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Nissan’s Hyper Tourer is a self-driving people-mover for the future

Published: 17 October 2023 Updated: 17 October 2023

► Nissan’s vision of EV minivan
► Solid-state-powered
► Hyper Tourer follows two other ‘Hyper’ concepts

Nissan has revealed another concept ahead of the Tokyo mobility show, and this time it’s not an electric SUV, but a fully-electric people mover. Called the Hyper Tourer, the futuristic minivan is the third concept to be revealed by the Japanese brand and focuses on ‘nurturing and reinforcing the bond between people as they journey together.’ Keep reading for everything else you need to know about the Nissan Hyper Tourer concept.

Hyper Tourer side profile

A mini van? 

Rather than show us another compact, electric SUV, Nissan has shown us a striking looling minivan. Finished in a fetching bronze colour, it’s substantial looking – a clue as to the huge amount of cabin space inside – but also looks relatively aerodynamic. Simply put, it may be the shape of a brick, but it’s a sporty brick at least. 

Nissan says the car’s exterior has been shaped to represent Japanese beauty and aerodynamic performance, but to our eyes it references Nissan’s premium competition more – namely Lexus. Take another look at that spindle shaped grille and the rear of the car; isn’t that everything we’d expect from Toyota’s premium brand? 

Hyper Tourer rear

What about inside? 

The Hyper Tourer may look great, but like any minivan the clever stuff is on the inside, not the outside. To that end, the Hyper Tourer uses e-4orce and Nissan’s EV Technology vision, which is an annoying way of saying it’s got an all-wheel drive electric powertrain with solid-state batteries. By opting for Nissan’s forthcoming high energy-density tech, the Hyper Tourer can have an even more spacious cabin, and an extremely low CoG. There’s also space to feature screens on the cabin floor and ceiling, which Nissan says will display footage of riverbeds and skies… 

Hyper Tourer interior

Anything else? 

The Hyper Tourer also uses autonomous technology, which means that all occupants can talk to each other – in theory. The front seats can swivel 360-degrees, while those at the rear can wear headsets that mirror the navigation and audio controls. Nissan says the Hyper tourer will also utilise biometric monitoring, so it’ll analyse the key vitals of passengers such as heart rate, breathing and brainwaves – and change the music and lighting accordingly.

By Curtis Moldrich

CAR's Digital Editor, F1 and sim-racing enthusiast. Partial to clever tech and sports bikes

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