A fourth Nissan EV concept, Nissan Hyper Punk, is set to be make its physical premiere at the Japan Mobility Show on October 25, 2023.
Nissan Hyper Punk, wrapped in a functional and stylish body style, is an all-electric compact crossover tailored for “content creators, influencers and artists”, the auto maker says.
Using Nissan’s vehicle-to-everything (V2X) system, users can charge their devices anytime and anywhere, and are also able to share the vehicle’s energy with collaborators and at local community events.
Inside Nissan Hyper Punk, origami-styled elements mirror Japanese design and create an interior space where “digital and art are fused together”. For example, the onboard cameras can capture the scenery around the car and then use AI to convert this to manga-style scenery or graphic patterns according to the owner’s preferences. The imagery can then be projected on a three-screen display arranged around the driver in the cockpit.
Designed as a mobile creative studio, according to Nissan, the cabin provides seamless internet connectivity and can link to occupants’ devices and creative equipment, enabling users to access information or create on the go.
With AI and headrest biosensors, the Nissan Hyper Punk concept can detect the driver’s mood and automatically select the right music and lighting, boosting the driver’s energy and creativity.
The vehicle’s exterior aesthetic is defined by multifaceted and polygonal surfaces, with tones in the silver paint that shift depending on viewing angle and light source.
The design features compact overhangs and large 23in wheels, which underscore its intended use in both city and off-road driving. The headlights, tail lamps and rear signature emphasise the polygonal shapes and are integrated into the body surface.
From October 25, Nissan’s EV concepts will become available in the online game Fortnite, under the name “Electrify the World”.