Nissan IMk electric concept introduced in TokyoOctober 23, 2019
Installed on a custom platform, the new concept is introduced by Nissan as a compact electric car.
Nissan introduced a new concept car at the Tokyo Motor Show, which demonstrates the brand’s new design language and suggests that Nissan has not yet abandoned the urban car segment. The IMk concept is a square, five-door, fully electric A-segment key car. With a length of only 3,434 mm, a width of 1,512 mm and a height of 1,644 mm, it relies on a completely new platform created specifically for electric vehicles, and suggests that Nissan could compete with the upcoming Honda e and the next generation of any Fiat 500.
Nissan says the appearance and proportions of the car depend on what will be the brand’s next design philosophy. Described as “eternal Japanese futurism”, the exterior is characterized by a new, simplified approach, characterized by smooth surfaces and lines using the brand-name external interface of the V-motion brand.
According to Nissan chief designer Satoru Tai about the Nissan IMk interior, the “luxurious little EV” has bench seats with bright white dimpled upholstery designed to create the impression of being on a cloud. The entire interior is laced with copper shades, which are also used outside, and the lower sections of the doors are decorated with wooden battens, while the carpet also has a dark coffee shade.
The instrument panel does not have any physical controls other than the steering wheel. Everything is displayed on a central touch-screen infotainment device, while IMk uses what Nissan calls the Invisible-Vis technology, combining external sensors with cloud computing to anticipate what might happen on the road ahead or around the corner.
According to preliminary data, the bespoke IMk platform seems to reinforce future production models, but specifications have not been disclosed. At the moment, Nissan has only confirmed the existence of the platform and that IMk uses the latest ProPilot driver assistance technology from the brand, with an improved version of the ProPilot 2.0 system installed on current Nissan models. The new technology will allow for remote parking and automatic driving on a single lane on the highway.
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