Nissan showed up in Geneva with not just one, but four new concept cars, two of which made their global debut at the Motor Show. The INVITATION concept, a look at the future of the compact hatchback; the e-NV200, a peek at the future of electric mobility; the Juke Nismo; and finally (and this is one we're particularly excited about), the Hi-Cross Concept, a next-generation crossover.
Now you're thinking, Nissan already makes two crossovers, right? You're right. The difference here is that this crossover is a hybrid, with plenty of cargo space and comfort for long road trips, and it's wrapped in quite a stylish package.
It's still just a concept, but if it goes into production, the Hi-Cross will fit in the lineup right between the compact Juke and the midsize Nissan Murano. But it's not a five-passenger vehicle. Nissan has engineered it so efficiently, that while it's smaller on the outside, there's enough room on the inside for three rows of seats and seven passengers.
Powered by a 2.0-liter engine mated to a next-generation Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT), it gets an efficiency boost from the same battery technology that powers the all-electric Nissan LEAF. Altogether, the Hi-Cross will have the same amount of pep as a gasoline-powered 2.5-liter engine, but with class-leading efficiency.
Nissan has yet to reveal if or when the Hi-Cross could be production ready, but we have little doubt that we'll see much of this technology emerge across the new Nissan lineup in the near future.
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