Say hello to the Nissan Max-Out, a new two-seater convertible concept that serves as a very stylish preview of a potential future electric sports car.
The Japanese firm has revealed the car at its Nissan Futures showcase in Japan, an event intended to showcase Nissan’s vision for sustainable mobility and design in the future. And what better way to do that than with an advanced electric convertible?
Now, strictly speaking we’ve actually seen the Max-Out before: it was one of four concept renderings that Nissan revealed in late 2021, along with the Chill-Out (a crossover), Surf-Out (a pick-up) and the Hang-Out (a big MPV-style vehicle).
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The Max-Out features distinctive styling, with a glass front end covering the lighting panels and a large windscreen. The interior features a large central touchscreen and minimal physical controls.
There aren’t many details about the platform or powertrains, although Nissan has previously hinted that the various concepts were designed to showcase a future versatile electric ‘skateboard’ chassis, and that all the models would offer Nissan’s four-wheel-drive technology, named e-4orce.
Nissan says that the Max-Our is intended to “provide a liberating sense of openness while offering an enhanced, dynamic driving experience”, which really means that there’s no roof and it’s intended to have sporty handling. The firm says it also shows its aim “to develop a diverse range of advanced and striking vehicles”, which suggests that Nissan really is considering a production car similar to it in the future.
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