Nissan announces IMX concept electric crossoverSeptember 12, 2019
The novelty will receive a cabin from Nissan Murano and a power reserve of about 480 km.
The next stage in the implementation of Nissan’s plans to produce electric vehicles for the United States is finally taking effect, although for us they are still unclear. Automotive News reports that the Japanese automaker announced a compact electric crossover for US buyers last month. It is expected to become a production version of the IMx concept, shown at the Tokyo Motor Show in 2017, and possibly with elements of a shorter IMx Kuro concept. In dealerships, the brands say that the crossover will be about the size of a Rogue, and the interior will look like Murano.
Built on a new specialized platform, the electric car will become one of 8 new fully electric models that will be launched at the global car market in the coming years, but certainly not before the end of 2021.
Foreign media claim that the exterior design of the production car is only “weakly based” on the IMx concept, with a shortened hood being one of the changes. The new electric SUV will be driven by two electric motors from IMx, the total return of which is 429 hp. power and 700 Nm of torque. It is expected that the range on one battery charge will be about 480 km. The automaker did not disclose the battery capacity at the presentation of the new product to dealers, but it is assumed that it is in the region of 85 kW / h.
However, the set of technologies is very similar to IMx. The demo crossover used the same minimalist approach as in Tesla, as well as in Porsche. The only visible button on the dashboard is the “pulsating start button.” The high-resolution digital instrument cluster lights up when pressed.
Probably, the official debut of the new crossover from Nissan will take place at the Tokyo Motor Show next month. If this happens, Nissan will join demonstration prototypes such as the next-generation Mazda Vision Coupe, next-generation Subaru BRZ / Toyota 86, Acura NSX Type R and Honda EV Sports.
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