NAIAS 2014 Preview: Nissan Sport Sedan Concept

Nissan Sport Sedan Concept

With the press days of the 2014 North American Auto Show kicking off on Jan. 13, The Driving Life previews some of the most anticipated models that will debut at the Cobo Center in Detroit.

After grabbing some attention with the debut of two advanced concept vehicles at the Tokyo Auto Show, Nissan is hoping to grab even more attention with its Detroit debut of another concept that the automaker says will be a glimpse into its future.

The Nissan Sport Sedan Concept will be making its world debut at the Cobo Center, and it will be joined by the Nissan IDx Freeflow and IDx NISMO concepts, which will be making their North American debut.

According to Nissan, the Sport Sedan Concept is a preview into the automaker’s new design direction for all if its sedans, which have a sporty feel to them. It’s easy to imagine that this concept could be the early stages of the next-generation Maxima, which last received a facelift in 2009.

Nissan IDx Freeflow / IDx NISMO

The Nissan Sport Sedan Concept will be making its world debut at the Cobo Center, and it will be joined by the Nissan IDx Freeflow and IDx NISMO concepts, which will be making their North American debut.

According to Nissan, the Sport Sedan Concept is a preview into the automaker’s new design direction for all if its sedans, which have a sporty feel to them. It’s easy to imagine that this concept could be the early stages of the next-generation Maxima, which last received a facelift in 2009.

The IDx Freeflow and IDx NISMO concepts debuted in Tokyo. The compact vehicles reflect different approaches to the same model – the Freeflow with a more casual feel and the NISMO with the sporty feel. However, the most interesting aspect of the IDx concepts is Nissan’s plan to use a co-creation method meant to engage younger consumers. In other words, the IDx will allow more customization freedom than any vehicle before it – from the fenders and side panels to nearly everything else.

The trio of concepts will be revealed during Nissan’s official press conference on Monday, Jan. 13, 2014 at 3:50 p.m. from the Cobo Center. The trio will also likely be featured alongside the 600-horsepower GT-R NISMO (pictured below), the Sentra NISMO Concept, and the JUKE NISMO RS, which were all featured at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show in November.

Nissan NISMO GT-R

[Source: Nissan]