Nissan will reveal an as-yet unspecified idea automobile on its YouTube channel on February 2 at 12pm AEDT.
It says it should “[take] zero emissions mobility to the max” and the placeholder picture resembles the beforehand revealed Max-Out idea, renderings of which have been launched all the way in which again in November 2021.
Given Nissan says to affix it “to see what occurs when digital turns into bodily”, this idea might due to this fact be the bodily manifestation of these renderings.
The Max-Out is a so-called “ultra-lightweight” convertible idea that guarantees a really low centre of gravity, restricted physique roll and “superlative stability and luxury”.
It’s a two-seater, although Nissan says you’ll be able to “morph” the seating. For instance, the passenger seat can fold flat.
As with the Surf-Out ute and Cling-Out MPV/crossover ideas additionally previewed in 2021, the Max-Out is claimed to make use of a brand new structure with proprietary all-solid-state batteries (ASSBs), Superior e-4ORCE dual-motor all-wheel drive and Superior ProPilot driver help options.
Nissan has stated it’s aiming to have ASSBs in pilot manufacturing as early as fiscal 12 months 2024 forward of a market introduction in fiscal 12 months 2028.
That is simply a part of an overarching 2 trillion yen (A$24.6 billion) funding in electrification it introduced in 2021.
Of the three -Out ideas, the Max-Out appears the least more likely to attain manufacturing given the declining marketplace for convertibles. Nissan might, nevertheless, be trying to introduce a brand new electrical halo mannequin.
The idea’s identify evokes the Maxima, which has been Nissan’s flagship sedan within the North American market since 1981. The present 2015-vintage mannequin stays on sale there, slotting in above the Altima.
It’s been nearly 12 months since Nissan additionally teased a pair of electrical passenger automobiles it plans to construct within the US from 2025: one a Nissan, the opposite an Infiniti.
It’s unclear when these will lastly be unveiled. Infiniti specifically is in dire want of recent product – aside from the comparatively recent QX50, QX55 and QX60 crossovers, it has the venerable QX80 SUV, the moribund Q60 coupe, and the just about decade-old Q50.
Nissan’s luxurious marque additionally has no electrical autos but, regardless of having teased future EVs with a sequence of ideas.