Nissan has revealed an all-new city EV concept called the 20-23. The Nissan Concept 20-23 was created for an event in London commemorating 20 years of Nissan Design Europe, which was attended by Nissan's CEO and President Makoto Uchida. This new concept EV was directly inspired by Nissan's Formula E program, as the objective was to create an electric car that would not only look great on the streets but would also be fun to drive. Nissan president and CEO Makoto Uchida introduced the concept in front of Nissan Design Europe's (NDE) headquarters in the heart of London to stress 20-23's "sporty urban" design. The NDE team was tasked with designing a car "with no constraints," so they went all out with a touring car-style rear wing, massive front and back diffusers, oversized wheel arches, and ultra-low-profile racing tyres.
Nissan Concept 20-23: Design
The concept has some major aero packages, including a large front lip spoiler, extremely wide arches, and a massive rear wing. And the roof vent is for what exactly, we have no idea, but it definitely is fascinating. The 20-23's LED headlights and taillights have a modern, streamlined appearance that could see them put into production in the near future. The significantly flared arches house 21-inch wheels and are topped with louvres that, in addition to looking stylish, serve a practical purpose by lowering the internal air pressure. The scissor doors on this concept EV are reminiscent of those on supercars, adding to the vehicle's visual appeal.
Nissan Concept 20-23: Design Interior
The interior is minimalist yet features white bucket seats and a squared-off steering wheel. This is where the Formula E inspiration comes in, with the minimalist cockpit showing only the most crucial data with minimal distractions. The steering wheel itself is set atop a carbon fibre column that has a very racing-inspired appearance.
Nissan Concept 20-23: Powetrain
Nissan's Ambition 2030 vision calls for EVs powered by renewable resources to achieve carbon neutrality, but details on the battery pack and motors are not yet available. Nissan will make the switch to full electric by 2030 in Europe due to the company's belief that it is the right thing to do for its customers and the environment.
Whether it will remain a concept or become a hot version of one of Nissan's familiar hatchbacks like the Micra is yet to be seen. While Nissan did sell Micra hatchbacks in India not too long ago, they now also offer the larger Magnite SUV.