Nissan Hi-Cross Concept: the window to the future

This week at the 2012 LA Auto Show, Nissan debuted a concept that seems to be paving the way for all future Nissan crossovers. The Nissan Hi-Cross concept is more than likely a glimpse of the design focus that Nissan will base their future set of crossover SUVs off of.

The Hi-Cross is a crossover that is made for seven, and was originally based off of the Nissan Murano. The key difference is that it no longer uses Nissan‘s V6 engine. It now features a hybrid 2.0-Liter four cylinder engine that gather extra power from an electric motor similar to that of a 2.5-Liter engine.

The outside design has a little bit of old-school and new-school. Narrow headlamps and a high body frame give it its new futuristic look, as well as the new tailored rear-tail lights. Inside is a white leather interior that is off set with a black leather dashboard. To really sell its futuristic approach the seats are based off of trapezoidal shaping.

“The Hi-Cross concept interior design is far more practical than most show car interiors, displaying a more realistic view of what crossover customers are looking for in the real world,” Nissan executive Al Castignetti said.

To see the new Nissan Hi-Cross Concept, check out this gallery.