The Japanese based automaker Nissan is planning to develop its very own version of the Renault Twizy, which should make its way onto the market over the following years.
The announcement has been made b the company’s head of product planning, Etienne Henry, who has recently spoken to the guys at Automotive News Europe. According to the carmaker’s official, the new Nissan model, which will be inspired by the Twizy, will try to combine the all-weather protection of a car with the agility of a motorcycle.
“The Twizy is also trying to combine these, but we think there are optimizations possible with this kind of vehicle”, said Etienne Henry.
No more details on the Nissan version of the Twizy are being known for the moment, but as a quick reminder, the Renault vehicle is coming in two versions, with 5 HP and 33 Nm of torque, the Twizy 45, and the Twizy 80, which can accelerate up to 80 km/h. Renault says that for the Twizy 45, no driver’s license is required and this version can be driven by 16-year olds if they get their road safety certification first, while the for the Twizy 80, an A or B driver’s license is required. The Twizy is 2,32 meters long, 1,19 meters wide and 1,46 meters tall, with a curb weight of 450 kg.