Nissan IMx electric SUV concept unveiled

Nissan IMx Concept
The Nissan IMx Concept was unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show

Nissan has unveiled a new crossover concept, as expected, called the IMx, an all-electric SUV that has a range of 600km.

Also debuting with full autonomous driving mode, the IMx is a showcase of Nissan Intelligent Mobility, which is underpinned by three core strategies – Intelligent Driving, Intelligent Power and Intelligent Integration.

But do we really care about all of that? Not really – you want to know what it goes like, right? Is it really a Tesla Model X killer?

Nissan IMx Concept rear view

We won’t say what’s under the bonnet, because it’s really under the floor.

The new crossover has two high-output electric motors for each axle (one for each wheel making it all-wheel-drive, of course) which 320kW and 700Nm of torque. Safe to say it goes pretty well.

There’s a high-capacity battery which Nissan says has been “redesigned and re-engineered for increased energy density”.

While details about how the extra density has made the difference are scarce – after all, this is a concept and Nissan could say anything – the company says that it will run to 600 kilometers on a single charge.

Another cool feature, which is certainly feasible, is the self parking function. Nissan gives the example of the car autonomously taking its “owner” – not driver – to the airport, the IMx will park itself in a space where it will connect to the local power grid.

Inside, there’s a panoramic OLED instrument panel that brings the outside in by showing a view of the surroundings in the background of its display.

Okay, all very cool stuff, but enough of concepts – now, build it Nissan.

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