Nissan goes organic in SUV concept

Xmotion stretches ideas of car design

DETROIT - Nissan debuted the Xmotion (pronounced “cross-motion”) concept SUV Monday at the North American International Auto Show.

The study is purely a design exercise with things like a wood dash, wood center console and distinctive seats.

Designers said the floor of the interior is meant to represent a river, and the wood center console symbolizes a bridge across cultures.

Integrated into that center console are a touchscreen up front and a nifty little spinning top-like device suspended by magnets between the rear passengers.

The gallery below highlights many of the features, though don’t expect your new car to have a wooden dashboard anytime soon.

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