- nissan announced two new ev models that will be built in mississippi starting in 2025.
- one will be a nissan and one will be an infiniti, and teaser photos reveal that they both have sedan-like silhouettes.
- these are part of nissan's plan to launch 15 evs by 2030.
nissan announced that it will build two new ev models for the u.s. at its plant in canton, mississippi, starting in 2025. one will be badged as a nissan and the other as an infiniti, and what's perhaps most surprising about these new electric models is that they appear to be passenger cars rather than crossovers.
teaser videos show that both the nissan and the infiniti have low-slung silhouettes suggesting that they will either be sedans or four-door hatchbacks. the two are likely to share underpinnings and powertrains, with the infiniti version likely to offer distinct styling and a more upscale interior. we think the nissan might look like the ims concept shown in 2019, while the infiniti could take cues from the qs inspiration concept (pictured below).
what nissan and infiniti will call these models is anyone's guess, but we wouldn't be surprised if the nissan version effectively replaces the maxima in the lineup and adopts that familiar moniker. likewise, the infiniti version could take over for the aging q50.
we will likely find out more information about nissan's plans in the coming months, although these models themselves won't start production in mississippi until 2025. in the meantime, the company plans to launch the 2023 ariya electric crossover in the u.s. later this year. it will start at $47,125 and will be built in japan. by 2030, nissan says it plans to launch 15 electric vehicles; earlier this year the company showed several ev concepts including a pickup truck, a convertible sports car, and several small suvs.