Although the Paris Motor Show will open its doors on 27th September, carmakers are already starting to reveal their surprises. As a result, Nissan revealed today the all-new Terra SUV Concept, a vehicle that combines the SUVs and EVs. According to the Japanese manufacturer, the Terra Concept is inspired by the lifestyles of youthful customers in Northern Europe and as you can see from the photos it features big tyres, high belt-line, thick pillars and thin side windows.
Same theme is seen at the interior, which is surprisingly warm and welcoming. The door panel represents a sculpted fusion of blond wood trim and coloured acrylic, layered in an intriguing pattern. The dashboard seems borrowed from Star Trek and features an electronic tablet that serves as an intelligent key. The driver simply docks it when he enters the car and removes it when leaving.
Although it is just a concept, Nissan says that the vehicle’s proposed 4x4 fuel cell electric powertrain is far from imaginary. The Terra Concept features the same electric propulsion system seen on the Leaf on the front wheels, while in each back wheel there is an electric motor, based on the working prototypes featured in three successive PIVO concepts. Under the hood, we find Nissan's hydrogen fuel cell stack: a flat, highly compact unit that features world-leading power density of 2.5kW/L.