2017 NAIAS: Nissan Vmotion 2.0 concept image

The Japanese company has literally decided to bring the “face of things to come” at the 2017 North American International Auto Show in Detroit in the form of a spectacular concept.

The Nissan Vmotion 2.0 concept sedan is even wearing the nickname of the corporate grille so it’s not hard to imagine the razor-sharp depiction introduces us to the future of the company’s overall design philosophy. The angular style has the company’s current V-motion grille staple – but translated to the entire vehicle this time. The V-motion grille is massive and dominates the front while the headlights lend a dynamic look – and they are even connected to the ones in the rear via a side profile character line. The Nissan floating roof gets an evolution as well and there are also sharp V-shaped taillights. The Vmotion 2.0 concept has a 112.2-inch (2,850-millimeter) wheelbase, more than what the Maxima and Altima have to offer but at 191.3 inches (2,776 mm) in length it’s actually shorter than the latter.

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The interior is spacious due to the big wheelbase and there’s a modern vibe thanks to the numerous glass panels and the wide instrument panel stretching to the center of the dashboard. There’s a touchpad for the infotainment system and minimalist HVAC controls on the console. Nissan’s Vmotion 2.0 remains a mystery in terms of powertrain but we know the company has included a new generation of the company’s ProPilot autonomous technology, with the ability to drive itself on highways and through intersections on city streets.