Tokyo Motor Show is the geekiest car show of the year where you get to see a whole lot of futuristic concept cars. Here’s what Nissan has in store.
The main highlight of Nissan’s show is the PIVO 3 concept, continuing the path started by PIVO 1 of 2005 and PIVO2 of 2007. Nissan says it is a near future EV urban commuter. The compact 3-seater is only 3 meters long and has in-wheel motors.
But that’s not the most amazing fact about it, nor is the insane body, or central driving position like a McLaren F1. This little car has Automated Valet Parking (AVP) enables which means it can automatically drive, locate a parking space and park without driver assistance in the infrastructure equipped parking lots envisioned for the future. It can also charge itself and return to its driver at the AVP exit when called by smartphone. Fantastic!
Other concept cars have been unveiled before, but are still quite interesting. We have the ESFLOW EV sportscar, or basically the 370Z of future, and the TOWNPOD.
The ESFLOW has two independently controlled midship-mounted electric motors, each driving a rear wheel, with active optimization of vehicle dynamics and driving feel suits individual preferences and road characteristics. It does 0 to 100 km/h in under 5 seconds and has a range of 240 kilometer (150 mile).
The TOWNPOD, as Nissan says, is a cross-genre EV which means it does many many things. The main feature of it is three split doors and a split open sunroof ease access in tight spots while greatly improving loading/unloading convenience and ability to carry taller objects.
Nissan will also be showing Smart House of the Future: that enables electricity supply from Nissan LEAF, solar panels and fuel cells and the latest innovations in zero emission mobility and safety.