The Shanghai Auto Show is two weeks away and Nissan will use the event to introduce an all-new sedan.
The company was tight-lipped on specifics, but said the upcoming model will feature "Nissan’s latest distinctive design cues" and an "array of technologies that embody Nissan Intelligent Mobility."
That isn’t much to go on, but the mysterious model could be the Sylphy. Photos of the redesigned sedan surfaced earlier this year and they showed the car will have a bold new design that echoes the Altima and Maxima.
Starting up front, the model has an angular bumper and a prominent V-Motion grille. The car has also been equipped slender headlights and a faux floating roof. Out back, there’s wraparound taillights and a minimalist diffuser.
Specifications remain unconfirmed, but the Sylphy is expected to be longer, wider and lower than its predecessor. The model is also slated to have an upgraded 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 137 hp (102 kW / 139 PS).
Besides introducing the new sedan, Nissan will show two previously unveiled concepts. The first is the IMs which debuted at the North American International Auto Show earlier this year. Billed as an "elevated sports sedan,” the concept features styling cues from cars and crossovers. It also has an electric powertrain and an autonomous driving mode.
Nissan is also bringing the IMQ crossover concept which originally debuted at the Geneva Motor Show. Boasting angular lines and sleek bodywork, the concept has a multi-motor electric all-wheel drive system that produces 335 hp (250 kW / 340 PS) and 516 lb-ft (700 Nm) of torque.
Nissan will also showcase an assortment of other models including the Lannia, Leaf, Tiida and GT-R. Fans can also check out an number of crossovers and SUVs such as the Kicks, Murano, Patrol, Qashqai, Terra and X-Trail.