Nissan’s IMs Concept: Introducing The ‘Elevated Sports Sedan’ – Jan 19, 2019 – Detroit, USA (Techreleased) – The Nissan IMs, unveiled today at the 2019 North American International Auto Show, is a completely new type of car – an “elevated sports sedan” that takes advantage of the packaging, platform and powertrain technology developed through Nissan Intelligent Mobility.

While closer to a sedan than a crossover, the IMs concept’s revolutionary proportions create a vehicle segment all of its own.

It is defined by its pure electric-vehicle identity, with the battery located under the body, elevating cabin height.

Design influenced by Nissan Intelligent Mobility

The powerful exterior and interior design of the IMs is made possible by the innovative electric and autonomous technology developed through Nissan Intelligent Mobility, the company’s vision for changing how cars are powered, driven and integrated into society.

Electric, autonomous and connectivity breakthroughs

Fully embracing the three pillars of Nissan Intelligent Mobility – Intelligent Driving, Intelligent Power and Intelligent Integration – the IMs moves toward the creation of a sustainable mobile society centered around electric vehicles, autonomous driving and connectivity.

Thanks to an advanced air suspension that adapts to different driving situations, the IMs provides a silky-smooth ride and flat cornering characteristics.

Sleek, sexy, seamless exterior design

The IMs concept’s exterior exemplifies Nissan’s new “elevated sports sedan” design language, which transforms a traditional sedan into a vehicle with provocative proportions, sporty character and excellent aerodynamics.

“We looked at Nissan’s heritage and realized that some of our most successful models, such as the first-generation Murano and our Z® cars, all had very simple silhouettes,” said Albaisa.

“With simplicity of design, the perceived quality is also naturally improved.”

The exterior also features deep door sections, a three-dimensional section bonnet, holographic rear tail lamps, an integrated rear spoiler and a kicked-up rear bumper.

The pattern is used throughout the vehicle, including on the wheels and inside the cabin.

Invisible-to-Visible: Merging real and virtual worlds

Further enhancing the IMs is its unique connection to the virtual world, which Nissan calls Invisible-to-Visible, or I2V. It refers to a 3-D interface where the real world converges with the virtual world.

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Drivers may even enjoy the company of a “passenger” from the virtual world in the form of a three-dimensional augmented-reality avatar inside the car.

Ready for launch

The Nissan IMs is an advanced study in progressive proportions, resulting in an entirely new type of vehicle – the elevated sports sedan.

With its sleek exterior and a warm, cavernous cabin, the IMs offers a fresh kind of driving experience – manually, autonomously and virtually.