Nissan has clarified its product plans for the next few years for our region, after it initially appeared to have just two new vehicles coming in the next few years.

    In a press release from its AMIEO (Africa, Middle East, India, Europe and Oceania) division, Nissan has now confirmed it will launch four new vehicles over the next two years.

    It has only confirmed what two of them will be: a new one-tonne ute developed with Mitsubishi, almost certain to be the next-generation Navara; and a “C crossover EV”, possibly the Ariya or an electric Qashqai successor.

    The former will be, depending on the market, available with plug-in hybrid or electric power.

    Nissan has said only that these vehicles are due “during The Arc period”, referring to the company’s recently announced mid-term business plan which sets various goals Nissan will achieve varyingly by fiscal year 2026 or by the end of that fiscal year.

    Notably, Nissan doesn’t specify whether these four vehicles will arrive by the beginning or end of Japanese fiscal year 2026, which runs from April 1, 2025 to March 31, 2026.

    It also doesn’t elaborate on what the other vehicles will be, though it says “additional new electric vehicles will be introduced to Oceania, as the transition to electrification gathers pace”.

    It’s unclear what vehicles Nissan has planned for our market.

    A new generation of Patrol is set to be introduced this year in markets like the US; and if it’ll still be offered in right-hand drive it’s likely Nissan will want to offer it here.

    Nissan Australia has also previously said it will offer the electric Ariya mid-sized SUV here, though it has yet to confirm launch timing.

    A replacement for the Leaf, now taking the shape of a coupe SUV, is in the works, as is an electric successor to the Juke, and overseas reports have indicated Nissan is working on electric replacements for the Qashqai and X-Trail aimed at Europe.

    Nissan has previewed an electric replacement for the Micra light hatch and confirmed a new generation of Murano, but neither is likely for Australia given those models were discontinued here several years ago.

    Two new electric vans confirmed for Europe, to be developed with Renault’s Ampere EV division, also seem unlikely for our market.

    Nissan is aiming to increase its global sales by one million units, 300,000 of which will be in the AMIEO region.

    It’s intending for India to become a key export hub, exporting 100,000 vehicles annually by 2026 to markets like Africa and the Middle East. It’ll also produce an EV in India.

    Nissan also plans to export Chinese-built vehicles from 2025 in the same volumes. Rival Japanese brand Honda – with which Nissan recently announced a partnership – recently started exports of its own Chinese-built vehicles to markets like Japan and Europe.

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    William Stopford

    William Stopford is an automotive journalist based in Brisbane, Australia. William is a Business/Journalism graduate from the Queensland University of Technology who loves to travel, briefly lived in the US, and has a particular interest in the American car industry.

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