One green color Nissan car is parked on the grass.

Is the Nissan Sway Concept the Future of Nissan’s Hot-Hatch Segment?

Nissan Sway Concept

In what direction can we expect Nissan to go with their upcoming models? It’s a question we ask regularly at Robbins Nissan, as eidenced by the many sneak peaks and first looks that we feature in this space. Now, fresh off the international presses, we’e gotten a look at what is being called the Nissan Sway concept, which could signal what we can hope to see from upcoming our future hot-hatch vehicles. It looks pretty great, right? Those lines, the signature floating roof…we can’t wait to get our hands on one.

The wheel of the Nissan car is shown.

The wheel of the Nissan car is shown.

Buuuuuuuut, not so fast. It currently is being fashioned for a European release, and there have been murmurs that we might not see it stateside for some time. But before you take this to mean that we’ll never see it at Robbins Nissan, we must remind you that there was once a time where the Versa Note wasn’t supposed to make the jump across the pond either. It was first released in Japan and Europe, when a groundswell of support led to its eventual move to American markets. So, could this happen for the Nissan Sway concept as well? If we had it our way, it sure would. It takes its design cues from all of our favorite Nissan vehicles, creating a hot-hatch model that is different than anything else out there. The aforementioned floating roof, as well as the signature V-Motion grille and chiseled exterior lines, borrow heaily from the recently redesigned Murano and Maxima models. Meanwhile, the interior takes cues from the motorsports-inspired instrument panel found in the Juke. All in all, the Sway would fit well within the current Nissan design language. Of course, whether or not we eventually see the Nissan Sway concept at our Houston-area dealership depends on a number of factors. Our hunch? Gien the way that Nissan is trending in its designs, our guess is that we’ll see something similar to the Nissan Sway before too long. Whether or not it will keep the name remains to be seven, but we have little doubt that a cool, energetic hot hatch is on the way before too long.