The next-gen Nissan Elgrand could be one of several new Nissan e-Power models coming out in the near- to mid-term future. That’s what bestcarweb.jp reported on 1 August 2020, in addition to forecasting several details about the renewed Toyota Vellfire rival.
The third-gen Nissan Elgrand (codename: Nissan E52) has turned eleven years old and is the oldest of the Japanese executive minivan trinity. The fifth-gen Honda Odyssey dates back to September 2013, while the third-gen Toyota Alphard/second-gen Toyota Vellfire twins came out in January 2015.
Next-gen Nissan Elgrand to debut in 2023
There were rumours that Nissan has halted the development of the next-gen Elgrand. However, the report mentioned above said that work is underway. On 2 November 2021, bestcarweb.jp reported that the next-gen Elgrand will debut in spring 2023 (March-May 2023).
Design & Technology
The 2023 Nissan Elgrand should feature a familiar silhouette and a futuristic front-end, with cues borrowed from the Nissan Ariya electric SUV. With a more powerful face, it may look even bolder than Toyota’s Alphard. Nissan wants to dramatically improve the Elgrand’s useability by improving the comfort in its third row and expanding its luggage space.
The 2023 Nissan Elgrand may come with the top-end second-gen e-Power system that uses the MR15 1.5-litre turbocharged gasoline engine. In the upcoming Nissan Qashqai e-Power, the second-gen e-Power system develops 140 kW (190 PS) and 330 Nm of torque. Reports say that the same powertrain will go into the Nissan X-Trail e-Power arriving in Japan this fall. Like in the X-Trail e-Power, Nissan may offer an AWD drivetrain option in the 2023 Elgrand e-Power with a second electric motor.
The notable advancements in the future MPV may include the company’s new ProPilot autonomous driving technologies.
Nissan launched the first e-Power model – the Note e-Power – in Japan in November 2016. As of March 2021, the company has sold more than 500,000 e-Power vehicles in Japan. It plans to sell more than 1 million EVs and electric-motor-driven vehicles, including e-Power models, by March 2023.
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