Nissan IMx KURO electric concept vehicleMarch 6, 2018
The Nissan IMx KURO electric crossover concept vehicle has been unveiled at the Geneva International Motor Show, marking the European debut of the IMx.
The Nissan IMx KURO zero-emission concept vehicle adopts Nissan’s new electric vehicle platform. It allows the floor to be completely flat, resulting in a large cabin and a lower centre of gravity.
The IMx KURO is propelled by a pair of high-output electric motors at the front and rear, giving it all-wheel-drive capability. They combine to produce 320 kW of power and 700 Nm of torque – more than the Nissan GT-R supercar – sourced from a high-capacity battery that’s been redesigned and re-engineered for increased energy density. This new battery supports a driving range of more than 370 miles on a single charge.
At the core of the Nissan IMx KURO’s technological features is a future version of ProPILOT that offers fully autonomous operation. When ProPILOT drive mode is selected, the system stows the steering wheel inside the dashboard and reclines all seats, giving the driver more space and allowing the vehicle’s occupants to relax and enjoy their commute. When Manual drive mode is selected, the vehicle returns the steering wheel and seats to their original position, transferring control back to the driver.
‘Nissan Intelligent Integration’ means that after transporting its owner to the airport, for example, the IMx KURO can park itself in a spot where the vehicle can connect to the local power grid and act as a ‘virtual’ power plant by returning electricity to the grid, an extension of its vehicle-to-home and vehicle-to-building features. Once the owner returns, the IMx KURO can pick them up at the terminal and drive home.
Artificial intelligence enables the driver to control the instrument panel with eye movements and hand gestures. This intuitive interface results in fewer physical controls and switches.