Nissan Showcases Its Extremely Angular Hyper Urban Concept

This SUV is the first of many Nissan concepts to be revealed at the Japan Mobility Show later this month. 

As expected for the biggest event on the Japanese automotive calendar, all the automakers from the Land of the Rising Sun has been steadily previewing what they are planning for the upcoming Japan Mobility Show that is to take place in Tokyo later this month. Mitsubishi has after all teased a new all-electric lifestyle van a couple weeks ago already, while Honda has since also previewed its plastic-bodied city car and hinted at an EV sports car concept. 

Now though it is the turn of Nissan to finally showcase what it plans for this upcoming auto show. And the automaker has since decided to kick things off with the digital reveal of its Hyper Urban concept SUV, which is to be the first in a series of ‘all-electric concept vehicles’ that will be unveiled one-by-one leading up to the show’s press day on the 25th of October. 

Being a concept, Nissan has unsurprisingly not provided much concrete details with the showcase of this Hyper Urban. Instead, the Japanese automaker has stated for its design to express the user’s discerning taste, while simultaneously ‘making a bold statement’ and also ‘effectively blending in with their environment’. 

Going by how it actually looks however, the only environment that the Hyper Urban will be blending into would be a Tron-esque video game. That is as this chromatic lime yellow and black hyper-angular SUV concept looks exactly like what the Nissan Ariya will look like when put through a low-poly filter, albeit with funky some full-length scissor doors. 

The angular theme continues within too, with Nissan claiming to draw inspiration for the interior of the Hyper Urban from ‘kaleidoscopic triangles’. Though even its polygon-tactic dashboard is just the tip of the craziness with this concept, as thanks to the front seats having the ability to collapse and fold into the back seats, the Japanese automaker is actually envisioning this future owners of this SUV to park their cars ‘inside a loft apartment or bungalow’ and treat its interior as a private relaxing space to unwind. 

Amid all the madness though, this concept does nevertheless hint at some more plausible innovations that Nissan might adopt in its future offering. Chief among which being the instrument panel on the Hyper Urban, which is able to be replaced with a newer unit after a few years to reflect the latest technologies and trends in graphic user interfaces. 

Nissan has also touted for the Hyper Urban to come with V2H functionality, which means that this SUV can supposedly provide power to the home. This concept apparently features an Intelligent Charging Management System too, which utilises AI to autonomously and efficiently manage the power distribution between charging the vehicle and powering the home. 

As with all concepts, there is expectedly no word on when (or even if) Nissan will ever put the Hyper Urban into production. Though depending on how the rest of the other concepts look, we might well be seeing Nissan enter an angular design phase in its next product cycle. 

PRESS RELEASE: In the lead up to the Japan Mobility Show in Tokyo later this month, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. is revealing a series of exciting all-electric concept vehicles, the first of which is the Nissan Hyper Urban, digitally revealed today.

The series, to be revealed one by one in digital form leading up to the show’s press day on October 25, features the word hyper to express the heightened excitement they aim to bring. Each concept is represented by a symbolic character and has custom-tailored features that add value to unique lifestyles and diverse aspirations. The concepts help customers make a positive impact on the planet without compromising on style or fun.

Nissan’s vision for the Japan Mobility Show embodies the company’s unwavering dedication to enriching people’s lives and to revolutionizing the electric-vehicle (EV) landscape with transformative products and technologies.

The Nissan Hyper Urban premiered digitally today at Nissan’s new design presentation hall within the Nissan Technical Center in Atsugi, Kanagawa.

The Nissan Hyper Urban: Empowering a cleaner world

The Nissan Hyper Urban’s styling perfectly complements the sophisticated tastes of its target users, such as urban- and suburban-based professionals who prioritize environmental sustainability.

Characterized by a sleek and modern aesthetic, the vehicle’s design expresses the users’ discerning taste, making a bold statement while also effectively blending in with their environment.

The Nissan Hyper Urban would also be fully interwoven into the EV ecosystem, with its impressive V2H function providing power to the home, resulting in significant energy cost savings and reducing strain on the power grid. Thanks to its V2G capability, owners can even contribute surplus power to the grid to support their local community and earn money in the process. The Intelligent Charging Management System features AI that can autonomously charge vehicles and power buildings, providing efficient management of power.

The concept also applies sustainability to vehicle lifespan, making it ideal for people conscious of the long-term value of everything they own. Hardware updates and regular software updates provide a fresh ownership experience over many years. For example, the interior can be refreshed with a new instrument panel that reflects the latest technologies and trends in graphic user interfaces.

The car represents future design and technological capabilities of Nissan’s electric offerings. The exterior’s lime yellow body changes chromatic expressions depending on the angle that light hits it, effectively drawing attention while also blending into the surrounds. The front and rear scissor doors provide a sense of openness and character, while the sporty silhouette produces aerodynamic excellence for increased efficiency. Wide tires complete the sporty look, evoking rugged dynamics with urban aesthetics.

The interior is designed to blend in with urban living spaces. Inspired by kaleidoscopic triangles, the instrument panel and display can be customized according to the owner’s mood. In addition, the front seats can collapse and fold into the back seats, creating a sofa-like, private relaxing space. When away from the daily grind, the Nissan Hyper Urban can seamlessly integrate relaxation and utility: Park it inside a loft apartment or bungalow so that it becomes an interior space to unwind.

Joshua Chin

Automotive journalist. Professional work on and Personal writing found at Instagram: @driveeveryday

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