Nissan introduces the ‘Hyper Tourer’ minivan concept

Nissan has unveiled the ‘Hyper Tourer’, the latest in its series of advanced EV concepts to be featured at the Japan Mobility Show later this month.

This all-electric minivan follows the sporty-SUV Hyper Adventure concept and the Hyper Urban concept, which were revealed earlier this month.

The Hyper Tourer will be displayed physically later this month at the Japan Mobility Show, with the vehicle demonstrating its V2X (Vehicle-to-Everything) functionality and high-capacity battery, which allows electricity to be supplied to homes, stores, and offices, while traveling and on various business situations.

The Nissan Hyper Tourer combines the essence of omotenashi (Japanese hospitality) with various advanced technologies, including autonomous driving. The Hyper Tourer features sharp character lines with sides that flow diagonally from the front to the rear fender for higher aerodynamic performance and the impression of the smooth drive resulting from the combination of EV and autonomous drive. The white waistline serves as a headlight and signature lamp, while the kumiko-patterned wheels and the soft, straight body line create a premium feel beyond the concept’s class.

The spacious interior is made possible thanks to the Nissan EV Technology Vision, which consolidates compact components and high-energy density all-solid-state batteries to create innovative car packaging. The result is an ultra-low center of gravity, which when combined with the vehicle’s advanced e-4ORCE all-wheel control system produces smooth and flat acceleration and deceleration. The overhead console and lighting feature traditional Japanese kumiko and koushi patterns that create a sense of luxury, while the flat LED panel in the floor displays imagery of a riverbed and the sky, helping create a relaxing space where digital and nature are fused.

Fully autonomous driving enables those in the driver’s seat to focus on interacting with their travel companions. The front seats can swivel 360-degrees, allowing front- and rear-seat passengers to have face-to-face discussions. Rear-seat passengers can use a wearable display to view and operate the navigation and audio on the front-seat centre display, creating a sense of unity among all occupants. Also, an innovative AI system can monitor your biometric signs—including brain waves, heart rate, breathing and perspiration—and automatically select complementary music and adjust the lighting to fit your mood.

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