Rumor Mill: Nissan Shifts Towards Electrified Cars In Japan03/19/2020
All new models will be electrified, which means all-electric or at least hybrid.
According to the Japanese media, Nissan is preparing to launch a new electrification offensive, starting in fiscal 2020 (from April to the end of March 2021).
Nikkei has learned that all new or redesigned models will be electrified, which means all-electric or hybrid powertrain (most likely series hybrid e-Power, without a plug-in capability).
The two first BEVs expected on the market are:
In the case of hybrids, a few new models were mentioned:
“Nissan will also offer hybrid versions of the Kicks SUV, which comes to Japan this summer, and of the Note subcompact. The X-Trail SUV will also be offered as a hybrid when redesigned next year. These hybrids will use the company’s proprietary e-Power system.”
The goal is to increase Nissan’s electrified car sales share in Japan from a quarter in fiscal 2018 to 50% in fiscal 2022.
A similar goal (50%) was set for Europe, while in China, Nissan aims at 30%.
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