Nissan's Senior Vice President of Global Design, Alfonso Albaisa shared hits thoughts on the inspiration behind the new all-electric IMx concept - the first all-electric crossover from Nissan.
According to Albaisa, the visuals of the latest concept is defined by the technology itself.
The Nissan IMx is full of technology (as one expects from a concept), as it hints at a new all-electric, double-motor all-wheel drive platform and autonomous driving of the future.
Specifically, the IMx is the foreshadow vehicle to the upcoming all-electric utility vehicle that Nissan promised on the market by 2019.
With that said, Nissan doesn't really want to talk about any future EV offerings (or longer range options) with the new 2018 LEAF arriving in Europa and the US in January.
Silence and the effortless freedom of the electric power-train is translated into simpler shapes and dynamic styling; which if we are being honest was either a hit or miss with show-goers. Our word to describe the reaction to the IMx would be polarizing, and as such, we don't expect the ultimate Nissan CUV in production to be near this radical.
The interior is said to welcome the owner with peace and harmony, but all the elements found inside play a role - even the wood is digital, and assists to present what is around the vehicle through illumination.
Nissan IMx quick spec:
- up to 600 km (373 miles) of range in JC08 (which means about 225 miles/360 km translated to real world/EPA driving)
- double-motor all-wheel drive - 320 kW and 700 Nm of system output