Nissan has confirmed that the IMx Concept which premiered in late 2017 will make its way to production with a bespoke platform.
During discussions with Motor 1 at CES 2018 in Las Vegas, Nissan’s executive vice president for global marketing and sales, Daniele Schillaci, revealed that the road-going IMx will have unique underpinnings but failed to provide further specifics.
When quizzed about whether or not the “bespoke platform” in question is part of a scalable architecture from Renault-Nissan’s ‘Alliance 2022’ plan, Schillaci again failed to provide a detailed answer. The executive’s use of the word ‘bespoke’ suggests that the IMx won’t use the same platform as the latest-generation Leaf, as originally expected.
Details of the road-going IMx remain unknown. For now, all we know is that the concept utilized two electric motors delivering a total of 430 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque. When paired with a sizeable battery pack, a range exceeding 373 miles (600 km) is reportedly achievable.
If the current Leaf is anything to go by, all of these figures will decrease for the production model.