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TopGear.com.ph Philippine Car News - Detroit 2013: Nissan brings Resonance concept crossover out of the dark

With its boldly futuristic aerodynamic styling and fuel-efficient hybrid-electric powertrain, the Nissan Resonance concept proposes an all-new dynamic and edgy design for the Japanese carmaker's future crossovers.

"When the designers were first working on the Resonance, they were inspired by scientific advancements in technology and material innovations," said Nissan Motor Company general manager for product strategy and planning Francois Bancon. "They were also inspired by the aspirations of those people who embrace innovation. It was about serving those people a concept vehicle that is forward-looking and fuses style with an athletic ride."

The Resonance's front fascia displays what Nissan calls its 'V-Motion' design, which starts from the front grille and moves up through the hood with the boomerang-shaped headlights serving as accents. Its roof's "floating" design, meanwhile, is achieved through the use of thin, steeply raked A-pillars, a large full-length glass panel, and a flowing D-pillar design.

Inside, the Resonance concept makes use of light, buttery leather for its stitched seats. Its sequential welcome lighting also adds warmth and drama upon ingress, while an advanced instrument panel seemingly floats over a generous console. The open glass roof, meanwhile, gives passengers a unique panoramic view of the world with floating elements like the roof lining adding to the sense of space and airy lightness.

The Resonance is powered by a 2.5-liter gasoline engine and a high-performance electric motor. Putting the power--unspecified at the moment--down to the four wheels is Nissan's next-generation Xtronic CVT.

Do you think this could be the next-generation Murano?

 

TopGear.com.ph Philippine Car News - Detroit 2013: Nissan brings Resonance concept crossover out

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