Nissan Boss Says "We Will Build" Sport Sedan Concept

Well folks, if you liked the Nissan Sport Sedan Concept that’s on display at the Detroit motor show, we have good news, and we’ll get straight to the point by sharing the words of company Executive Vice President, Andy Palmer, who had this to say about the four-door study:

“We will build this car and it won’t be that different from the concept car. When we bring a concept car like this we are obviously testing the reaction. Obviously you want to deliver the best that you can,” said Palmer.

“We’re interestingly on the cusp of a very interesting shift with the so called Gen Z, the 17-year-olds of today. By the time some of those potential concepts come to market, they will be the customers, and they think differently from the previous generation,” he added.

Now, we won’t blame you for being skeptical as we’re often mislead by carmakers when it comes to concept and production cars, but let us remind you that Nissan is the same company that dared with the Juke and even more so with the GT-R-powered Juke R, so we’re not going to be judgmental, at least not just yet.

Fred Diaz, Senior Vice President of Nissan, said that sport sedans are deeply ingrained in Nissan’s heritage and that prospective buyers will appreciate the concept‘s aggressive design.

“When you look at how gorgeous that vehicle is, the lines, the styling of that vehicle inside and out, the interior and exterior, I think it’s definitely a halo and a huge kudos for our brand and our brand image and our relevance in the marketplace,” said Diaz.

Unless Nissan surprises us with a different model, the concept should transform into the next Maxima.




  • jomamamama11

    something about sports sedan and fwd with a cvt, not really buying it, happy with my rear bias g37x

  • john1168

    I like it a lot! I just wish it was going to have an all wheel drive option. As for it probably being a front wheel drive only vehicle, well I’m sure it will be a very good fwd platform.

  • AstonMartin

    The side and rear profiles are very distinctive (more so than the related Q range) and I’m curious as to how an Infiniti model based on the vehicle would look with an elegant face. Nissan should definitely refine the front of the concept prior to production.

  • Braddo

    Yeah, like its gonna look anything like that…

  • NG212

    Gorgeous car. Maxima buyers will love it.

  • botornot387

    def like the design a lot. Love the grill treatment and hope it translates to the maxima untouched. Def think the headlights are a little overdone and I am sure they would be toned down, but all in all, the front end, 3/4 front view and side view are all very striking and would we a great styling direction for the brand. As to the rear, i really like it and the look of the taillights, however I wish that the top portion of the taillight didn’t wrap out so far into the side view, tapered down, would give it a more fluid stance. Also, the exhaust treatment needs revision, just looks funky. The interior on the other hand looks better than any nissan or infiniti product built today. I wish that would be the direction that they take, but know that will def be toned down and changed… As to engine choice, lets fine tune the vq, drop it from 3.5 to 3.0 and supercharge it, give the car a light 4 wheel drive system like the jukes and retune the cvt or add a dct trans. That would be hot!

  • thatrandomsam95

    Wow, now that’s an impressive sedan.

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