The IDx appeared for the first time at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show as a concept. It featured very interesting and pretty much unique design. This car was designed as some kind of a tribute to legendary Datsun 510 and it is designed to compete with models like Hyundai Genesis coupe & Scion FRS/Subaru BRZ. It is a great combination of modern and retro elements and it will attract mostly young drivers and video games lovers. According to the latest reports, this concept car is expected to enter serial production soon. Company confirmed this, but didn’t say more about possible release date, although we expect to see it already as 2016 Nissan IDx.
2016 Nissan IDx specs
Since concept car was extremely well accepted, it seems natural that production model will come very soon. The 2016 Nissan IDx will be heavily based on the concept car and bigger differences aren’t expected. New model will feature pretty much the same exterior look, inspired by legendary Datsun 510. With mix of classic and modern details and front-engine and RWD layout, it is expected that 2016 Nissan IDx will attract mostly young drivers, who are looking for a drive full of excitement and fun. When it is about interior, new model will also combine modern and classic elements. It will feature retro stylin. But it will be also equipped with plenty of modern, hi-tech features such as large touchscreen, Bluetooth connectivity, auto-dimming mirrors, rear view camera and many other.
2016 Nissan IDx engine
When it is about engines, 2016 Nissan IDx will be available in several variants. The base models will be available with 1.2 or 1.5 liter four-cylinder units. On the other side, Nismo trim is expected to come with 1.6 liter engine. It will have an output of more than 200 horses. This version will have top speed over 130 mph and 0-60 time in about 7 seconds. All engines will be matted to Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT).
2016 Nissan IDx release date and price
Finally it is expected that 2016 Nissan IDx will come somewhere in late 2015/early 2016 period. Price is still unknown but it is expected that base model will go around 23.000 dollars.