Nissan IMk Concept, the Kei Car switches to electric

Nissan has introduced the Nissan IMk, the new zero-emission concept that embodies the future of Nissan Intelligent Mobility and the new design language of the Japanese firm. This “ultimate urban commuter” combines a compact body, an elegant and sophisticated design with the latest technologies and powerful electric drivetrain.

This concept car also contributes to making Nissan Smart Mobility a reality, that is, the brand’s vision for changing how vehicles are powered, driven, and connected to society. The new Nissan IMk will be presented at the 46th Tokyo Motor Show (from 25 October to 4 November).

Equipped with the latest ProPILOT advanced assistance technologies and connectivity features, IMk offers a preview of how urban-driven cars can be in the near future.

The bench-style seat, with a dimpled texture, promotes a relaxing, welcome space that gives the impression of sitting on a floating cloud.
The bench-style seat, with a dimpled texture, promotes a relaxing, welcome space that gives the impression of sitting on a floating cloud.

Nissan IMk reflects a minimalist aesthetic, starting from the new Nissan design philosophy, called “Timeless Japanese Futurism.” The length of the small Japanese concept is 3.43 meters, its width and barely 1.51 meters, and its height does not exceed 1.64 meters.

The interior reminds us of the atmosphere of a cafeteria or lounge since it incorporates a white bench-style seat that promotes a relaxing, welcome space. The system recognizes the driver and automatically sets their seat settings, climate, and infotainment preferences.

Interlocking with the lower door section is wood slats that are a nod to the Japanese wood joinery technique of kigumi, which creates a sense of inner calm. Dark coffee-colored floor carpeting with woven strands of metallic fiber enhances the cozy, relaxing setting. The driver can connect to the vehicle through his smartphone to authenticate his identity and automatically apply his personal settings (seat position, interior lighting, air conditioning, etc.).

During the journey, passengers can enjoy Invisible-to-Visible technology, which analyzes the environment of the vehicle, and anticipates future obstacles, ensuring maximum safety at all times.

Nissan hasn’t revealed any detail about the powertrain, performance, or battery life of the concept other than saying that it will be based on their experience with the Leaf. But it promised to release those details at the Tokyo Motor Show.



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