Nissan's new creation has everything you can ask for in a concept: a high-performance electric powertrain, augmented reality, autonomous capability, and a wild design.Debuting at the Detroit auto show, the Nissan IMs concept is neither a sedan nor a crossover, although Nissan says it's closer to the former. Nissan calls it an "elevated sports sedan." It has unusual proportions, and since there is no B-pillar, it has reverse-opening rear doors that make it easier to enter. The flush lighting, invisible door handles, and wing cameras replacing traditional outside mirrors contribute to a low drag coefficient.Although it's not immediately apparent, Nissan has given the concept a lunar theme, saying the roofline is inspired by the shape of the moon. Gold-colored accents on the roof rails hints at "the ring of moonlight created by an eclipse." The model receives a paint job that evokes an imaginary material on the moon, according to Nissan. Inside, dark fabrics set apart with light … [Read more...] about Nissan IMs Concept is a High-Riding Electric Sedan
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Nissan IMs Concept; Manufacturer images Looks like: An autonomous electric car that's not weird, unless you think those all-wheel-drive "four-door coupes" so beloved by European luxury brands (e.g., the BMW X6) are weird Defining characteristics: Sleek, chiseled styling wrapped around a lounge-like interior with a video gamer's dashboard Ridiculous features: Rear seat converts to a central BarcaLounger throne for autonomous commuting; augmented-reality front "passenger" avatar to keep lonely occupants company Chance of being mass-produced: Slim as an overall concept. Minus the more exotic details, the shapely exterior and electric drivetrain could hit the road tomorrow, but the interior is strictly show business. Nissan is not pitching its new IMs all-wheel-drive electric concept car as an SUV, a body style being stretched beyond recognition these days — nor did it adopt the even fuzzier logic of "four-door-coupe," though it resembles one. Instead, the automaker says … [Read more...] about Nissan IMs Concept Wraps Exotic Tech in Shapely Sedan
The match is set and Nissan is ready to serve up its latest concept vehicles at the 2019 Tokyo Auto Salon next month. Brand ambassador and Japanese tennis Grand Slam champ Naomi Osaka helped design a funky X-Trail—you know it better as the Rogue—compact crossover SUV that looks like it may have rolled off the set of a Marvel movie. Apparently, the little SUV's matte black and gold exterior was inspired by one of Osaka's favorite hats, and it also sports a black interior with tan leather accents. Also on display is another partnership with the tennis star, but this one will be offered to the public: a limited-edition Nissan GT-R in Midnight Opal, a tasty shade of dark purple with a tan and black interior that Nissan says Osaka helped choose. It's also available in white or black, and Nissan says it will build 50 of the special GT-Rs. It features LED high-mounted brake lights on its carbon-fiber rear wing and gets a numbered gold plate under the hood. The car will only go on … [Read more...] about Nissan Juke Concept Makes Tracks for Tokyo
August 1, 2018, 2:44 pm by Justin King The flagship performance coupe is not expected to be replaced until the next decade. Nissan has promised to preview the next-generation GT-R with a new concept car.Speaking at an event in India, the company's senior VP of global design, Alfonso Albaisa, promised that the next GT-R will not take inspiration from the limited-edition Italdesign GT-R50 concept that appeared earlier this year."The GT-R50 is not the next GT-R," he said, as quoted by IndianAutosBlog. "It's a celebration about the people behind GTR. They are really not concept cars, they are collector cars."Recent reports suggest executives are referring to the next flagship coupe as "the fastest super sports car in the world." It will ride upon an entirely new platform, perhaps with some level of electrification to increase performance.Engineers are currently working out the details on the platform and powertrain before the design process moves to the next stage. Albaisa recently … [Read more...] about Nissan promises concept to preview next GT-R
In some ways, VW’s Atlas Cross Sport Concept is just that: A concept vehicle at an auto show loaded with gee-wiz features. In a lot of other ways, this is just VW’s latest SUV. But the real key to the Atlas Cross Sport Concept can be found in the press materials when VW says, “Atlas five-seater shows that Volkswagen has a serious SUV strategy.” In other words, “take our SUVs seriously.” Well, should we take the Atlas Cross Sport Concept seriously? Up To Speed For those out of the loop, the quick sketch is that SUVs are a big deal. People want them, for a number of reasons you don’t have to be Sigmund Freud to really figure out. And car makers want to sell them, because the profit margins are higher than traditional cars. So, bottom line: Everybody wants in on the SUV game. And Volkswagen is kind of late to the party. So, their Atlas Cross Sport Concept has to hit all the right notes and make an impression. The Atlas Cross Sport Concept sits … [Read more...] about Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport Concept: A Serious Contender?