Friday, January 28, 2022
News Nissan actually engineers its vehicles New-Car smell

Nissan actually engineers its vehicles New-Car smell

Nissan specifically engineers its cars scent

  • Nissan has ʺOdor Engineersʺ working in Europe, Japan and the United States

  • These employees work to create a more pleasant smell for customers

  • A new car’s smell comes from the various materials and adhesives used in its fabrication

A lot more thought goes into the smell of a car than it seems. Indeed, manufacturers, such as Nissan, have employees dedicated to make sure the odor of a new vehicle is pleasant.

The smell typically associated with new cars comes from the plastics, the foam, the leather, the adhesives and the rubbers used in their construction.

These materials create gases as they slowly evaporate which gives a smell that is often common among many of an automaker’s products, and this is by design.

Nissan employs ʺOdor Engineersʺ whose job it is to smell different substances to be used in an automobile and to choose the ones which would cause a pleasant scent.

Since chemicals and gasses are involved, many countries such as Japan and China have laws destined to regulate air quality in new vehicles, which adds complexity to the engineer’s task.

2021 Nissan Qashqai
2021 Nissan Qashqai | Photo: Nissan

Nissan’s odor testers smell all of the components used in their vehicles under different environmental conditions to make sure their scent doesn’t get overbearing during hot or cold weather.

According to Peter Karl Eastland, odour evaluation lead engineer at Nissan’s European technical center, his job is even more important in electric vehicles since the lack of sound coming from the drivetrain means passenger’s senses shift more toward smell.

Trending Now

The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance will Introduce 30 New EVs by 2030

This will be part of a plan to triple EV investments The Alliance also aims for price parity of compact EVs by 2025 ...

Lotus Teased the Type 135 Electric Sports Car that will be Launched in 2026

Lotus is going all electric since the recently launched Emira is the brand’s last model to be solely powered by fossil fuels The...

The Ineos Grenadier is Headed for Production in 2023

The Grenadier is an Off-roader inspired by the original Land Rover Defender It will be powered by a BMW powertrain with three locking...

Nissan Recalls 793,000 Units of the Rogue in North America

Corrosion in an electrical connector could cause a fire The affected model is the 2014-2016 Rogue A solution to the problem is currently...

Ford has Now Received 10,000 Orders for the e-Transit

The e-Transit is an electric version of Ford’s delivery van The orders are from about 300 customers, including Walmart The most popular model...

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.