The vision is expected to be unveiled in the fall, possibly around November, and to plot steps forward after the completion of the Nissan Next revival plan unveiled in May 2020.
That plan called for job cuts at the automaker, along with cost reductions and a big downscaling in global production capacity. It runs through March 31, 2024.
But Nissan is a long way from achieving some of the goals.
The current plan targets an operating profit margin of 5 percent. But for this fiscal year, Nissan expects to barely break even. Nissan Next also envisioned global sales of around 5.38 million vehicles at the finish line, but that will take a steep increase from Nissan's forecast for 4.4 million sales this fiscal year.
Uchida declined to give details of the long-term vision to come, saying it is still under development. But two key pillars, he said, will be electrification and autonomous-driving technologies.
Among the technologies on tap, he said, are a solid-state battery and a battery that uses no cobalt. Those two breakthroughs could improve performance and reduce cost. An updated e-Power gasoline-electric drivetrain will get an engine with a world-leading 50 percent thermal efficiency.
Meanwhile, the key elements of future electric vehicle architectures — the battery, motor and platform — will be 70 percent commonized with alliance partners Renault and Mitsubishi.
Battery supply chains will be a top focus on the long-term strategy, the person familiar with the thinking said. The road map also is expected to spell out market-by-market strategies for Nissan, envision the future of alliance relations and touch on industry conundrums, such as how to keep vehicles affordable in an age of increasingly sophisticated and expensive technologies.