Report – Nissan IDx Concept will turn into a Silvia successor image

According to a new report, Nissan IDx Concept will evolve into a successor of the 200SX (Silvia) within just two years’ time.

Sources claim that the retro-styled 2013 Tokyo Show Concept has been turned into a next-generation 200SX coupe and that the new model will have styling influences from the Sports Sedan Concept. It is going to get a rear-wheel drive platform, while it is also expected to receive power from a supercharged 1.2-liter and a turbo charged 1.6-liter four-cylinder powertrain. This actually lines up with the IDx Concept description and will probably make the compact rear-drive Nissan coupe a main competitor for Toyota’s GT 86 Sports Coupe, the Subaru BRZ model and the Scion FR-S trio.

The larger engine is close to Toyota’s offering of 86’s 147 kW than the Concept’s 110kW, and both engine variations will not get Nissan’s standard CVT automatic but a 6-speed torque-converter automatic transmission with both close ratios and a manual. A revised IDx Concept is believed to make its debut at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show set to start on October 29th. Expectations are for the modern Silvia to go on sale at the end of 2017, followed in around six months by a Nismo variant.

By Gabriela Florea