The new Nissan Leaf with the IMx concept is expected to become a breakthrough model making battery-electric vehicles mainstream in the true sense. First introduced last October in the Tokyo Show the IMx concept promises a 612km range after a single charge. It is equipped with a dual-motor all-wheel-drive powertrain which is expected to generate 435hp of power and 700Nm of torque. The IMx will feature the next generation of its autonomous ProPilot technology. The cabin of the car is expected to draw inspiration from traditional Japanese culture wherein the houses are tiny and rooms have multiple purposes.
The interior of the car is thus bigger courtesy flat doors, pushed back dashboard, under bonnet HVAC and under floor battery pack. The cabin trim is slightly different as well with an alternating laminate of wood and translucent plastic which can be illuminated from behind. On the exterior front the IMx will reflect Nissan’s next-generation design language and just like the interior will closely resemble Japanese culture. Instead of a muscular appearance the manufacturer has preferred a lighter feel and sheer surfaces for the car that is synonymous with purity.