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DETROIT—Nissan unveiled a three-row, six-passenger SUV concept vehicle at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The company says its Xmotion (pronounced “cross motion”) concept blends Japanese culture and craftsmanship with American-style utility, and signals the design direction of future Nissan production models.
As the first mass-market electric car to be sold by a major manufacturer, the original Nissan Leaf was a landmark vehicle. And it only gets better with its 2018 redesign.
Class: Subcompact Crossover
Miles driven: 336
Fuel used: 13.5 gallons
Nissan is bolstering its small-SUV roster with a new subcompact crossover that was unveiled at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show. When it goes on sale in mid-2018, the 2018 Nissan Kicks will be the smallest SUV in Nissan’s lineup, slotting in below the Rogue Sport and replacing the outgoing Nissan Juke.
Wikipedia describes a soccer mom as “a married middle-class woman who lives in the suburbs and has school-age children. She is sometimes portrayed in the media as busy or overburdened and driving a minivan or SUV. She is also portrayed as putting the interests of her family, and most importantly her children, ahead of her own.” Per Wikipedia, the term started showing up in the national media in 1982.
With American car buyers scrambling to dump their sedans in favor of crossovers, it would seem logical to assume that a desire for functionality is a driving force behind the movement.
Years from now, 2018 will be remembered as the year America abandoned the car. Not the automobile in general—we still buy a lot of vehicles—but the car specifically. Traditional sedans and coupes have become passé.
Presented here is an unedited press release issued by Infiniti this week.
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. – Nissan Motor Corporation and premium automotive brand INFINITI have unveiled a sleek, open-wheeled electric retro roadster prototype at the 2017 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. The car, called Prototype 9, is a celebration of Nissan Motor and INFINITI’s ingenuity, artistry and craftsmanship. It represents a reimagining of a 1940s race car with time-honored production techniques employed to realize its retro design.