Nissan have announced the Nissan IMX Concept, their vision for the future of their vehicles. It is rumoured to provide the base for the next generation of Nissan crossovers and looks very interesting indeed.
The Japanese automaker showed the Nissan IMX Concept at the Tokyo Motor Show. It is an EV concept vehicle with 600km of range and is fully autonomous, as it would be. The drivetrain is made up of a pair of electric motors that generate the equivalent of 429 hp and a battery pack low in the chassis.
‘The IMx zero-emission crossover concept vehicle embodies the future of Nissan Intelligent Mobility,’ said Daniele Schillaci, executive vice president for global marketing and sales, zero-emission vehicles and the battery business.
‘Through Nissan Intelligent Mobility, Nissan is committed to changing the way people and cars communicate, as well as how cars interact with society in the near future and beyond.’
The Nissan IMX Concept is predicted to include a much more advanced version of ProPILOT that includes fully autonomous capabilities. The steering wheel slides into the dashboard and the seats recline. The dashboard itself becomes an entertainment centre to help pass the time now you’re not required to drive.
Here is a video featuring the Nissan IMX Concept:
As you can see, the vision is a good one. The design of the IMX looks great and while futuristic, not too futuristic so that you cannot imagine it ever being produced. In fact, Nissan have said some aspects of the IMX will be introduced in their vehicles from 2020 as more EVs and more autonomy is developed and made practical.
The EVs is very futuristic and some elements, like those suicide doors that seemingly every concept includes, will not make it to production. The exterior design won’t work quite yet but with a few tweaks, could easily work on the roads of the year 2020.