2018 Nissan IDX Concept

Car manufacturers are always looking for ways to excite the market by designing or updating cars that they believe will keep them interested in their automobiles. Models that are yet to be available for public purchase are innovative, have the latest technology to keep driver and passengers’ safe and entertained, and the body structure is unique to its predecessors. Japanese car manufacturer, Nissan, has revealed the 2018 Nissan IDX. The new model is speculated to be a revamp of the Datsun 510. The 2018 Nissan IDX is completely different to any Nissan model you’ve laid your eyes on. It is the Nissan badge at the front that guarantees this.

2018 Nissan IDX side

2018 Nissan IDX Design

The new model was unveiled at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show; the car received a lot of nods from spectators. The 2018 Nissan IDX is still a concept car for now. There’s a possibility that it could be in its early production phases and is only expected to be in dealerships worldwide by late 2017. The reason that the fresh Nissan IDX is speculated to be an upgrade of the Datsun 510 is because when the letters DX spell out 510 when translated to Roman numerals. The new model will have 2 coupe models that are original and have a retro design. The two versions of the Nissan IDX are the IDX Freeflow and the IDX NISMO. The NISMO will be the sportier model. When looking at the body of the 2018 Nissan IDX, you get the sense that it might’ve been inspired by a vintage automobile from the 80’s, like, a Cadillac or a Rolls Royce.

2018 Nissan IDX front

The only available information about the interior of the 2018 Nissan IDX is that the analog gauge will sit at the driver’s eye level. Seats will have a tan or red trim along the side. It is uncertain whether the trim will be exclusive to the Freelow or the NISMO. When the 2018 Nissan IDX was revealed, it was only a concept. The design and its features (inside and outside) can change at any time during the production phase. Production is expected to take a few years. The response at the big reveal in Tokyo is proof that coupe and car fanatics can’t wait to see the ride on the streets.

2018 Nissan IDX interior

2018 Nissan IDX Engine Options

Since the car was revealed as a concept vehicle, a lot of its features haven’t quite been confirmed as yet. The Freeflow and the NISMO will most likely have different engines considering that the NISMO will be a sport coupe. The 2018 IDX Freeflow could come with a 1.2 litre, 1.5 litre or 1.8 litre engines. The engine in the Freeflow will be same one found in the Sentra. The engine will be matched continuously variable transmission (CVT). A CVT transmission delivers above average fuel economy, which is good news considering the price of gas these days. The NISMO will also run on a CVT transmission but it will probably have a 1.6 litre turbocharged engine. It is predicted that the engines in the 2018 Nissan IDX will come with a 6 speed manual gearbox. Power from the engine will probably be delivered to rear of the vehicle. The horsepower specifications and fuel ratings aren’t known as yet. More information is expected to be revealed closer to the release date.

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