At the Shanghai Auto Show, Nissan unveiled its Chinese-market-focused concept car, the Arizon. This concept is likely to follow up after Nissan’s recently introduced Ariya EV. Although Nissan has not shared any production plans for the Arizon, there is one fact about it that suggests possibilities for it beyond just China.
The Arizon was designed by Nissan’s Chinese division in collaboration with local partner Dongfeng. The car’s design is reminiscent of what a future Nissan Rogue could look like. It has a tall, upright, and boxy appearance, with a prominent angled rear pillar. The front of the car is particularly wide and squared-off, giving it an almost truck-like appearance. The car also features nifty lighting touches such as narrow LED strips that are nearly invisible when turned off.
The interior of the Arizon is typical of concept EVs, with a minimalist design centered around a large screen array. The screens are mounted deep into the dash and blend seamlessly into fancy ambient lighting arrays. Nissan also highlights another popular feature of concept and luxury EVs: a digital assistant.
One interesting fact about the Arizon is that it is based on the CMF-EV platform, which is the same platform used by the production Ariya. This suggests that it could be brought to reality relatively easily and quickly. And since the platform is used on a car that is also sold in the U.S., it wouldn’t be out of the question for the Arizon to come to America if Nissan deemed it fit.