To celebrate the 20th anniversary of its European design center in London, Nissan has unveiled the Concept 20-23. This is an all-new urban electric sports concept car, with the reveal taking place on a floating barge anchored right outside the Nissan Design Europe (NDE) facility in the Paddington area of the British capital.
The Concept 20-23 was designed by a team that includes some of the younger members of NDE. Its design reflects a simple, uncompromised vision of a car they would want to drive on the city streets where they work. It essentially provides a glimpse of what the production version of the new Micra will look like, which is expected to launch in the second half of 2025 and will be purely electric.
The name reflects the 20 years of NDE’s presence in the heart of London, as well as the traditional number 2 (ni) 3 (san) of the company and the current year.
This model is part of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance’s plan for its electric transition, with an investment of over 23 billion euros in the next five years.
By 2030, they will introduce 35 new electric vehicles, with 90% of them based on five common platforms: CMF-AEV, KEI-EV, LCV-EV, CMF-EV, and CMF-BEV. Each platform will cover a different vehicle category.
The CMF-BEV platform is in development and will be launched in 2024. It will underpin the Renault 5, the successor to the Nissan Micra, and an Alpine model. All three will be manufactured in France and have a range of up to 400 kilometers per charge.
From now on, every new model that Nissan offers in Europe will be fully electric, and the entire lineup will transition to electric by 2030. Globally, the company will introduce 19 new electric models by 2030, with at least two-thirds of them available in Europe.