After announcing a new alliance between Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi, it’s no surprise then that when Mitsubishi unveiled their e-Evolution all-electric SUV at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show, Nissan too have an electric crossover for the world.
The new concept vehicle called Nissan IMx, is Nissans vision of how cars of the future will be powered, driven and integrated with society. Offering unprecedented driving pleasure in a zero-emission vehicle.
Before we proceed, let us discuss performance. It may not look like it but the IMx Concept is a proper high-performance crossover. Powered by two electric motors – one on each axle giving it all-wheel drive capabilities – the electric motors give a combined output of 320 kW or 429 hp and a mind bending 700 Nm of twisting force! The All that performance and Nissan claims that the crossover can cover over 600 km on a single charge. Key performance figures are unavailable at the moment, but we have no doubt it will blow most hot hatches out of the water.
Complimenting that electric drivetrain is Nissans next-generation ProPILOT fully automous technology that when activated, assumes full control of the vehicle and allows the driver to sit back and relax. In ProPILOT drive mode, the steering wheel is stowed away neatly, and the seats recline to a comfortable position allowing occupants to relax throughout the entire commute. Drivers can always regain full control over the vehicle if they so wish with a push of a button.
On to its exterior design, Nissan has given the IMx a clean and sporty appeal while featuring some familiar signature cues such as the V-Motion grille. The Vermillion accent that contrasts with the Pearl White paintjob, is inspired by uramasari, which describes the beauty and extravagance found on the inside of traditional Japanese kimonos.
The cabin architecture was inspired by traditional Japanese house that eludes a sense of openness. Wood grain trims found on the lower section of the interior gives the occupants a subtle sense of outside.