Geneva Motor Show started yesterday and this is where many new cars and concepts were revealed. A very special instance is the Nissan Sway Concept whish redefines the design language used for the small cars. It is so beautiful that literally takes the breath away. One thing I personally don't like is how the doors open. Follow my thoughts and you'll understand why. The new bold design is edgy and fresh. The interior is innovative with a lot of technology features.

Following the steps of the Qashqai and Juke, this new Nissan model is destined to bring more success to the brand. This means that the compact hatchback offers a first glimpse of how the future generation compact cars would look like. Especially those distributed in Europe.

Some of the most striking elements of the exterior are the V-motion grille, boomerang lamps and kicked-up C-pillar. At the back, the lights are also boomerang and are accompanied by the trapezoidal exhaust pipes.

The rear doors do not open normally and this is what really bothers me. Instead, both front and rear doors seem to taken inspiration from some Rolls-Royce models forgetting they are just Nissan's. The new design language incorporated in the interior also includes floating roof, which is simply a panoramic glass roof. This is advantageous because those sitting inside will have the sense of space.

"Bluish dawn grey" is the name of the exterior paint color. It seems like this hue have some hints of blue visible under light. This is harmonized via the contrasting orange color. Inside, the color combination is the same. However the blue is darker, while the ivory and orange hues are used for the stitching.

What really captivate me in the interior are the basics of the design. For instance, there are just two instruments facing the driver, while the other functions can be viewed on a huge trapezoidal tablet. In other words, with this concept Nissan has once again brought some innovative ideas to the automotive world. The next logical question is who is to mimic this car first?

Sway Dimensions (mm)
Length 4,010
Width 1,780
Height 1,385
Wheelbase 2,570

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Source: Nissan