SHANGHAI -- Nissan is working on a concept vehicle that could foreshadow an all-electric crossover.
Dubbed Vmotion 3.0 by designers, the concept will be unveiled this year and encapsulate three technologies that are the basis of Nissan's new Intelligent Mobility strategy: electrification, autonomous driving and on-the-go connectivity, according to executives who spoke about the project last month at the Shanghai auto show.
Word of the development comes just months after Nissan unveiled what it called Vmotion 2.0 in January at the Detroit auto show. That concept vehicle was an angular design of a future-generation family sedan, presented with the words "emotional geometry."
"We are now working on 3.0 for the future direction," Nissan's executive design director, Mamoru Aoki, said of the company's plans.
Vmotion 3.0 will be electric, Aoki said, and designers will take advantage of new body styling opportunities that an electric powertrain allows.