Could Nissan's Detroit Sports Sedan Concept Be A Datsun 510 Revival?

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Either Nissan really needs to invest in some lights for their photography studio, or they just like being all emo about their upcoming cars, because they've just shown another barely-lit shot of their Detroit Auto Show concept. It appears to be a new sport/sedan concept.


I've actually seen this before, or at least the side of it, at the Nissan 360 event earlier this year. Now we get to see a little 0f the front! And it's got Nissan's now family squared-V shaped chrome grille surround and some very stylized headlights.

We could speculate (diesel, rear-engine, with integrated Urine Containment System) but we'll see the thing in a couple weeks in Detroit, anyway. Also, we have Nissan's predictably breathless press release, which states

The Sport Sedan Concept previews a new energetic design direction that amplifies Nissan's legendary approach of applying sports car principles to a sedan. The IDx Freeflow and IDx NISMO's innovative, eye-catching designs offer two different approaches to a next-generation compact vehicle – one expressing a casual, lifestyle-focused vision and the other an ultra-sporty design that looks as if it came directly from a driving video game.

I can't think of any manufacturer that isn't currently "applying sports car principles to a sedan" but it's never a bad idea. And, while I certainly seek out anything "lifestyle-focused," like my toothbrush and hemmorhoid creams are, I do think they should be careful when comparing their designs to "a driving video game," since that's a pretty big spectrum.


Anyway, we'll cover this more when we see it in Detroit.



If it's not this, I don't care.