In third of four announcements, Nissan revealed the Nissan Hyper Tourer, its third advanced electric-vehicle (EV) concept ahead of the Japan Mobility Show, which opens to the public on Oct. 26th.
Of course, you could be forgiven for calling this futuristic vehicle a minivan, which it basically is. But what a minivan.
It’s brimming with the latest trendy advanced thinking, including autonomous driving, Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) functionality and a high-capacity battery that can be used to power other things. Images show an interior with a center console that runs the length of the interior. The front-row bucket seats swivel, allowing them to face rear, towards the front-facing rear row. In an effort to relax passengers, a flat LED panel in the floor shows images of a riverbed and the sky. And, should those in the rear object to the music you’re playing, they can use “a wearable display” to view and operate the audio system up front. They can also tell you where to go, as these backseat drivers can also operate the navigation system.
But beyond its potentially narcissistic passengers, this is a van that really cares about you, as its AI system screens your brain waves, heart rate, breathing and, believe it or not, perspiration. Then, it adjusts the music and lighting to fit your mood.
The instrument panel (IP) features a wide horizontal display, an IP with capacitive touch switches and a yoke-style steering wheel. While details about the Nissan Hyper Tourer’s electric powertrain weren’t revealed, it’s said to have all-wheel drive.
The three concepts will be joined by a fourth vehicle shortly. Stay tuned.