Nissan debuted its new concept vehicle at the 2017 North American International Auto Show earlier this month. The dynamic and futuristic Vmotion 2.0 is a preview of the company’s intelligent mobility technology.
This concept car gives a clear idea of not only the style Nissan is moving toward, but also the technological standard it hopes to achieve. You can learn more about it below.
Nissan Vmotion 2.0 is More than a Design Concept
The Vmotion 2.0 combines style and spacious comfort into a 4-door sports car package. This sleek, new age sedan is for the professionals of tomorrow. Nissan shows a more cabin-focused approach providing a luxurious amount of space within. The design is a preview of the brand’s new direction.
This concept car is an evolution of Nissan’s current signature, the “Vmotion” grille and styling you seen on present Nissan models. Hence the “2.0.” That includes the mid-size crossover Murano and the Maxima, the original 4DSC.
On the 2.0 concept, the grille is still the main focus of the vehicle, accentuated by sharp headlights and eye-catching lines throughout the body. It also presents an update to the “floating roof.” Meanwhile, an extended wheelbase alludes to the gracious cabin space. A forceful bumper and boomerang style taillights round out the features.
Nissan ProPILOT Driver Assistance
Every concept car forecasts an automaker’s design language. The Vmotion 2.0 is different because of the technology Nissan has built into it, a system called ProPILOT.
ProPILOT is Nissan’s first step toward autonomous driving on urban roads. Described as a driving assist function, the vehicle has a partial self-driving system. ProPILOT activates via a dedicated button on the steering wheel. The technology has access to steering, brakes, and acceleration.
A camera recognizes lane markers and vehicles in three dimensional depth. This visual data is used to set the car’s speed and maintain the distance between the Vmotion 2.0 and preceding vehicles. ProPILOT is also aware of lane changes made around you and can make adjustments according to these moves.
For now, there are no details about the Vmotion 2.0’s powertrain or drivetrain, but it remains a modern and cutting edge concept. It looks a lot like what we could expect from the next generation of Nissan Maxima, and if Nissan continues to make improvements to ProPILOT, we might see that as an available feature, too.
We’ll keep you posted on all the latest news and updates from Nissan. In the meantime, you can visit Zimbrick Nissan Eastside if you feel like test driving a 4-door sports car right now, or if you want to explore the technology currently on offer in new Nissan cars. Call or visit our dealership now, and a member of our staff will be more than happy to help you.