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Nissan IMs Concept previews new electric performance saloon

Nissan IMs Concept

Nissan has showcased the IMs Concept, an electric performance saloon, at the 2019 Detroit Motor Show.

It also revealed plans to launch seven new electric vehicles by 2022.

The IMs concept is designed for a new segment of “elevated sports saloons”, according to Nissan.

It features all-wheel-drive and has a total output of almost 500PS.

A folding rear bench seat allows the IMs to seat three in the back or to create a single ‘premier’ seat with added space and comfort.

The concept is also designed to implement fully autonomous driving technology.

An estimated range of 380 miles means the IMs Concept could be a rival for the Jaguar I-Pace, if it ever makes production.

Denis Le Vot, senior vice president, chairman of Management Committee, Nissan North America, Inc., said: “It makes sense that the first automaker to bring the world a mass-market EV would bring you the future of the electric high-performance sports sedan.”

Le Vot also announced that following last week’s debut of the longer range 2019 Nissan Leaf e+ at the Consumer Electronics Show, Nissan will launch an additional seven electric vehicles by 2022.

“This IMs concept is the latest example of how we envision the future of mobility as we head toward our goal of zero emissions and zero fatalities on the road. It is an advanced study in progressive proportions, which has resulted in a completely new type of elevated sports sedan”

“Combining a sleek and sexy exterior with a warm cavernous cabin, the IMs concept offers a fresh kind of driving experience, manually, autonomously and virtually,” added Le Vot.

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