The Nissan Hyper Adventure wants in on your life(style)
Last week, after the launch of the Nissan Hyper Urban concept, we pondered over what other conceptual wonders the company might have hidden up its sleeve, and now we know – it's called the Nissan Hyper Adventure.
As its name 'subtlety' insinuates, the Hyper Adventure is an EV SUV for people who have adventure coursing through their veins – like the avalanche of water released when a hydro plant slots into high gear.
Like any self-respecting 'proper' SUV, the Nissan Hyper Urban concept has four-wheel drive – or e-4ORCE all-wheel drive to be more specific – meaning, in concept at least, it should be able to drag you and your lifestyle aspirations to corners of the globe others can't.
But the Nissan can also do things a crusty Landy can't. The Hyper Adventure's V2X vehicle-to-everything technology powers all your electrical devices on camp because who needs the romance of a campfire when you can have your sausages sizzling in front of a two-bar? You could even use it to charge your electric jet ski – a device that sounds hair-raising for all the wrong reasons – or pour electricity back onto the grid (surely tricky when living off it?).
Even the body panels express (presumably lifestyle) activity. The hockey-stick rear haunch accentuates interior space, while the vast duct at the front scoops up the air like a blue whale hoovers through the ocean, directing it over the car as smoothly as possible. Aero is improved further by the flush-fitting windows and glass roof, so there is no need to break out the gaffer tape to squeeze out those last MPH.
Inside, the wraparound infotainment screen starts where the windscreen ends, seamlessly integrating the real and digital world. And, as the press release intimates, the car will be available with an augmented reality head-up display that layers information onto your surroundings.
A cabin that can swallow everything from tents and skis to a kayak satisfies more 'lifestyle’-critical goals. Plus, you get a rear bench that spins 180 degrees for impromptu board meetings on camp or, indeed, a sheltered lunch, when the wonders of the wilderness, frankly, get a little too much. Extendable steps allow for dignified entry and exit.
While it's easy to get a bit tongue-in-cheek about this digital-only concept, we really shouldn't – the Hyper Adventure signals Nissan's intention to build a roomy, raised, four-wheel-drive and keenly priced family car for the modern era and, as we all know, the company has previous for being incredibly good at that.