Nissan Sway Concept Previews Hatchbacks to Come

Stephen Elmer
by Stephen Elmer

Small cars don’t have to be devoid of style.

That’s the message Nissan is looking to get across with its new Sway concept, which debuted today at the Geneva Motor Show.

Taking design cues from the likes of the new Murano SUV and Maxima sedan, the Sway concept makes use of an angular “V-motion grille” up front and plenty of dramatic lines. Other design highlights include the hiked-up C-pillars, floating roof and boomerang taillamps.

Inside the car gets a clean cabin inspired by the IDx concept.

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Measuring three-inches shorter in length than a Versa Note but 6-inches longer than a Micra it’s not exactly clear what model this new concept is replacing. Not that it matters, really.

In a statement Nissan says, “future Nissan models in different market segments in all regions will follow this styling direction.”

Stephen Elmer
Stephen Elmer

Stephen covers all of the day-to-day events of the industry as the News Editor at AutoGuide, along with being the AG truck expert. His truck knowledge comes from working long days on the woodlot with pickups and driving straight trucks professionally. When not at his desk, Steve can be found playing his bass or riding his snowmobile or Sea-Doo. Find Stephen on <A title="@Selmer07 on Twitter" href="">Twitter</A> and <A title="Stephen on Google+" href="">Google+</A>

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  • Amanda Jarrett Amanda Jarrett on Mar 11, 2015

    I'm surprised by the haters. If it were for sale today I'd be at the showroom already... Maybe, like my current Juke, it's a marmite design.

  • ? Heather R ? Heather R on Mar 17, 2015

    Awesome! Definite contender if it makes it off the concept circuit! But...I'll likely stick with my Juke - LOVE it! Best vehicle I've ever owned!