Level IV Member
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: North Carolina, USA
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 21 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
|Other Automotive Discussion Talk about any other type of auto here.|
||LinkBack||Thread Tools||Display Modes|
|"The sedans are, imagewise, weak, with not so strong an impact on the market," Aoki said in an interview at Nissan's global design center south of Yokohama. "That's what I want to change."|
|"It's not a half-step," the design chief says of the impending styling overhaul. "It's one big jump, like what Hyundai and Kia did last time. That kind of jump."|
Aoki aims to have Nissan's entire lineup adopt the new look, or elements of it, by 2017.
All the cars share the following design points:
ē A wedge-shaped front fascia, which Nissan calls "V Motion."
ē What Nissan calls a "floating roof," engendered by blacked-out pillars.
ē Wavy side paneling, dubbed Energetic Emotion Flow.
ē Distinctive boomerang-shaped headlamps.
ē A lower and wider stance.
|Nissan is also dumping the so-called "kamishimo" grille that appears on the current Altima, Sentra and Versa. An inverted trapezoid with curved edges, the grille is named after a type of formal samurai kimono with oversized shoulder pads and plunging lapels.|