Nissan could be looking to introduce a brand new, larger, electric sport utility vehicle to join the all-electric ranks of the Leaf and the recently announced electric crossover, Ariya. The EV is based on the CMF-EV modular architecture, which is expected to underpin many new zero-emission vehicles from the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance in the future.
Nissan Europe’s EV division boss, Helen Perry was quoted in saying “The C-SUV and D-SUV segments are due to grow about 300 percent over the next three years, so we will look to use the platform in growth segments in the next few years.” Perry’s words sound like a strong indication that a larger EV SUV is in the works. Nissan’s schedule remains a mystery to us, though, so we don’t know when the model will be introduced to the market.
“It all depends on the demand of the customer,” she added. “If we’d bought Ariya to market earlier, I’m not sure customers would have been ready for it. Technology wouldn’t have been as up to date as it will be at launch. And while Covid-19 has been terrible, it has made customers
review what is important – for example, emissions.”
That’s all the information we have as of now, but as more leaks we will continue to update you, so stay tuned, Nissan fans!