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Nissan sport sedan concept teased

For the moment the shadowy teaser rendering above is the only real information we have about the car.

Japanese carmaker Nissan will take the wraps of a new sports sedan concept on January 13 at Detroit motor show, but for the moment the shadowy teaser rendering above is the only real information we have about the car.

"The Sport Sedan Concept previews a new energetic design direction that amplifies Nissan’s legendary approach of applying sports car principles to a sedan," the accompanying press statement says somewhat unhelpfully.

However, with the aging Maxima sedan due for a makeover soon, the concept could be a pointer to styling for its coming facelift. Particularly since there's some resemblance to the Nissan Maxima Concept rendering (below) teased at the 'Nissan 360' overview event -- particularly the sweptback headlight design.

Along with the trapezoid grille on the Sports Sedan Concept, we could be seeing the birth of a new family face for the Nissan line-up. However anything of a true performance nature is unlikely to make it onto the mild-mannered Maxima sedan in the showroom.

Nissan is also taking the IDx Freeflow and IDx Nismo concepts from November’s Tokyo motor show for a second airing at Detroit, suggesting even stronger moves towards gauging the response for a possible production plan.