The Japan Mobility Show starts on October 25, which means the Japanese automakers are in full force with all-electric concept unveils ahead of the event. Nissan is, of course, no different, and it’s just revealed its re-imagining of the minivan with the Hyper Tourer concept.
Instead of transporting around screaming children or taking family road trips, the Hyper Tourer is, according to the automaker, aimed at ‘individuals who appreciate the finer things in life and enjoy the company of friends and associates, whether on a road trip or business outing.’ Ahem.
The Hyper Tourer sports long, flat panels with sharp creases and a dramatic front end that Nissan says ‘harmonizes with the surrounding landscape’, in some way. The spacious interior is made possible by using Nissan EV Technology Vision solid-state batteries and compact drive components. Overhead lighting features traditional Japanese kumiko and koushi patterns, while a flat LED floor panel can display imagery such as a riverbed.
Of course, as a concept, there is no information on range, power or battery capacity, though the minivan is said to sport Nissan’s e-Force all-wheel-drive system. It is envisioned with fully autonomous driving, and as such the front seats can swivel around for conversations with the passengers, if you so dare. And an AI system monitoring a driver’s biometrics can automatically select the right music and lighting for your mood.
Don’t expect to see the Nissan Hyper Tourer on the road anytime soon, but it will be physically at the automaker’s booth at the show come next week.