For its European debut in front of the worldwide audience of the 88th Geneva International Auto Show, Nissan has reworked the Tokyo Motor Show IMx concept presented last fall into the new IMx Kuro.
It’s not only a vision of things to come – we’re fully expecting Nissan to debut in the near future a fully electric crossover to join the Leaf – but it’s a glimpse into the entirety of the Nissan Intelligent Mobility strategy, the revised concept even packing the Japanese automaker’s new Brain-to-Vehicle (B2V) technology. “The IMx Kuro zero-emission crossover concept vehicle embodies the future of Nissan Intelligent Mobility,” explains Jose Munoz, Nissan’s chief performance officer. “Nissan Intelligent Mobility is Nissan’s commitment to changing the way people and cars communicate, as well as how cars interact with society in the near future and beyond.”
Kuro means black in Japanese, which is why it has been treated to a new, darker exterior shade and a raft of blacked-out details. IMx Kuro comes with autonomous capabilities thanks to the future version of the Nissan ProPilot self-driving technology – the autonomous mode makes the steering wheel fold into the dash to free up additional cabin space. The powertrain also gives AWD capabilities – two electric motors engage both axles – and the combined power stands at a feisty 430 horsepower (320 kilowatts) and 516 pound-feet (700 Newton-meters) of torque, while also providing outstanding range of up to 373 miles (600 kilometers) on a single charge.