Nissan have been playing with a new water repelling (hydrophobic) product called Ultra-Ever Dry by applying it to the paint on a Nissan Note. The idea of the coating is to aid in keeping the car clean longer since it repells water, oil and mud incredibly well.
Nissan will be testing the coating with a mind to possibly offering it as an optional extra in the near future, perhaps even for their entire range of vehicles, not just the Note.
So far, the coating, which is being marketed and sold by UltraTech International Inc®, has responded well to common use cases including rain, spray, frost, sleet and standing water. Whilst there are currently no plans for the technology to be applied to the model as standard, Nissan will continue to consider the coating technology as a future aftermarket option.
Geraldine Ingham, Chief Marketing Manager for Nissan Note, comments:
“The Nissan Note has been carefully engineered to take the stress out of customer driving and Nissan’s engineers are constantly thinking of new ways to make families’ lives easier. We are committed to addressing everyday problems our customers face and will always consider testing exciting, cutting edge technology like this incredible coating application.”