NISSAN'S IMX CROSSOVER CONCEPT IS ALL-ELECTRIC AND FULLY-AUTONOMOUSDate: 2017-10-25
Nissan premiered their latest concept at the Tokyo Motor Show, which is fully-autonomous and all-electric. Teased on numerous occasions in the past few weeks, the IMx concept adopts the Japanese firm's EV platform and therefore features a large cabin, low centre of gravity and promises to provide "sharp handling".
Power is provided by two electric motors, one driving the rear wheels and the other the front. All together they deliver 429 horsepower and 700 Nm of torque and receive juice from a high-capacity battery that provides a range of 600 km, significantly more than the Nissan Leaf.
The concept car features an updated version of the Nissan ProPILOT which allows for fully-autonomous driving. When a human driver enables the system, the steering wheel is automatically stowed in the dashboard and the seats are reclined. As soon as ProPILOT is disabled, the steering wheel and seats return to their normal position.
In designing the IMx, Nissan says it took design inspiration from the Japanese concept 'ma'; a sense of space and time and 'wa'; a term for harmony. The crossover adopts a clean and sporty design with an expansive windscreen, glass roof and minimalist cabin.
We will have to wait and see if the Nissan IMx will reach the production line.