Concepts come and concepts go. Often they eventually appear as production cars in a subdued and altered form as company accountants lose their bottle when it comes to the more radical designs. Last year Nissan showed us the fantastic IDx Freeflow and IDx NISMO concepts (below) for example, which were among the most popular vehicles at the Tokyo Motor Show, apparently.
We’ll see these two stunning concepts again at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) and Nissan continues its rollout of advanced concept vehicles with the world debut of the stunning Sport Saloon Concept when the show opens to the public in Detroit on 18th January.
The Sport Saloon Concept previews a new energetic design direction that amplifies Nissan's legendary approach of applying sports car principles to a saloon. Perhaps ‘legendary’ is a bit too strong a word for the company to use but The IDx Freeflow and IDx NISMO's innovative, eye-catching designs are certainly spectacular and offer two different approaches to the company’s next-generation compact vehicle. One expressing a casual, lifestyle-focused vision and the other an ultra-sporty design that looks as if it came directly from a driving video game.
The trio of concepts will be revealed at a press conference on Monday, 13th January at 3:50pm (Eastern Standard Time) and displayed throughout the public days of the show, which runs at Detroit's Cobo Hall from 18th to the 26th January.