During the recent Tokyo Motor Show, Nissan took the opportunity to launch several new and updated models, and among them are the Nissan IDx siblings, IDx Freeflow and IDx NISMO concepts.
Seen above, the beige IDx Freeflow is the more toned down version of the IDx NISMO. And although it’s not mentioned in Nissan’s press release, it’s quite clear that the IDx twins’ looks are heavily inspired by the 1970s Nissan Skyline GTR, although powertrain wise, they are not intended as a GTR replacement.
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According to the design team, these cars are co-creation concepts designed for people who are not interested in cars. They are not meant to be pretentious nor luxurious. It’s much like a pair of jeans, it seems.
Anyway, the IDx Freeflow is powered by a 1.2L – 1.5L gasoline engine mated to a CVT transmission, while the IDx NISMO gets a high performance yet eco friendly 1.6L turbocharged engine mated with a 6 speed pseudo manual CVT gearbox. Good thing is, both these twins are offered in a FR configuration, so this could be Nissan’s take on Toyota/Subaru’s GT86/BRZ twins.
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