Nissan is taking a raft of concepts to the Tokyo Auto Salon in January, headlined by a rugged X-Trail.
The company has released a single, shadowy teaser of the X-Trail Crawler concept, but we can make out big wheels, jacked-up suspension, and a roof box with a strip of driving lights.
“The exterior represents a world of rock-crawling, running through steep and rough terrain, and the luggage area contains the tools that have always been looked for in the X-Trail,” the company says.
We’ll have to wait until January 12-14 to learn more about the concept.
It won’t be the only X-Trail concept there, with an Autech Sports Spec version of the mid-sized SUV also debuting.
Established by Nissan in 1986 and merged with Nismo in 2022, Autech gives Nissans a subtler look than those wearing Nismo badging.
Changes certainly aren’t as extensive as with the Crawler concept, though the Autech Sports Spec Concept wears a set of polished multi-spoke alloy wheels.
Nissan’s Serena people mover has also received the Autech treatment, while its Caravan van has gone in an entirely different direction.
The Caravan-based Disaster Support Mobile-Hub is, as the name suggests, designed to roll into disaster areas. To that end, it’s equipped with multiple sets of Nissan’s Portable Battery from Leaf, which are made from old batteries once used in the brand’s electric hatchback.
Other concepts include the Roox Beams Customized Concept, a kei car developed in collaboration with fashion brand Beams and wearing denim trim both inside and out.
The March Customized Concept takes the now discontinued March (formerly sold here as the Micra) and gives it a makeover, which Nissan says “explores a new way of cherishing used cars”.
This concept has been “tailored to a pastry chef, as an example of young people who have found their vocation”, and features extensive use of woodgrain accents and green upholstery.
Nissan will also use the event to show off its e-4ORCE 04 Formula E racecar, which will take on the Tokyo round of the Formula E Championship in March 2024, as well as its Nismo-fettled Skyline, Z and GT-R.
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