Hybrid Nissan SUV breaks cover at Geneva
Similar in size to an X-Trail, it uses a 2.0-litre direct injection supercharged petrol engine and electric motor, which the carmaker said gives it the performance of a 2.5-litre unit in a similar vehicle. Its continuously variable transmission features two clutches and gives permanent four wheel drive without sacrificing fuel economy. The Hi-Cross can be driven on electricity when used in the city.
Speaking at the press conference today, Andy Palmer, executive vice president of Nissan Motor Co. Ltd., said: ‘Nissan created the crossover segment with Murano and has expanded the genre with top selling cars like Qashqai and Juke. Hi-Cross Concept shows we are not sitting still, resting on our laurels, but exploring ways of cementing our crossover leadership by exploring new ideas.’For more of the latest industry news, click here.