The 2018 Nissan IDX is a brand new concept car coming from Nissan. While the majority of car companies strive to develop futuristic or contemporary car designs, Nissan, on the other hand, is trying to recapture the old, classic and vintage feeling with its new models.
The new 2018 Nissan IDX is designed so as to resemble the classic cars of the 1960’s, with its vintage characteristics and styling. Although someone might find this design decision a bit strange, Nissan is actually doing the right thing, since there is an ever increasing number of clients and car aficionados, who have a particular taste for old-fashioned cars.
2018 Nissan IDX – External Body Parts and Inner Cosmetic Changes
When it comes to its exterior design, the 2018 Nissan IDX bears a strong resemblance to its forerunner – Datsun 510. The most obvious differences come in the form of a revamped fender and grille on its top portion. Despite its vintage style and look, it can still go toe-to-toe with a lot of modern cars when it comes to its looks, thanks to its sleek and streamlined contours and lines.
Initially, the car comes in two basic color variants, white and flaxen painting, but there is a strong suggestion that the car can be further customised as per customers’ wishes. The front of the 2018 Nissan IDX is dominated by a large bumper and air intake grill, as well as sleek headlights.
The back of the 2018 Nissan IDX is distinguished with a sharp angled rear, two massive exhaust pipes and a rear diffuser. The wheels are characterised by their centre-locking 19-inch alloys, while the roof is distinctly flat and free-floating.
Although there is not much information regarding the interior of this car, there is some information that has come to the surface. It will come equipped with an analogue gauge that will be installed exactly at the eye level of the driver. It is also strongly indicated that the seats will come in two basic variants, featuring red and tan rim.
The rest of the interior is meant to reflect the exterior design of the car with a combination of sleek and sharp, flat lines. The seats and the command table will be, for the most part. Covered with high-quality leather, while the rest will be covered in chrome and metal.
While the rest of the interior is still uncertain, it is confirmed that the customers will have the option of customising it. So, as to fit their preferences and needs.
2018 Nissan IDX – Engine and Performance
Even though Nissan hasn’t revealed the exact specs of 2018 IDX’s engine, there is a strong indication that the car will arrive with a number of advanced features. The car will come with a couple of engine variants, ranging from a 1.2-litre model to a 1.5-litre six cylinder model, which can output almost 200 hp, and reach the speeds of more than 140 mph.
The advanced 1.8 and 1.6 models will be equipped with turbo injectors, so as to provide additional power if necessary. The car’s fuel economy will be enhanced via a CVT (continuously variable transmission), which will make a perfect combination with the existing engine. The gearbox of the car is rumoured to be a six-speed manual system.
2018 Nissan IDX – Price and Release Date
It is expected that Nissan will launch this model in early to mid-2017. With a price tag of 20.000$ for the basic variant. Customised variants of the Nissan IDX 2018 with additional equipment will likely have a higher price tag.