Nissan Resonance Concept
  • Nissan Resonance Concept
  • Nissan Resonance Concept interior

  • With its boldly futuristic aerodynamic styling and fuel-efficient hybrid-electric powertrain, the Nissan Resonance concept proposes an all-new dynamic and edgy design that once again leads the trend for the crossover category.
  • With its boldly futuristic aerodynamic styling and fuel-efficient hybrid-electric powertrain, the Nissan Resonance concept proposes an all-new dynamic and edgy design that once again leads the trend for the crossover category.
  • Nissan Resonance Concept front 3/4

  • With its boldly futuristic aerodynamic styling and fuel-efficient hybrid-electric powertrain, the Nissan Resonance concept proposes an all-new dynamic and edgy design that once again leads the trend for the crossover category.
  • With its boldly futuristic aerodynamic styling and fuel-efficient hybrid-electric powertrain, the Nissan Resonance concept proposes an all-new dynamic and edgy design that once again leads the trend for the crossover category.
  • With its boldly futuristic aerodynamic styling and fuel-efficient hybrid-electric powertrain, the Nissan Resonance concept proposes an all-new dynamic and edgy design that once again leads the trend for the crossover category.
  • With its boldly futuristic aerodynamic styling and fuel-efficient hybrid-electric powertrain, the Nissan Resonance concept proposes an all-new dynamic and edgy design that once again leads the trend for the crossover category.
  • Nissan Resonance Concept side

  • With its boldly futuristic aerodynamic styling and fuel-efficient hybrid-electric powertrain, the Nissan Resonance concept proposes an all-new dynamic and edgy design that once again leads the trend for the crossover category.
  • With its boldly futuristic aerodynamic styling and fuel-efficient hybrid-electric powertrain, the Nissan Resonance concept proposes an all-new dynamic and edgy design that once again leads the trend for the crossover category.
Alongside a continued strong push for all-electric vehicles, Nissan announced plans to introduce 15 new hybrids by 2016 at the recent Detroit Auto Show, including the Altima sedan, Murano crossover and Pathfinder SUV. Neither the Pathfinder nor Murano are currently available as hybrids, and the Altima hybrid went out of production with the 2011 model year, so this would likely be a re-launch for 2014.

The same hybrid powertrain Nissan showed off in the Resonance SUV concept that was introduced in Detroit – a 2.5-liter, in-line four-cylinder, with two clutches and CVT, available in either front-wheel or all-wheel drive – will also be used in the new hybrids. Nissan claims the system is as powerful as its current conventional gas V6 engine, while increasing fuel economy by ten percent.

This hybrid strategy is part of Nissan's plan to reduce total corporate CO2 emissions and increase overall fuel economy. According to Nissan, since 2005, vehicles with increased fuel economy – including hybrids and the all-electric Leaf – have increased the company's overall average fuel economy by 19 percent.

Nissan also is considering bringing diesels to North America. Currently, Nissan diesel passenger cars are sold primarily in Asia.


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      mikeybyte1
      • 2 Years Ago
      A 10% bump in economy over the V6 engine does not seem that great. Wouldn't that put it as less efficient than the current base 4cyl Altima?
        chanonissan
        • 2 Years Ago
        @mikeybyte1
        The new CVT will give the 10% improvement not the whole system, Nissan did not state what the will be the total percentage inprovement. http://www.popularmechanics.com/cars/alternative-fuel/hybrids/2014-nissan-altima-hybrid-tech-preview-6602143
        lne937s
        • 2 Years Ago
        @mikeybyte1
        Although it is unclear in this article, other statements have indicated that it is an improvement over the 4 cylinder. So from 38 MPG to ~42 MPG while providing over 270 hp.
          lne937s
          • 2 Years Ago
          @lne937s
          @chanonissan That makes sense. It seems to me that once you look at the fuel economy increase seen in the supercharged Micra DIG-S over the regular Micra while offering more power and the fuel economy gains of the M hybrid over the regular M while also providing more power that the total improvement could well be significantly more than 10%.
          chanonissan
          • 2 Years Ago
          @lne937s
          you are so correct it is an improvement, will said, but I wish AB got their stories correct before publish and stop the confusions.
      chanonissan
      • 2 Years Ago
      A like more info, the 2.5 is a super charge engine with 34 hp motor, but total output would be close to 270HP. Not confirm, but heard that the 2.5 could crank out 241HP. Nissan also has another hybrid setup, 2.0 liter DIG couple to the same 34 Hp motor which is in line with the inline 4 cylinder altima Hp. This is a wait and see which ones will use in the vehicles.
        chanonissan
        • 2 Years Ago
        @chanonissan
        The hybrids system will be at least a 20% improvement with weight reduction could be some where in the 30ish %. http://www.thecarconnection.com/news/1079961_infiniti-jx-hybrid-prototype-future-cars
      Levine Levine
      • 2 Years Ago
      typical V6 gets 24mpg. Add 10%, total = 26.4 mpg for this Nissan hybrid. Lousy mpg. Marginal improvement. A Nissan blunder.
        chanonissan
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Levine Levine
        Levine Levine, Do some thinking, the new next generation CVT in the 2013 altima (non hybrid) is a 10% improvement over the previous CVT, the rest came from weight reduction, all to gather 38 mpg. The CVT given a 10% improvement, plus the hybrid make up and weight reduction, how can that be only 10% improvement? http://www.nissan-global.com/EN/NEWS/2011/_STORY/111013-02-e.html Nissan said it would be a 20% improvement http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1079956_infiniti-jx-hybrid-what-do-suburban-moms-want-in-a-hybrid-crossover http://www.thecarconnection.com/news/1079961_infiniti-jx-hybrid-prototype-future-cars
      JRBEINGINEER
      • 2 Years Ago
      “Nissan claims the system is as powerful as its current conventional gas V6 engine, while increasing fuel economy by ten percent.” A whole ten percent? WOW! Dependence on foreign oil will be a thing of the past! Mazda must have been inspired by the first-generation Honda Accord hybrid.
        chanonissan
        • 2 Years Ago
        @JRBEINGINEER
        you are mislead read this. http://www.popularmechanics.com/cars/alternative-fuel/hybrids/2014-nissan-altima-hybrid-tech-preview-6602143
        JRBEINGINEER
        • 2 Years Ago
        @JRBEINGINEER
        I need more sleep. I meant to say that Nissan (not Mazda)must have been inspired by the first-generation Honda Accord hybrid.
        chanonissan
        • 2 Years Ago
        @JRBEINGINEER
        Read this too http://www.thecarconnection.com/news/1079961_infiniti-jx-hybrid-prototype-future-cars
      ss1591
      • 2 Years Ago
      I drove a Nissan CVT last week and the car was AWFUL! CVT's feel like a rubber band pulled tight but no matter how tight they still have a lot of play in them. My gas millage was great but the car was weak and never hit a sweet spot. I would rather have a nice 9 speed or a 6 speed manual than a CVT. As long as they are only offering CVT's there won't be a Nissan at my house.
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