Why the Nissan Hi-Cross Concept Matters:
Nissan offers a broad and diverse lineup of crossover suvs, from the funky Juke to the new 2013 Pathfinder, which just completed a transition from its former Frontier pickup platform to a stretched version of what’s found underneath the Nissan Murano. From a design standpoint, the Juke is a phenomenon unto itself. The rest of the lineup could definitely use greater cohesion, not to mention distance between them in terms of size and market positioning.
The Nissan Hi-Cross Concept, first shown to North American consumers at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show, displays future design and packaging themes for the next-generation of Nissan crossovers. This is an edumacated guess, but we’d bet the next Nissan Rogue, due for 2014, will adopt much of what you see here in terms of design.