Not wanting to be left out of the teaser fun that comes before the Detroit Auto Show – don't forget amidst all this obscured-view hubbub that the actual show starts next week Monday – Nissan has deposited this partial image of what it is calling the Resonance Concept on its Facebook page. Save for letting us know that the real deal will be unveiled on January 15, no information has been given in concert with the mysterious picture.

Given the distinctly crossover-esque shape of the rendered vehicle, it's a pretty good guess that the Resonance will preview the design direction for either a new Murano or Rogue, with our money being on the former. Expect the concept to feature a hybrid gasoline-electric powertrain, and some truly impressive LED real estate on its backside. Much more info to come next week – live from the floor of Cobo.


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      Jacari
      • 1 Year Ago
      The first gen Murano was edgy and nice-looking. Different, but nice. In fact, most Nissan products looked pretty nice around that era (2002-2006). Nissan screwed up the exterior styling of the second gen so hopefully they get it right again with gen 3.
      DanB
      • 1 Year Ago
      I wish they teased the next Xterra successor...
      mikeybyte1
      • 1 Year Ago
      I loved the exterior of the Gen 1 Murano, but not the plasticky interior. For Gen 2, I found the exterior a bit overwrought, but the interior nicely done. Hoping they nail both with Gen 3. Looks good from the teaser sketch. Also would be nice if they offered something more efficient than the V-6/CVT combo.
      leo
      • 1 Year Ago
      My wife has the 2010 and loves it. She still likes the exterior of her 1st gen better but the interior has gotten so much better she could care less. All this complaining on the cvt... she swesrs she will never go back to an automatic again. Me I find it fine for the vehicle and when I'm tired I like that there is no shift points. but I get my fun driving my g35 so as long as she is happy driving it that's all that matters. Averaging out 20.8mpg with 50:50 split city highway driving. She did about 20.2 with her first one with more than 60 perxent on the highway
      carlokiii
      • 1 Year Ago
      I think Nissan really wants to be a crossover/SUV company. A new concept? So what were the Terra, Hi-Cross, Extrem concepts for? Well, it sure has resonated to us now, Nissan, that you really love crossovers.
        Snark
        • 1 Year Ago
        @carlokiii
        The Hi-Cross is pretty obviously the next Rogue. The Extrem is probably the next Juke, or a hatch for the Latin American market. The Terra just floated the idea of a Leaf crossover. This is the new Murano. Every mainstream carmaker builds a range of crossovers, and every mainstream carmaker previews new models with concept cars. Put the two together.....
      EJD1984
      • 1 Year Ago
      It's going to be really hard to improve on the Murano. It's rare that a manufacturer gets a vehicle design so perfect right out of the box.
      SamerIraq
      • 1 Year Ago
      I dont know about you guys in the US, but the current Murano which came in 2009 looks awful and here in Middle East was an epic fail, totally the opposite of the previous generation which was selling here like hot cakes, the latest model here is stupidly overprices compared to the previous one and it look ugly too, lets hope they fix that
        tinted up
        • 1 Year Ago
        @SamerIraq
        2nd gen Murano moved upmarket and got a little bigger to accommodate Rogue slotting in below it. 1st gen Murano and Rogue could not exist together in the Nissan lineup as they were too similar.
          leo
          • 1 Year Ago
          @tinted up
          It did not get bigger at all. It actually just got a nicer interior with lesss noise and a softer ride. The front end improved in looks but the side and rear end got worse. My wife had both and is in a 2010 now and the rear hatch opening is actually smaller dhe to the new taillight design. She will stay cvt from now on so that limits her options. Wheelbase has been 111.2 since the begining. The 2nd gen front bumper design oushed the overall length by less than1in but the interior volume dropped from 109.9 to 108.6 ft^3
      carguy1701
      • 1 Year Ago
      Just what we need, more craptastic CVTs driven by soccer moms.
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