Nissan Sport Sedan Concept Screams at Maxima Volume

Mike Schlee
by Mike Schlee

Nissan has just dropped the curtain on a Sport Sedan Concept today that hints at a future production sports sedan.

In layman’s terms, this is an indication of what the next Nissan Maxima is going to look like. It features Nissan’s next-generation design language including the ‘V-Motion’ front, ‘floating’ roof and boomerang-shaped lamps. This concept is the third in a trio of concepts shown by Nissan that share these new design aspects, elements that will be adapted to all future Nissans.

The exterior of the Sport Sedan Concept has low, wide proportions, with a lower hoodline and reduced ground clearance compared to contemporary sedans. The Concept rides on custom 21-inch wheels with ultra-wide 275/30R21 tires.


Inside, diamond-shaped graphics are placed on the quilted seats, stitching and trim panels. Nissan claims the diamond treatment adds a three-dimensional feel to the interior compared to traditional flat surface designs.

The Sport Sedan Concept is powered by a “300-plus” horsepower 3.5-liter V6 engine connected to Nissan’s ubiquitous Xtronic CVT sending power to the front wheels. If this doesn’t scream future Maxima, we don’t know what does.

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GALLERY: Nissan Sport Sedan Concept

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Mike Schlee
Mike Schlee

A 20+ year industry veteran, Mike rejoins the AutoGuide team as the Managing Editor. He started his career at a young age working at dealerships, car rentals, and used car advertisers. He then found his true passion, automotive writing. After contributing to multiple websites for several years, he spent the next six years working at the head office of an automotive OEM, before returning back to the field he loves. He is a member of the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC), and Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA). He's the recipient of a feature writing of the year award and multiple video of the year awards.

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  • Allenegg Allenegg on Jan 14, 2014

    AUTOGUIDE......... Where is the sound on your videos ??

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  • Allenegg Allenegg on Jan 14, 2014

    If this supposed to be a "Sport Sedan", put some sport into it.... ie. a 5-6speed manual gearbox.