|2014 Nissan Sport Sedan Concept (Photo: Nissan)|
While Nissan didn’t provide much detail about the Sport Sedan Concept when it released the teaser image, it’s expected that the "future production vehicle" the concept hints at is in fact the next-generation Maxima. The current Maxima was introduced in 2008 for the 2009 model year, which means that it predates much of the company’s current styling language.
The Sport Sedan Concept, according to Nissan, previews "a new energetic design direction that amplifies Nissan’s legendary approach of applying sports car principles to a sedan." The teaser image shows a hunkered-down looking design with sporty swept-back headlights and a trapezoidal grille reminiscent of the recently updated Nissan Rogue.
|2013 Nissan IDx NISMO (front) and IDx Freeflow concepts. (Photo: Nissan)|
Both use Nissan’s new "flexible box" platform, which features a structure specifically designed to allow the car to take on various appearances, with vast freedom for customization. According to a previous Nissan press release, the IDx Freeflow concept could be powered by a 1.2- to 1.5-litre engine and CVT transmission, while the IDx Nismo could get a 1.6L engine with a sport-tuned CVT featuring six-speed manual shift mode.
The trio of concepts will be revealed at a press conference on January 13, 2014 at 3:50 p.m. EST, and will be on display throughout the public days of the show, which runs at Detroit’s Cobo Hall from January 18th through 26th.
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