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Introducing the Nissan IMs EV Sports Sedan Concept

Nissan IMs EV Sports Sedan Concept

Nissan is applying its exceptional performance know how to its EV industry leadership with the Nissan IMs EV Sports Sedan concept. Making its debut in January at the Detroit Auto Show, this fully electric all-wheel drive sports sedan demonstrates the current peak capabilities of Nissan Intelligent Mobility™ and radiates high-end refinement.

“This bold Nissan IMs concept represents the birth of an entirely new segment of vehicle – an elevated, electrified sports sedan,” said Denis Le Vot, senior vice president, chairman of Management Committee, Nissan North America. “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.”

The Nissan IMs EV Sports Sedan concept boasts an electric powertrain with dual electric motors that deliver a whopping 483 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque. With its 115-kilowatt-hour battery, the IMs EV sports sedan boasts an estimated range of 380 miles on a single charge, making it as practical as it is powerful.

Embracing the three pillars of Nissan Intelligent Mobility™ — Intelligent Driving, Intelligent Power, and Intelligent Integration — the Nissan IMs EV Sports Sedan concept offers Autonomous Drive mode, which conveniently signals to other drivers that the vehicle is in self-driving mode by turning the headlights and rear combination lights blue.

The exterior of the vehicle looks sleek and futuristic (yet decidedly like a Nissan), but the IMs EV stands out from other concept cars with its revolutionary Premier Seat. This seat is centered in the rear row and oversized, providing enhanced comfort for rear-seat passengers.

If you’re wondering what the future of travel might be, look no further than the Nissan IMs concept. In the meantime, check out the best of what’s around at Blackburn Nissan.

New Nissan Sway Concept Finally Unveiled

The all-new Nissan Sway Concept was finally unveiled at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show and it is a design dream. The slick subcompact hatchback hit all the right notes as it made its grand debut. Although this model is meant for the European market, we’re still allowed to be blown away by it.

The new Sway featured a sleek blue/gray paint with wonderful orange accents. Perhaps the most intriguing feature of the Sway is its large glass roof panel. It also dons Nissan’s trademark V-motion grille and revolutionized “boomerang” headlamps.

The interior was designed to be elegant and simple according to Nissan. The automaker also reported that inspiration for the Sway concept came from industrial architecture. You can see hints of that throughout the car—in particular, the aluminum struts and spokes on the steering wheel.

We absolutely love the new Nissan concept and hope to see it one day in the US. In the mean time, you can check out the full Nissan lineup here at Blackburn Nissan.

Nissan Unshutters its Glow-in-the-Dark LEAF EV

2015 Nissan LEAF
2015 Nissan LEAF

There were already plenty of reasons to love the Nissan LEAF. After all, it’s not the world’s best-selling EV for nothing. But that didn’t stop Nissan from making a totally cool, glow-in-the-dark LEAF model either. In true LEAF fashion, too, the car glows thanks to a secret formula of all-organic materials.

Of course, these organic materials also make the car somewhat impractical from a mass-market standpoint—at least for right now. But, as a Nissan press release noted, if the technology is ever implemented, it will be both valuable and durable. “It contains a very rare natural earth product called Strontium Aluminate, which is solid, odorless, and chemically and biologically inert,” the press release stated. “Nissan’s unique paint, if made commercially available, would last for 25 years.”

We don’t know if we’ll ever see the Nissan LEAF glowing in the dark as a market vehicle, but we can always hope. It’s cool to see the brand offering such innovative technologies, yet finding ways to make those technologies as green as the car’s powertrain. Come see us at Blackburn Nissan to learn more about what Nissan has in store.