The futuristic Nissan IMs concept, with its innovative new proportions and stretched interior space – including a unique “Premier Seat” 2 + 1 + 2 seating architecture – has made its North American International Auto Show debut. This vehicle was designed to create an entirely new vehicle segment, the elevated sports sedan. Featuring electric all-wheel drive, full autonomous drive capability, and dual electric motors (front and rear) generating 483 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque, paired with a 115-kWh battery that provides an estimated range of 380 miles on a single charge. The exterior also sports holographic rear tail lamps and a B-pillar-less 4-door body structure with reverse-opening rear doors for easy access to the interior, while a a traditional Japanese Asanoha geometric graphic pattern has been applied in gold over the IMs concept’s smoked glass roof surface. Read more for another video, additional pictures and information.
The IMs concept’s interior places a priority on the vehicle’s interior space, so all powertrain components have been tucked completely away underneath the cabin floor. When in manual driving mode, its interior becomes a driver-centric cockpit with advanced driver-assistance technology and multi-level information displays, giving full vehicle control to the driver. In autonomous mode, the IMs concept transforms from an engaging driver’s car to a fully self-driving vehicle, allowing the driver to engage in conversation with passengers, catch up on work or enjoy the numerous entertainment options.
“This IMs concept is the latest example of how we envision the future of mobility as we head toward our goal of zero emissions and zero fatalities on the road. It is an advanced study in progressive proportions, which has resulted in a completely new type of elevated sports sedan. Combining a sleek and sexy exterior with a warm cavernous cabin, the IMs concept offers a fresh kind of driving experience, manually, autonomously and virtually,” said Denis Le Vot, senior vice president, chairman of Management Committee, Nissan North America, Inc.