What’s Up! Nissan Leaf Pickup Version
This is a Nissan Leaf Pickup and it’s real — not photoshopped – although it is a one-off creation. The Nissan Technical Center in Stanfield, Arizona has a bounty of creative types to build and test a variety of models for Nissan. And this Leaf Pickup Truck is the result of a project that employees fabricated using components from a Nissan Frontier.
The Nissan Leaf Pickup Truck is called “Sparky”. The engineers at Nissan cut the back half of a Leaf Electric car and bolted the mattress from a Frontier pickup as an alternative to creating this one-of-a-type store automotive. They also cut 10-inches from the width and about 4-inches from the depth.
We tried to keep it a secret and be exciting for everybody. But we have visitors come and when they see that truck, they go straight to “what is it?”, said Roland Schellenberg, Nissan Durability & Reliability.
Beyond the polished concept and design studies, automakers sometimes build unique vehicles simply because they have all the parts and tools lying around and, as Nissan says, “why not?” That type of open-minded thinking gave way to this Nissan Leaf Pickup. Congratulations Team! It won’t replace the Ford F150 Truck any time soon but it is a cool idea.
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