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Nissan IMs EV Sports Sedan Concept Breaks Cover

Nissan reveals latest EV concept at North American International Auto Show…

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Nissan has taken the wraps off its new electric vehicle concept, the IMs, Monday at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

The ‘elevated’ sports sedan is the latest in the Japanese manufacturer’s Intelligent Mobility lineup, joining the IDs and IMx models presented in recent years.

Featuring dual electric motors capable of 484 hp and 590 lb-ft of torque, the all-wheel-drive concept provides an estimated range of 380 miles with its 115 kWh battery.

Other features include a slipstream cabin arch over a B-pillar-less interior space, which is aimed to enhance its “technical modernity and premium high-quality appearance” and 22-inch wheels that provide the raised appearance.

Its extended wheelbase also provides additional interior space that allows for a “lounge-like” rear cabin, providing a 2+1+2 seat design.

No plans have been announced for the IMs to enter production.

“This bold Nissan IMs concept represents the birth of an entirely new segment of vehicle – an elevated, electrified sports sedan,” said Denis Le Vot, senior vice president, chairman of Management Committee, Nissan North America, Inc..

“It makes sense that the first automaker to bring the world a mass-market EV would bring you the future of the electric high-performance sports sedan.”

In addition to the recently announced longer-range 2019 Nissan Leaf e+, the automaker plans to launch seven all-electric vehicles by 2022.

Photo: Nissan

Photo: Nissan

Photo: Nissan

Photo: Nissan

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of e-racing365. Dagys, who launched the industry-leading Sportscar365 in 2013, spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for Channel, and contributes to other publications worldwide. Contact John

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    January 15, 2019 at 5:04 am

    I was happy to hear the guy from Nissan say that Gen Z customers are showing a preference for sleeker vehicles. Which hopefully will spell the end of inefficient, ridiculous SUVs and common sense prevailing in the end.

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