Nissan unveils electric vehicle concept on February 2nd
Nissan will unveil an unspecified concept car on February 2nd at 12pm AEDT on its YouTube channel.
It says it will[take] Zero Emission Mobility to the Max” and the placeholder image is similar to the previously revealed Max Out concept, renders of which were released back in November 2021.
Therefore, given that Nissan says to join him “to see what happens when virtual becomes physical”, this concept could be the physical manifestation of these renders.
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The Max-Out is a so-called “ultra-light” convertible concept that promises a very low center of gravity, limited body roll and “superior stability and comfort”.
It’s a two-seater, although Nissan says you can “morph” the seats. For example, the passenger seat can be folded flat.
As with the Surf-Out Ute and Hang-Out MPV/Crossover concepts also unveiled in 2021, the Max-Out is said to feature a new architecture with proprietary All Solid State Batteries (ASSBs), Advanced e- 4ORCE dual motor, use four wheel drive and advanced ProPilot driver assistance features.
Nissan has announced it will have ASSBs in pilot production as early as fiscal year 2024 ahead of a fiscal 2028 launch.
This is just part of an overarching 2 trillion yen (AU$24.6 billion) investment in electrification announced in 2021.
Of the three -Out concepts, the Max-Out seems the least likely to reach production given the declining convertible market. However, Nissan could try to introduce a new electric Halo model.
The concept’s name evokes the Maxima, which has been Nissan’s flagship sedan in the North American market since 1981. The current 2015 model remains on sale there and blends in over the Altima.
It’s been nearly 12 months since Nissan also teased two electric passenger cars to be built in the US starting in 2025: one a Nissan, the other an Infiniti.
When these will finally be presented is unclear. Infiniti, in particular, is in dire need of fresh produce – apart from the relatively fresh QX50, QX55 and QX60 crossovers, it has the venerable QX80 SUV, the dying Q60 coupe and the nearly decade-old Q50.
Nissan’s luxury brand also doesn’t have any electric vehicles just yet, although it has teased future electric vehicles with a number of concepts.
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