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Nissan is launching 30 new cars globally by 2026. Busy much?

Yup, Nissan is going to working overtime for the foreseeable...

Published: 26 Mar 2024

Nissan has revealed plans to launch 30 - yes, thirty! - new cars in the next couple of years, with 14 combustion-engined models and 16 electrified ones arriving by the end of 2026. Sheesh.

Those are global numbers mind, with the Japanese brand breaking those down into regions: there’s five new models for its home market, seven for North America, eight for China, five for the Middle East, three for India, two for Australasia, two for Africa and six for Europe. Phew – is it time for a lie down?

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Nissan also claims it'll follow those up with a further 18 electrified cars by 2030, ensuring it'll 'cover all segments' by then. No kidding.

There's no real detail given about exactly which models we've got to look forward to, but we do already know that everything coming to Europe will be fully electric.

Of course, we're hoping that our half dozen very much includes a production version of the Nissan Hyper Force concept (GT-R, anyone?), and that the Nissan 20-23 concept makes the cut as well. The company's design chief has already made it clear that sports cars are in his dream plan, so fingers crossed.

Apparently key to all of this are bigger profit margins, which Nissan says it will find by reducing its manufacturing costs by 30 per cent compared to the current Nissan Ariya.

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The brand hopes to do this by maxing out the number of cars sharing platforms, and it also plans to strike some deals with third parties for enhanced technologies, too. Remember that agreement it signed with Honda earlier this month?

Nissan calls this strategy ‘The Arc’, and shareholders will be thrilled to hear that their dividends could be going up by nearly a third as a result. Lucky them.

“The Arc plan shows our path to the future," said Nissan CEO Makoto Uchida. "It illustrates our continuous progression and ability to navigate changing market conditions. This plan will enable us to go further and faster in driving value and competitiveness.

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"Faced with extreme market volatility, Nissan is taking decisive actions guided by the new plan to ensure sustainable growth and profitability.”

Including some Nismo-badged stuff, right?

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