Nissan Resonance Concept Wins EyesOn Design Award for Best Concept Vehicle at North American International Auto Show

Nissan Resonance Concept Wins EyesOn Design Award for Best Concept Vehicle at
                    North American International Auto Show

- Prestigious award elevates Nissan's role as leader in innovative design

- Resonance signals future direction for Nissan crossover SUVs with smart,
edgy design and advanced HEV powertrain

PR Newswire

DETROIT, Jan. 16, 2013

DETROIT, Jan. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Hours after unveiling the Nissan
Resonance, a design concept previewing the direction of future Nissan
crossovers, the vehicle was selected as winner of the EyesOn Design Award for
Best Concept Vehicle. The announcement was made at the North American
International Auto Show (NAIAS) 2013 EyesOn Design Awards ceremony held
Tuesday evening, January 15.

(Photo: )
(Logo: )

One of the premier awards in transportation design, the EyesOn Design Awards
honors the best production and concept cars making their North American or
worldwide debut at NAIAS. In their seventh year, the awards recognize the
skill and creativity of today's most gifted designers in the areas of
aesthetics and innovation; concept implementation; and functionality and
spirit of industrial design. Winners are selected by a panel of active and
retired design heads of automotive companies, transportation design chairs
from top art schools, and designers from other fields.

The Resonance concept was created under the guidance of Shiro Nakamura, senior
vice president and chief creative officer of Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., and
features an open, airy architecture highlighted by a unique "floating" roof
created through the use of the thin, steeply raked A-pillars, large
full-length glass panel and flowing D-pillar design. Inside, the designers
imagined what the future of first-class space travel might be: Welcoming yet
exclusive and high-tech yet premium. The resulting "VIP lounge," with its
light, buttery leather and premium-stitched seats, exudes genuine

The all-wheel drive Resonance concept also features an efficient,
hybrid-electric drivetrain that includes Nissan's proprietary "one-motor,
two-clutch" system, which combines a smaller displacement internal combustion
gasoline engine with an electric motor, lithium-ion battery and advanced
management system.

About Nissan North America
In North America, Nissan's operations include automotive styling, engineering,
consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, distribution and
manufacturing. Nissan is dedicated to improving the environment under the
Nissan Green Program and has been recognized as an ENERGY STAR® Partner of the
Year in 2010, 2011, and 2012 by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency. More
information on Nissan in North America and the complete line of Nissan and
Infiniti vehicles can be found online at and, or visit the Americas media sites and

About Nissan
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Japan's second-largest automotive company, is
headquartered in Yokohama, Japan, and is part of the Renault-Nissan Alliance.
Operating with more than 248,000 employees globally, Nissan provided customers
with more than 4.8 million vehicles in 2011, generating revenue of 9.4
trillion yen ($118.95 billion US). With a strong commitment to developing
exciting and innovative products for all, Nissan delivers a comprehensive
range of 64 models under the Nissan and Infiniti brands. A pioneer in
zero-emission mobility, Nissan made history with the introduction of the
Nissan LEAF, the first affordable, mass-market, pure-electric vehicle and
winner of numerous international accolades, including the prestigious
2011-2012 Car of the Year Japan and 2011 World Car of the Year awards.

For more information on our products, services and commitment to sustainable
mobility, visit our website at

SOURCE Nissan North America

Contact: Dan Passe, Nissan Product Communications, +1-615-725-5264,,
Press spacebar to pause and continue. Press esc to stop.