-passenger, three-row SUV. The concept itself works to combine North American style with Japanese culture and craftsmanship. It has all the elements of a traditional SUV, with all-terrain tires, a high stance, and bulky, aggressive bumpers.
The inside, though, represents Japanese culture. The floor of the Xmotion represents a river, and the console a bridge that connects the rear passengers to the front passengers. Traditional Japanese architectural wood joinery techniques (called kanawa tsugi) seal the interior console materials without nails or glue. The interior color palate also represents Japan with red and accents while the taillight represent the kumiko woodwork and puzzles that are popular in Japan.
The Xmotion is also packed with innovation. A floating commander on the center console senses the passenger’s hand movements, allowing for easy control of the entertainment system, heating, and air conditioning.
All of this impressive styling has earned the Nissan Xmotion the “Innovative Use of Color, Graphics or Materials” award at the 2018 North American International Auto Show.
Sadly, the Xmotion is just a concept vehicle, but we at Wright Nissan are holding out hope that we could see some of the more luxurious parts of the car in the Nissan lineup sometime soon!