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Nissan's IMx Concept is a futurethink Tokyo Motor Show SUV

Fully autonomous long-range EV shows the way forward for this Japanese automaker.

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Nissan's IMx Concept features sharply creased proportions and a low-slung greenhouse.

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The IMx's nose, in particular, has echoes of Nissan's well-received 2015 IDS hatchback concept.

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A new long-range battery pack promises 600 kilometers -- 373 miles of range -- albeit calculated on Japan's comparatively lenient JC08 cycle.

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An important new chassis underpins the IMx -- it'll provide the basis for many new EVs in the Nissan-Renault Alliance. 

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Like any concept car worth its salt, the IMx features rear-hinged back doors so that showgoers can see inside the cabin more easily.

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It wouldn't be a concept car without some funky patterns in the cabin, as on these power retractable pedals.

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A yoke-style steering wheel folds into the dashboard in an impressive ballet of motion.

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Note the panoramic OLED display band just below the windshield.

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Headrest components are 3D printed.

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A yoke-style steering wheel and pedals fold into a minimalist dashboard when the vehicle is in automated driving mode.

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The front end design is defined as much by negative space as by what's actually there.

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This looks like an excellent place for fall foliage to collect.

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Nissan loves its signature boomerang-shaped lights.

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Oversize wheels are a concept car must.

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Just in case you wonder what you're following on the street...

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A steeply raked windshield and backlight suggest there's not a lot of headroom inside. But then again, this is a showcar.

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Keep clicking or swiping through for more images of Nissan's IMx Concept from the Tokyo Motor Show.

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Floating-mount individual seats automatically recline when the vehicle is in fully autonomous mode.

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The airplane-style yoke folds away when the car is in its automated driving setting.

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Nissan describes this as a "wood grain-patterned display" that "gives occupants a subtle sense of the outside, similar to a shoji, a traditional Japanese paper screen.

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Keep clicking or swiping through for more images of Nissan's IMx Concept SUV.

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