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New Nissan electric SUV concept teased ahead of Tokyo debut

Fresh Nissan electric concept car to be the brand’s Tokyo star, hinting at a new coupe-shaped SUV

Nissan looks poised to reveal a surprise SUV concept at this week’s Tokyo Motor Show, and has now teased its latest creation on video ahead of the show’s press day kicking off on Wednesday.

Following on from a snapshot taken by Auto Express editor-at-large James Batchelor, the teaser clip shows a polystyrene model of the new concept SUV being created by robots, dropping strong hints about the size and shape of the new crossover.

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There’s no hiding the curved, coupe-like roofline of the  SUV concept, while a Leaf-style floating roofline could appear, too. A wide front end is defined by square lines stretchig from the headlights to the bottom of the front bumper, and a trademark four-sided grille similar to the one seen on the new Leaf is also present around the front. In contrast the rear end appears cleaner, boasting horizontal taillights and a long and flat rear window. The car’s svelte shape is hinted at in profile in a shadowy teaser towards the end of the video, too.

Electrification is expected to be a major theme for Nissan at the show, with the new Leaf set to be joined by a hot Nismo version with Ford Focus RS rivalling performance. The firm promises in the video description that the new concept will embody the firm’s Intelligent Mobility ethos, dropping a strong hint that it’ll make use of an electrified powertrain.

We’ll find out more about the crossover when the Tokyo Motor Show gets underway in the early hours of Wednesday morning. We’ll have a team of roving reporters at the show, too, ready to uncover all the latest industry news and gossip.


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