Encouraged by strong sales of its affordable, all-electric Leaf vehicles, Nissan seems ready to jump into the luxury market and take the fight directly to Tesla. At the North American International Auto Show in Detroit on Monday, the Japanese automaker unveiled a new electric concept that it describes as “an elevated sports sedan.” It’s an ultra quick, far-ranging, all-wheel drive lightning bolt from the future.
This marks the third time in as many years that Nissan has brought a sleekly designed EV concept to the floor of the Detroit auto show. The Vmotion was introduced in 2017, followed by the Xmotion in 2018. This year, it’s the Nissan IMs, an ode to the Intelligent Mobility branding under which the automaker categorizes all of its battery-powered and semi-autonomous products.