Nissan unveils IMx concept to electric and self-driving SUV

Nissan Motor Company Ltd. introduced the Nissan IMx concept combining electric power and autonomous driving. Futuristic crossovers perform at the Tokyo Motor Show 2017 and bring technology to show future electric cars more complicated in interior and exterior design harmony.

Tinuku Nissan unveils IMx Concept to electric and self-driving SUV

Nissan said the design is intended to erode the differentiation between the exterior and the interior where automakers consider less important in the era of self-driving cars. OLED panorama acts as a virtual window to display an outside environment background. Wood trim takes shōji literature to translate traditional Japanese paper screens.

IMx is powered by two electric motors for each axle. It gives the all-wheel drive vehicle has a combined output of 430 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque. Nissan claims 600 kilometers (373 miles) of mileage in a single charge and excess electricity can be channeled back home as a power plant.

The driver switches between manual and autonomous mode where the steering wheel enters the dashboard. Nissan hopes to sell autonomous production cars entirely, but for now only offers the ProPilot and IMx systems not scheduled to be produced soon.