Last year it was a self-cleaning rear camera. This time around, Nissan has announced it's testing a new dirt-repelling paint.
Taking its cues from the aftermarket, Nissan is working with UltraTech International in developing the “innovative nano-paint technology” dubbed Ultra-Ever Dry.
The carmaker describes the coating as a “specially engineered super-hydrophobic and oleophobic paint” - which means that it repels dirt, mud, rain and other muck encountered on the daily commute.
The technology works, Nissan says, by creating a protective buffer of air between the body paint and the environment, preventing grime and road spray from leaving marks.
This latest paint technology follows reports in recent years that some brands - including Nissan luxury arm Infiniti and homeland rival Lexus - had developed a special self-healing paint.
As for Ultra-Ever Dry, Nissan says that while offering the technology as a factory option is not currently planned, the carmaker is considering introducing it as an aftermarket dealer option.
For now, Nissan is testing the paint’s long-term viability and how it reacts to different environments and conditions over time.
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