GENEVA -- Nissan's Sway concept, unveiled this month at the Geneva auto show, illustrates Nissan's vision of a subcompact hatchback -- even in the United States.
The Sway features a panoramic floating roof, an aggressive and sporty wedgelike front end, and a back end that nearly crosses the line into crossover status. Says Nissan global design chief Shiro Nakamura: "Think of it as almost a small Murano."
Despite Nissan's focus on European styling and the European market in presenting the concept in Geneva, Nakamura says the Sway indicates what a Nissan subcompact hatch could look like whatever name it uses and wherever it appears. That includes the U.S., he said.