Nissan will reveal an as-yet unspecified concept automotive on its YouTube channel on February 2 at 12pm AEDT.
It says it’s going to “[take] zero emissions mobility to the max” and the placeholder picture resembles the beforehand revealed Max-Out concept, renderings of which have been launched all the way back in November 2021.
Given Nissan says to be part of it “to see what occurs when digital turns into bodily”, this concept might subsequently be the bodily manifestation of these renderings.
The Max-Out is a so-called “ultra-lightweight” convertible concept 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 Hang-Out MPV/crossover ideas additionally previewed in 2021, the Max-Out is claimed to use a br and new structure with proprietary all-solid-state batteries (ASSBs), Advanced e-4ORCE dual-motor all-wheel drive and Advanced ProPilot driver help options.
Nissan has stated it’s aiming to have ASSBs in pilot manufacturing as early as fiscal yr 2024 forward of a market introduction in fiscal yr 2028.
This 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 possible to attain manufacturing given the declining marketplace for convertibles. Nissan might, nonetheless, be wanting to introduce a brand new electric halo mannequin.
The concept’s title 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 virtually 12 months since Nissan additionally teased a pair of electric passenger cars 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 particularly 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 electric autos but, regardless of having teased future EVs with a sequence of ideas.