The automaker has revealed an electric pickup concept that incorporates a transparent “grille” in its design.
The Surf-Out is envisioned to be built on an vehicle platform being designed to use energy dense, quick-charging solid state batteries it hopes to have in production by 2028.
The two-seat pickup features a cabin that opens to the bed, floating seatbacks, a single pedal for accelerating and braking, and a window in the body providing a forward view that’s enabled by the entire powertrain being located beneath the beltline in a skateboard-style chassis.
Nissan also depicted the vehicle equipped with an aerodynamic cover that would slip into the bed rails and create an enclosed space.
The Surf-Out is one of several vehicles Nissan has previewed for the platform, which is being developed as part of a new $ 18 billion investment, that also includes an SUV designed to be used as a room.
The Hang-Out has sliding doors that create a large opening to the cabin and four swiveling captain’s chairs that can be rotated to face each other, or the rear of the vehicle where a widescreen TV can be installed.