Nissan is currently testing special new paint technology that repels mud, rain and dirt, effectively creating a self-cleaning car that you may never need to take to the car wash.
Since this is being developed by Nissan in Europe, the first application of this specially engineered super-hydrophobic and oleophobic paint has been to the all-new European market Nissan Note. They’ll be testing the paint on this Note at the Nissan Technical Centre Europe to see how it fares in different types of weather conditions.
The technology is called Ultra-Ever Dry and this is the first time that its been used on automotive bodywork. It works by creating a layer of air between the paint and the environment that stops standing water and road spray from staying on the paint.
So far, the paint has performed well against rain, spray, frost, sleet and standing water. Although they are testing this all out on a Nissan Note, there are no plans just yet make it standard on any Nissan vehicle. The coating could possibly be offered as an aftermarket option at some point in the future.
Check out this video of the specially treated Nissan Note in action…
And here’s our first drive and review of the 2014 Nissan Versa Note…
Nicole Wakelin fell in love with cars as a teenager when she got to go for a ride in a Ferrari. It was red and it was fast and that was all that mattered. Game over. She considers things a bit more carefully now, but still has a weakness for fast, beautiful cars. Nicole also writes for NerdApproved and GeekMom.