New Nissan IMx electric car to be more powerful and the GT-R
Japanese auto major, Nissan has showcased a new electric vehicle concept at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show that the company says is more powerful than its iconic sports car, the GT-R. Nissan has also revealed that this concept EV, named as the Nissan IMx is aimed to be put into production after 2020. The company further said that the new EV’s platform will be shared with its partners, namely Renault and Mitsubishi.
The new Nissan IMx all-electric concept model is set to become the most powerful model in the entire product lineup from Nissan. According to Nissan, the IMx concept model will offer a massive top torque of 700 Nm as against the 637 Nm of torque offered by the Nissan GT-R.
The showcase of the new Nissan IMx indicates the great focus of the Japanese automaker on EV segment, as the concept model gets unveiled just after a month of the introduction of the all new Nissan Leaf, which is the bestselling EV model in the world. Nissan has is concentrating greatly on the EV market as it fears the high popularity of Tesla’s advanced new EVs taking over the market.
The IMx concept also offers a long range of 600 kilometers or 373 miles on a single charge, which is 50 percent more than the range that the new generation Nissan Leaf offers.
The EV market is getting highly heated up as several countries are mandating EV models. As a result, all the global auto giants are working overtime to offer highly advanced new electric cars packed with awesome range, styling, features, automated technology and artificial intelligence.
The 2017 Tokyo Motor Show is witnessing several electric cars, mostly from Japanese carmakers, grabbing most of the attention of the audience. Nissan’s fellow Japanese auto majors - Toyota and Honda, which were mostly concentrating on fuel cell vehicles are also working on new battery powered new EVs.
While Toyota Motor is set to showcase a new fuel cell vehicle concept which is aimed at offering a humongous 1000 kilometer range on a full tank, the company has already displayed its Concept-i, all electric personal commuter to cater to the massive market demands in the future.
Another Japanese car maker, Suzuki Motor Corp has also showcased its e-Survivor, which is a quirky looking all-electric SUV concept braced with AWD system. Meanwhile, Suzuki and Mazda have both revealed that the companies will collaborate with Toyota to build new electric models.
Honda is also planning to electrify at least two thirds of its entire product lineup by 2030. Honda has displayed a new electric sportscar concept that is based on the same platform as the Urban EV concept, which received massive response at its unveiling at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show last month.
Nissan’s partner and yet again Japanese automaker, Mitsubishi Motors has also showcased an advanced electric SUV concept complete with artificial intelligence.
Meanwhile, Nissan has also announced that it will be the first Japanese automaker to participate in the all-electric Formula E racing championship in 2018.