Nissan will sell yen 2 trillion over the next five years announced. A total of 15 new electric vehicles are to come onto the market by 2030, with electrified vehicles making up half of the vehicle range at this point in time.
The automaker announced that it would develop a total of 23 electrified vehicles over the next eight years, 20 of them in the next five years alone. The target is a market mix of 75 percent electrification (EV and e-Power PHEV / Hybrid) in Europe, 55 percent in Japan and 40 percent in the USA and China by 2030.
The other part of that mix would presumably be internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles. It’s worth noting that Nissan announced in early 2021 that it would electrify every new car it launched by the early 2030s. Presumably all ICE vehicles still available would then be legacy models.
The company plans to expand its ProPilot driver assistance technology to over 2.5 million Nissan and Infiniti vehicles by 2026. It will also incorporate next-generation LIDAR systems “into virtually every new model by fiscal 2030”.
As part of Ambition 2030, Nissan also presented four concept cars: Chill-Out, Surf-Out, Hang-Out and Max-Out. Like most concepts, they’re meant to give a taste of Nissan’s future technology, including self-driving, interiors, and just plain wacky design. However, Nissan has only shown pictures of the chill-out as a real vehicle, with renderings of the other three vehicles.
The chill-out (top and top) is a little crossover that could be an early preview of the next-gen Leaf, the Nissan previously confirmed would move from a hatch to a crossover style body. It will use Ariya’s CMF-EV platform and electric four-wheel drive system, e-4orce, and could be launched by 2025.
The Surf-Out, on the other hand, is a small electric single-cabin pickup with a decent bed and removable top. It would come with a dual engine AWD setup and a variety of power deliveries that offer off-road performance, net power, and expanded cargo space.
Then there is the hang-out, which is more like a small camper / SUV that offers “a new way of spending time on the move”. It has a completely flat floor and movable theater-like seats that provide “the comfort of your living room in a mobile space” – something we’ve seen with other current EV concepts. It also offers e-4orce and advanced ProPilot functions.
After all, the Max-Out is a convertible concept sports car that offers “outstanding stability and comfort”. The body inclination is limited in order to provide “dynamic cornering and steering behavior” in order to optimize handling and occupant comfort. It’s supposedly lightweight with a very low center of gravity and features advanced e-4orce too.
Nissan’s new plan comes as the company grapples with internal issues, including the arrest and subsequent escape of former CEO Carlos Ghosn. In the short term, the company plans to cut fixed costs by 300 billion yen ($ 2.65 billion) and increase production capacity within its “Nissan Next“Plan presented last year.
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