The acceleration of
electrification was the key theme at the Nissan stand during this year’s Geneva
Motor Show. Taking centre stage was the world premiere of the all-electric ABB
FIA Formula E Championship race car, seen in its concept livery for the first
time. The car will make its city circuit debut at the start of the 2018/19
season later this year.
Also featured was the
all-electric, zero-emission new Nissan LEAF. One new Nissan LEAF is being
ordered in Europe every 12 minutes, making it the region’s fastest-selling
electric vehicle. More than 19,000 orders have been placed for the car across
Nissan has confirmed that
under its new Nissan M.O.V.E. to 2022 midterm plan, it will offer electrified
powertrains within the next generation of its best-selling crossovers.
Also for the future is the
Nissan IMx Kuro, a concept vehicle that showcases Nissan’s leadership in both
electric vehicles and crossovers. The model has been updated since its Tokyo
Motor Show debut and now features Nissan’s pioneering Brain-to-Vehicle (B2V)
Kuro, which means black in
Japanese, comes to life on the IMx, which was first revealed at the Tokyo Motor
Show in October 2017, with new look black trim and wheels, an updated grille
and a new dark gray body colour.
At the core of the Nissan IMx
KURO’s technological features is a future version of ProPILOT that offers fully
autonomous operation. When ProPILOT drive mode is selected, the system stows
the steering wheel inside the dashboard and reclines all seats, giving the
driver more space and allowing the vehicle’s occupants to relax and enjoy their
commute. When Manual drive mode is selected, the vehicle returns the steering wheel
and seats to their original position, seamlessly transferring control back to
The B2V technology featured in
the Nissan IMx KURO promises to speed up reaction times for drivers and will
lead to cars that keep adapting to make driving more enjoyable.
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