Making its globe debut at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, the six-passenger, 3-row Nissan Xmotion (pronounced ‘cross motion’) idea fuses Japanese culture and standard craftsmanship with American-style utility and new-generation Nissan Intelligent Mobility technologies.
“In the Xmotion concept, we explored the more rugged and powerful side of Nissan Intelligent Mobility. Bold and powerful forms and proportions are, upon closer inspection, contrasted with aspects of traditional Japanese craftsmanship expressed in a contemporary way,” stated Alfonso Albaisa, senior vice president of international style at Nissan Motor Co, Ltd.
He added, “The exterior’s combination of western and eastern concepts continues inside the Xmotion, where advanced connectivity and autonomous technologies mix with modern Japanese digital art and cultural craftsmanship. At a glance, Xmotion may appear to have a minimal design language, but a closer look reveals layers of detail that make this concept exceptional.”
Signalling the future of Nissan style, the Xmotion concept’s beautiful exterior functions a potent dynamic presence with understated sculptural beauty, which includes distinctive U-shaped highlights and a bold evolution of Nissan’s signature V-motion grille.
The visual simplicity of the Xmotion idea exterior is contrasted by the rugged, metal-crafted wheels and all-terrain tire style. Like the rest of the automobile, the mechanical tool-inspired wheels and all-terrain tyres coexist as a single piece, with the tyre tread physically laminated more than the 21-inch aluminium-alloy wheels. Additional exterior functions consist of a retractable ‘rooftop box’ and a distinctive tail light style inspired by Japanese woodwork.
With its extended wheelbase, with wheels and tyres pushed out to the extremes of the corners, the Xmotion idea enables for the creation of a fresh, ‘4+2’ passenger layout. Featuring 3 rows of side-by-side person seats, it is created to supply a excellent space for a young couple, yet another couple and two kids or pets in the third row.
Inside, the Xmotion concept’s crafted interior style symbolises a Japanese landscape, honoring Nissan’s roots whilst incorporating sophisticated graphic user interfaces and autonomous driving technologies.
The interior itself was developed with the imagery of a river on the floor, with the centre console acting as a bridge. The console, the core of the interior style, makes use of a standard Japanese architectural wood joinery method, kanawa tsugi, discovered in the carpentry employed to develop religious temples and shrines.
The Xmotion concept’s instrument panel style is a modern day interpretation of standard kigumi wood joinery. By utilizing the kigumi structure in the instrument panel and console, the vehicle’s interior suggests a robust bone structure, producing a sense of strength and trust.
The interior consists of a total of seven digital screen portions. Three primary displays and left and correct finish displays span the width of the instrument panel. There’s also a ‘digital room mirror’ in the ceiling and a centre console show.
Information Source: Muscat Daily