The design language of the Nissan Sway concept has evolved from what is seen on the Qashqai and Juke crossovers.
Measuring 4010 mm in length, 1780 mm in width and 1385 mm in height with a wheelbase of 2570 mm, Nissan has revealed the Sway Concept study at the ongoing 85th Geneva Motor Show showcasing the radical styling that will be seen on its future small cars. With a lot of accentuated lines and angular elements, the Sway concept has evolved from the design language first introduced on the Murano and is also seen on the Qashqai and Juke crossovers.
Talking about the exteriors, the Nissan Sway concept’s front fascia is dominated by the V-motion grille, boomerang-shaped LED headlights and a high C-pillar that are quintessentially Nissan in nature. The side profile offers a more radical approach with the flared wheel arches and a strong crease line that runs up to the rear offering a striking appearance. At the rear, the boomerang theme also extends to the tail light and the angular creases are mixed with the bulged proportions. In addition, the central B-pillar has been omitted and the concept gets rear-hinged back doors which Nissan says offers ease of ingress and egress.
On the inside, the Nissan Sway concept has been inspired by the older IDx concept and gets flat bottom steering wheel, gliding wing-shaped dashboard with integrated display unit and two large rotors for climate control. Finished in white and orange with brushed aluminium all across, the angular lines are also visible inside the cabin and do complete justice to minimalism. The Sway concept also comes with a floating roof expressed by the panoramic sunroof, another Nissan feature.
With the next generation Nissan Micra scheduled for launch in 2016, the Sway concept will be playing a major inspiration point for its design language. Nissan has had design concepts in the past that made it to production with minimal changes and we expect a lot of the Sway concept to trickle down on the upcoming Micra. The hatchback though will only be a Europe specific model and won’t be making its way to Asia. It will also be built on the modern CMF platform at a Renault facility in France.