Nissan has unveiled the IMk, a 100% electric concept car that combines cutting-edge technologies and powerful EV acceleration.
It describe the car as the ‘ultimate urban commuter’.
Nissan says the IMk comes with a range of technologies to assist drivers and represents another step toward fully autonomous driving.
For example. the smartphone-enabled ProPILOT Remote Park feature with valet parking feature can search for a parking space automatically after the driver has stepped out of the car.
Satoru Tai, executive design director at Nissan, says: “The IMk fuses a modern, clean look, driven by its Japanese heritage, with cutting-edge EV technology. Unconstrained by conventional concepts of the kei car segment, its design is interwoven with Japanese culture. It’s a luxury small EV that I hope a lot of customers are going to drive.”
Tai adds: “We incorporated `Japanese DNA’ into the design of the IMk. For example, the bumper, wheels, tires, windows, tail lamps, roof and high mount spoiler treatment borrow from the flowing patterns of mizuhiki, a thin twine made of Japanese rice paper. Just as mizuhiki flows naturally by design, on the IMk this flowing pattern blends the front, sides, and rear of the concept together for a completely new presence, outside and inside.”
“The shield, which replaces the grille in gasoline-powered vehicles, represents a new signature element in our redefined design language. It follows function with style, giving the vehicle visual strength and inspiration while also providing protection and advanced technology underneath, including sensors and electronics,” says Tai.
The IMk will be one of 14 models shown off by Nissan at the 46th Tokyo Motor Show from October 25th through to November 4th.