Nissan has created a new test facility in Japan which is expected to enhance the quality of its 4×4 vehicles.
The "extreme" test track has been constructed in Motegi and covers an area of 2.3 hectares, making it among the largest in Japan.
A range of different driving conditions have been emulated on the route, meaning that Nissan’s 4×4 models, such as the X-Trail and the Safari, will be equipped to handle driving situations all over the world.
A rock section has been built to replicate mountain terrain, as well as a desert road and a slope at a 30-degree incline.
These hard conditions have been created to ensure that Nissan’s four-wheel drive vehicles are as reliable and robust as possible.
The findings of the tests will also be used to inform the development of new off-road technologies and improve the reliability and endurance of future Nissan 4x4s.
Nissan’s Motegi test track is one of a range of testing facilities owned by the automaker, with three others in Japan and one in Arizona.