Nissan – future models for 2022-2032

After some difficult years, Nissan Motor is slowly returning to form. As with the Infiniti division, now that it’s profitable again, the main focus is the launch of so many overdue new models. This report looks at what’s coming soon and later in the 2020s.


The Sakura, Nissan’s smallest electric car, is part of NMKV, the Nissan-Mitsubishi Motors Kei models joint venture. The maximum range is only 180 km, power and torque are 47 kW and 195 Nm and the battery has a capacity of only 20 kWh.

This 3.4m hatchback was unveiled in May, as was its Mitsubishi eK X EV equivalent. Each is based on a special electrical architecture called Kei-EV. Both Both cars are built in a Mitsubishi factory.

A facelifted Sakura – along with a new battery – should arrive in 2029 and a second generation in 2029.

Renault to build an electric replacement for the Nissan Micra, was confirmed in January 2022. The car will be produced in what Renault calls ‘ElectriCity’, a collective name for three renovated factories in northern France: Douai, Maubeuge and Ruitz. The timing isn’t official yet, but Nissan’s Guillaume Cartier stated in a June 2022 interview that it would be “2024-2025”.

Due for replacement in 2025 and a facelift in the coming weeks, the Sylphy is easily Nissan’s most successful model in the world’s largest new vehicle market. In North America, the Sentra name has long been used for this C-segment/Compact model.

A seventh generation Altima could be the electric model that Nissan Motor America stated in February 2022 it would build alongside a related Infiniti at its Canton plant in Mississippi starting in 2025. still known.

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Chinese joint venture Zhengzhou Nissan has released the first details of the Ruiqi 7 in March, sales begin two months later.
This four-door pickup is a modified version of the Navara but is more luxurious than the Nissan original. There are both petrol and diesel turbo engines with four cylinders.

The replacement for the navara/Border will use an evolution of the Mitsubishi L200/Triton platform. Since the current model last received a facelift in October 2020, the next generation has probably been delayed until the end of 2023.

Nissan’s pick-up strategy for the US and Canada is in line with Toyota’s: most of the rest of the world has a slightly shorter pick-up/ute/bakkie (Hilux/NP300 or Navara/Fontier), but the equivalent for North America is its own design and on a different platform and lifecycle (Tacoma/Frontier).
Some believe that Nissan will not sell the new generation model in European countries.

For what becomes of the brand’s largest pickup, the Titansee the link to PLDB at the end of this report.

Crossovers and SUVs

Until the Qashqai e-Power is launched in all markets, juke Hybrid is Nissan’s latest petrol-electric SUV. This is a true hybrid, not an e-Power model, as the petrol engine drives the wheels rather than just acting as a backup power source. The powertrain is very similar to that of the Renault Captur E-Tech Hybrid.

The 1.6-litre four-cylinder ICE produces 69 kW and 148 Nm of torque, supported by an engine with outputs of 15 kW and 205 Nm. There is also a 15 kW high voltage starter/generator, inverter, 1.2 kWh water-cooled battery and automatic transmission. The luggage compartment has been reduced by 68 liters to just 354 liters compared to the petrol-only Juke, because the battery crawls into it.

To reduce friction, the gearbox uses claw clutches instead of synchro rings to shift the 4 ‘ICE’ and 2 ‘EV’ ratios. All starts are electric and the car’s two motors are used in combination to synchronize the gears. The Juke Hybrid drives in EV mode up to 55 km/h.

It is planned that Nissan will give the Hybrid and other versions of the Juke a facelift at the end of 2023 and replace it in 2027.

Nissan announced a new electric vehicle in July 2021 that uses the RNM Alliance’s CMF-EV platform for its Sunderland plant. for another Alliance brand, but for Nissan.

The Sheet will be built at the factory in North East England until 2024, so this model – a Leaf SUV – will be the replacement. Nissan will resize this model and develop it into a crossover or SUV, it was announced in October 2021.

The Chill-Out concept, shown in a presentation in November 2021, is considered the basis of the successor to the Leaf.

Once a huge seller for Nissan Europe, the qashqai has become a shadow of its former self. Not that there is anything inherently wrong with the new generation model; more that it took Nissan so long to launch it.

Next comes the variant that has been needed for a while, the e-Power. The Qashqai e-Power is powered at all times by a 140 kW (190 hp) and 330 Nm engine and is charged – via an inverter – by a 115 kW (158 hp) and 250 Nm 1.5-litre three-cylinder turbocharger with variable compression -up range expanding engine. The e-Power is front-wheel drive only and cannot be connected.

The vehicle is powered at all times by a 140 kW (190 hp) and 330 Nm engine. This can be charged – via an inverter – by a 115 kW (158 hp) and 250 Nm 1.5-litre variable compression three-cylinder turbocharged backup range-extending engine. The combined torque is 330 Nm.

The e-Power is front-wheel drive only and cannot be connected. So it’s a hybrid.

At least in Europe, a mild hybrid ‘DiG-T’ 1.3-litre petrol engine is also available with a choice of two power ratings. These are 103 kW (140 hp) and 240 Nm with manual transmission and front-wheel drive or 116 kW (160 hp) and 260 Nm for manual FWD or an extra 10 Nm for the alternative FWD-CVT and AWD-CVT. Mild hybrids have 12V and not 48V for cost reasons, Nissan says.

All versions of the Qashqai should receive a facelift in early 2025 and be replaced in 2028.

The Ariyaa 4.6m long electric crossover, has been delayed and re-announced so many times that it’s hard to believe the global rollout is still happening.

Revealed in Japan in 2020, it didn’t become available there until early 2022 (the first market) and only after that in limited edition. The sale officially started on May 12. Vehicles for Europe and China are expected soon, as well as North America.
There is a choice of 65 kWh or 90 kWh (nominal) battery packs (useful capacities: 63 kWh or 87 kWh) and multiple power ratings, depending on the market:


  • 65 kWh battery: 160 kW (217 hp) and 300 Nm
  • 90 kWh battery: 178 kW (242 hp) and 300 Nm


  • 65 kWh battery: 205 kW (278 hp) and 560 Nm
  • 90 kWh battery: 225 kW (306 hp) and 600 Nm
  • 90 kWh battery: 250 kW (340 hp) and 560 Nm
  • 90 kWh ‘Performance’ battery: 290 kW (394 hp) and 600 Nm

Tochigi, north of Tokyo, is the main factory, but construction will also take place in China. We should expect a production life of seven to eight years, meaning a facelift in 2025 and the second generation in 2028/2029.

The Y63 Series Patrol (Armada in North America) was long overdue and should finally be released in 2023. The platform will be new for this model name and the 5.6-liter V8 is unlikely to carry over. Instead, Nissan should fit a turbocharged V6 as standard. Production should take place in Japan at Nissan Shatai’s Kyushu plant.

There is a good chance that this generation model will be equipped with a hybrid powertrain later in its life and possibly even if EV becomes available.

Reports for future models from many other manufacturers are grouped together in Just Auto’s OEM Product Strategy Summaries section.

Future platform intelligence

More details on past, current and future models can be found in PLDB, the future vehicle database that is part of GlobalData’s Automotive Intelligence Center.

This report is the sixth in a series for the divisions and brands of the Renault-Nissan Alliance. First came a feature on Renault, followed by Alpine, Dacia and Mitsubishi. and then Venucia plus Infiniti.

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