Nissan's IMx Concept is the future of the company's EV efforts
You've probably been hearing about a new Nissan SUV based on the Leaf for some time now.
This is not that vehicle, but it could be.
Allow me to explain.
This Tokyo Motor Show debut is Nissan's IMX concept and what underpins it may just underpin the next Nissan Leaf, the third generation.
The platform underneath this crossover will underpin 70% of all Nissan EVs by 2022, and it's been designed specifically for the demands of an EV, and that includes packaging space for a large battery, as well as future autonomous hardware.
The IMX features a two-motor all-wheel drive system complete with a gigantic battery pack, good for almost 370 miles of range on the Japanese cycle.
It features 429 horsepower and well over 500 pound feet of torque.
Compared to the sharply creased exterior which if I'm being honest, I'm not quite sold on, the interior is a lot more rounded and organic.
It features floating seats that have 3D printed components as well as laser etched surfaces.
It also features a wrap around olive screen with truly impressive clarity and it keeps tabs on everything, from infotainment to the state of your autonomous technology.
This vehicle is capable of full autonomous running and it will even fold in your pedal and your steering wheel.
And when you want to take control, you can, the steering wheel and the pedals deploy and you could have full manual control.
So as it turns out, the IMX concept isn't a Nissan Leaf SUV at all, it's better.
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