Nissan shares preview images of new electric crossover

Nissan has shared teaser images of a new electric crossover which is expected to be manufactured at the firms’ new plant in Sunderland.

The Japanese carmaker confirmed last week that it will build a new all-electric model at the £1 billion site in the North-East, with the new EV to be based on the CMF electric vehicle platform from the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance.

No name or technical details have been released for the vehicle, but it is expected that the batteries for the vehicle will be produced by Nissan’s partner, Envision AESC, which is also building a new electric battery plant.

Nissan confirmed that it wants to produce 100,000 vehicles per year at the Sunderland plant, and this announcement appears to be the first step towards that target.

The images show the body of a white crossover coupé, with a similar side profile to a Polestar 2, with a curved roof and large wheelbase.

Further images captured from a short video show a new type of light design, with a large light-bar at the rear, with a flat rear window.

The CMF platform has so far produced the Renault MéganE and the Nissan Ariya, which is set to go on sale towards the end of this year.

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