Nissan Teases Four New Concept Cars at the Beijing Motor Show

Details are scant, but Nissan is pledging a major push for what it terms "new energy" models.

Dan Carney, Senior Editor

April 29, 2024

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Nissan's Beijing concept cars.
Nissan's Beijing concept cars.Nissan

At a Glance

  • Two battery EVs
  • Two plug-in hybrid-electrics
  • Due for the Chinese market by 2026

Nissan appeared at the Beijing Motor Show to unveil the company's latest concepts that preview Nissan's commitment to deliver 30 new models worldwide in the next three years.

Under the Arc plan, 16 of those vehicles will be electrified and the remaining 14 will be conventionally powered. Nissan says it will launch 34 electrified models between 2024 and 2030, with the mix of electrified models in its portfolio rising to 40 percent by 2026 and to 60 percent by 2030.

The company started this effort by previewing four planned models for the Chinese market. "Today I'm very proud to present four concepts that are clear proof points of our commitment to China," said Nissan President and Chief Executive Officer Makoto Uchida.

"These models are very close to reality," he continued. "We are already developing the cars based on them and aim to launch within the next three years."

Alas, very little additional detail is available on these cars. We don't even know why all of their names begin with the letter 'E.' Here are the concept cars, with Nissan's minimal description of each:

Nissan Epoch Concept


The Nissan Epoch Concept is an EV sedan for urban and suburban go-getters who wish to enhance their lifestyles with design and technologies. The concept has an AI-expanded Internet of Things, and its virtual personal assistant makes life easier and more comfortable through communication that recognizes emotions.

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Uchida did provide another detail not included in the press release, announcing that "We are working to launch the production version within the year." 

Nissan Epic Concept


The Nissan Epic Concept is an EV SUV perfectly suited for adventurous city couples who explore on weekends, with autonomous driving for both the city and on highways. The vehicle can function as a mobile power source, with electricity to power equipment, campsites, or parties. Meanwhile, its on-board technologies support and create a relaxing atmosphere.

Nissan Era Concept


The Nissan Era Concept is a plug-in hybrid SUV that supports urban lifestyles and is well suited to young businesspeople who treat their car as a second home. With an interconnected entertainment system and zero-gravity seats, its advanced e-4ORCE all-wheel control and active air suspension provide both a comfortable and confident drive.

Nissan Evo Concept


The Nissan Evo Concept plug-in hybrid sedan is perfect for weekend getaways and creating special moments for the whole family. In addition to its advanced driver support and safety functions, its AI-enhanced virtual personal assistant helps properly deliver the intended drive and journey.

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About the Author(s)

Dan Carney

Senior Editor, Design News

Dan’s coverage of the auto industry over three decades has taken him to the racetracks, automotive engineering centers, vehicle simulators, wind tunnels, and crash-test labs of the world.

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