As well as a few other goodies at the 2021 Tokyo Auto Salon.
Nissan, as with the rest of the automotive world's major players, is doing its best to adapt to the so-called 'new normal.' This not only means building eco-friendly cars but migrating from traditional motoring events to the digital sphere. As we've seen in the past year, multiple major motoring events have had to be canceled or turned into online events, and this is exactly the case with the world-famous Tokyo Auto Salon, which has gone virtual in 2021. Nissan still sees this as a big opportunity to showcase some of its better work, and with cars such as the infamous GT-R making an appearance alongside the eco-friendly Nissan Leaf, this should prove to be one interesting show.
Possibly the most apt vehicle on display from Nissan will be the NV350 Caravan Office Pod, a mobile office workspace, perfectly engineered for the Covid epoch. This van's cargo area features a desk and office chair and is perfect for the freelance designer or photographer taking a year to 'discover themselves' on the open road. There are enough power outlets to run a computer, charge a cellphone, and brew some coffee.
Nissan is also revealing its Note Play Gear, based on the third-generation Nissan Note. Its' basically a hopped-up version with a matte black and rose gold paint job, larger wheels, a body kit, and custom wheels. Nissan's Autech division will also debut three appearance packages for the popular Nissan Kicks and Elgrand Van.
What would a Nissan expo be without some Nismo cars? The in-house tuner will debut the Leaf Nismo, which features tuned driving modes, Recaro seats, 18-inch wheels, and an ultra-JDM body kit. Nismo will also be showing off some heavy metal, in the form of the Z Proto, and a couple of specially tuned GT-Rs, most notably the SuperGT race car that won the 2020 GT300-class championship which was partly crewed by students from the Nissan University technical college. The full lineup will be announced today when the Auto Salon kicks off online.