Electric vehicles were at the heart of the announcements made by Nissan at the Tokyo International Auto Show last week. The Japanese manufacturer indeed unveiled two electric vehicle concepts in addition to announcing some important news about its involvement in Formula E. With the two prototypes presented in Tokyo, Nissan clearly shows its intentions for the future of the brand.
A sportier version of the Nissan Leaf
With the Nissan Leaf Nismo concept unveiled in Tokyo, we get a much more dynamic and much more powerful version of the new generation of the Nissan Leaf. It is essentially a prototype that allows us to see what can happen when the Nismo division puts hands on the Leaf.
We clearly see the three colors Nismo well represented, namely white, red and black. The Nissan Leaf Nismo also has a much more aggressive style including an aerodynamic package, a longer, more accentuated grille and larger wheels.
Nissan IMx concept
The Nissan IMx concept was certainly one of the most impressive models of the Tokyo Motor Show. Equipped with an autonomous, all-electric driving system, Nissan’s sport utility vehicle concept captures the full potential of Nissan and its intelligent mobility philosophy.
The latter aims to minimize emissions while ensuring foolproof safety for Nissan drivers. With the IMx concept, we get a fully electric vehicle that offers 429 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque that are sent to all four wheels. Nothing has been confirmed, but Nissan says the Nissan IMx could travel up to 600 kilometers between charges.
But, the most interesting element of the Nissan IMx is certainly its autonomous driving technology. Indeed, the Japanese brand’s small SUV is able to drive without the intervention of a driver when we press a button provided for this purpose. In doing so, the steering wheel disappears into the dashboard and the driver can rest while the IMx does all the work.
In addition to presenting these two prototypes, Nissan has also announced its intention to enter Formula E in 2018. According to the automaker, this association will allow the brand to further push the development of its electric driving technologies.
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