The Nissan IMx, the ideal electric car experience | Esquire Motors
Japanese car manufacturer Nissan’ is looking to take on Tesla’s Model X using its new SUV version of the Leaf 2018. The Nissan IMx is slated to go on sale in 2019.
The Tokyo Motor Show 2017 paved the way for the Japanese car manufacturer to showcase their all-electric crossover concept.
The car that’s claimed to achieve a max range of around 600km (373 miles), comes with a pair of high-output electric motors at both the front and rear of the car, making it all-wheel drive.
In addition, the IMx combines power output of 320kW and 700Nm of torque which would offer powerful acceleration.
It will also feature the ProPILOT technology- which also features on the Leaf 2018- allowing an autonomous driving experience.
“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.” He added.
In terms of the car’s design it borrows elements from both the IDS concept and the Leaf 2018 including the V-Motion grille. Its interior is inspired by a traditional Japanese house, to give the car a sense of ‘openness’.
A full glass roof and sleek narrow headlights give this car an aggressive styling and visual appeal giving it a sporty look. A panoramic OLED instrument panel and the wooden dashboard wraparound to the side of the car to give the car a more inclusive feel.
Additionally, the IMx has a retracting steering wheel and brake and gas pedal which descend into the dashboard and the floor respectively to provide more room for the driver to relax comfortably. Extra room will also be made available with the electric drivetrain. The suicide doors and lack of a B pillar further add to that sense of expansive, usable space.
The car’s interface use cameras placed throughout the vehicle and artificial intelligence to interpret user commands and anticipate their needs, with the intend of minimizing manual controls and other potential distractions.