Nissan IMX Concept Car

Say Nissan and you might picture a bland little runaround travelling the wrong way down the motorway. But you probably won’t imagine a wild coupe crossover apparently inspired by a fantastical creature from the deep. But Nissan’s IMX is definitely more underwater sci-fi than wrong-way Micra. It looks incredible. Nissan has refined the excess of IMX into the more realistic Nissan Ariya, which should look a lot like a production car due 2021. But if you’re keen to lease in the UK right now, how about leasing the Hyundai Kona Electric or Kia e-Niro instead. If you wanna chat just drop us a note or call us on 020 8012 8190.

Design

We're liking what we're seeing
The IMX is based on many of the same under-bits as Nissan’s very sensible Leaf, but thankfully there’s a big dose of not-very-sensible lurking in the IMX. So while twin electric motors provide all-wheel drive to help stop you slithering off the road, and the battery is good for around 373 miles, there’s also a whopping great 423bhp – enough to make most hot hatchbacks wobble, let alone your driving instructor.

Interior

A homely interior
Nissan says the IMX interior is inspired by the sense of space in Japanese homes. We say the four ‘floating’ white seats could’ve come straight from a hair salon. But whatever, this is a seriously next-level car interior. Trick details include an OLED instrument panel controlled by gestures and eye movements, and what appears to be wood-grained trim that wraps right round the cabin but is all digitally rendered. Presumably compulsory to bow and remove shoes before entering.

Exterior

Driver optional
Nissan is imagining how its semi-autonomous Propilot system might evolve for a fully autonomous future with the IMX. Engage the tech and the steering wheel retracts and all the seats can recline, meaning those who trust absolutely in a machine with no fear-reflex can max and relax for hours on end.
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