Nissan goes organic in SUV concept

Go in and around the Nissan Xmotion Concept
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The wheels are designed to look like they clamp into the rubber of the tires.

Nissan debuted the Xmotion (pronounced “cross-motion”) concept SUV Monday at the North American International Auto Show.

The study is purely a design exercise with things like a wood dash, wood center console and distinctive seats.

Designers said the floor of the interior is meant to represent a river, and the wood center console symbolizes a bridge across cultures.

Integrated into that center console are a touchscreen up front and a nifty little spinning top-like device suspended by magnets between the rear passengers.

The gallery below highlights many of the features, though don’t expect your new car to have a wooden dashboard anytime soon.