Nissan revealed the first in a series of concept vehicles — the Hyper Urban crossover — it plans to show off during the Japan Mobility Show at the end of October.
All of the concepts will feature the word “hyper” in their name to “express the heightened excitement they aim to bring. Each concept is represented by a symbolic character and has custom-tailored features that add value to unique lifestyles and diverse aspirations. The concepts help customers make a positive impact on the planet without compromising on style or fun,” the company said.
The concept is a four-seater with an unmistakable look: a “lime yellow” exterior and scissor doors to gain easy access to the vehicle. The angular crossover is aimed at urban dwellers and suburbanites who are focused on sustainable living.
“Characterized by a sleek and modern aesthetic, the crossover’s design expresses the users’ discerning taste, making a bold statement while also effectively blending in with their environment,” the company said in a release.
Ready for an EV world
The all-electric model features some of the functionality today’s buyers want, including V2H capability. Being able to power one’s home in an emergency is an option more and more EV buyers are finding appealing — almost necessary.
The Hyper Urban crossover takes that a step further; however, with vehicle-to-grid technology that permits the vehicle to provide surplus power directly to the local power grid to support the community and earn money. The Intelligent Charging Management System features AI that can autonomously charge vehicles and power buildings, providing efficient management of power.
Always new and making an impression
The idea behind sustainability isn’t just limited to the materials used in a product, but also includes the length of time it remains in use. The Hyper Urban crossover is designed to be constantly updated to ensure the vehicle remains a thoroughly modern automobile.
Hardware updates and regular software updates provide a fresh ownership experience over many years. For example, the interior can be refreshed with a new instrument panel that reflects the latest technologies and trends in graphic user interfaces, Nissan noted.
Unsurprisingly, Nissan says the concept is part of its future design direction, reflecting its technological abilities coming in the years ahead. Part of that design is the exterior look, starting with the lime yellow body that changes “chromatic expressions” depending upon the lighting. The scissor doors offer plenty of openness into a cabin that balances what Nissan calls a “sporty silhouette” that resulted in “aerodynamic excellence for increased efficiency.”
On the inside, the theme reflects what many “future” vehicles have shown: relaxation and utility. The seats can be reclined and feature extension that act like ottomans to allow the occupant to stretch out and relax. In fact, Nissan suggests parking it “inside a loft apartment or bungalow so that it becomes an interior space to unwind.”
The Japan Mobility Show, formerly the Tokyo Motor Show, kicks off with media day on Oct. 25.