Nissan presented a new type of sedan at the Detroit auto show. The IMs concept combining the high ride of a crossover, a futuristic silhouette on a four-door body, and a unique “2+1+2” seating layout, a new category named “elevated sports sedan” was born.
The key concept of the elevated sport sedan is the high performance quality. The IMs utilises an all-wheel-drive system powered by two motors – one at the front axle and one at the rear – that produce 483 hp and 799 Nm of torque combined. A 115-kWh battery provides an estimated range of 611 km when fully charged. The concept is equipped with full autonomous drive capability while having the manual piloting option.
The IMs concept doesn’t have a grille, while the signature V motif is presented through the placement of the LED headlamps on the front fascia. The handles on the suicide doors are hidden for not ruining the sleek flow of lines, while the 22-inch wheels further enhance the sportiness of the concept.
The interior of the concept is the most futuristic you have ever seen. Boasting the digital dashboard, retractable rectangular steering wheel, and gold details adorn throughout the dark interior. The innovative layout features the largest “Premier Seat” in the back row, converted by folding down the backrest of two side seats and using the backrests as armrests. During autonomous drive mode, the driver can turn around to chat with the second row passengers, and the head and rear lights will turn blue as an indicator for other road users.