NISSAN DESIGNERS GET EDGYDetroit saw a new concept crossover SUV from Nissan, which the company claimed has a ‘smart, edgy design’. Called the Nissan Resonance, it was created by Nissan Design America, San Diego, California, and is an efficient hybrid electric drivetrain model that ‘signals the desire by crossover drivers to be respectful of the environment without sacrificing driving pleasure’. The all-wheel drive system is driven by a 2.5-litre DOHC petrol engine, with a high-performance electric motor with advanced control technologies, and Nissan’s ‘one-motor/two-clutch’ hybrid technology system. Although this is strictly a design concept, basing on the very individual looks of production models like the Juke and the Qashqai, you can believe that this may well see the light of day in the future.

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