Five years after its appearance in a form of a concept, it looks like we are finally to see a production model, which is about to come as 2019 Nissan IDX. This sports car has been originally presented at 2013 Tokyo Motor Show. Despite amazing reception by both crowd and experts, we are still waiting for a production model. This model seems like a perfect mixture of futuristic and classic design elements and it definitely stands out, if we look at the current offer of small sports cars.
Latest reports suggest that Nissan finally gave the green light for serial production and that the new model should come next year. However, it is hard to tell how much will the production model be changed. Most likely, we won’t see some of the ultra-futuristic details, but the base contour should remain the same.
2019 Nissan IDX design
After five years of waiting, it is about time to see this amazing concept car in serial production. The first appearance of this concept was at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show. Pretty much all critics were extremely positive. Moreover, all renowned car magazines claimed that this car definitely needs to get a production version. It is definitely something that the modern car market misses. Small sports cars are very popular, and this one would be a great attraction, especially for the younger driver. So far, this segment includes models like Subaru BRZ and Hyundai Genesis, but such models feature rather more conventional look.
On the other side, 2019 Nissan IDX would come as dynamic coupe, with plenty of unique design solutions and dynamic driving characteristics. Just like it’s the case with every concept car, styling is the strongest point. However, the production version usually comes with some differences, with more common appearance.
2019 Nissan IDX styling
Speaking of the styling, some changes will come for sure. That is a common thing when a concept car enters serial production. Simply, a competitive price is one of the key reasons for commercial success, which leads us to productions costs cut. In this case, the production model will most likely keep the same styling.
This model closely resembles the legendary Datsun 510, mixing modern and classic design elements. For serial production, the biggest sacrifice will probably be on the inside. We expect to see a little bit more conventional cabin, without those hi-tech-like styling elements. One of the concert’s highlights, side view mirrors will be replaced with traditional side mirrors for sure. We also don’t expect to see that side-exhaust design. Despite these changes, the overall design should stick pretty close to the concept.
2019 Nissan IDX engine
The 2019 Nissan IDX is likely to be offered all around the world, so we expect to see several engines in the offer, depending on the market.
This is a small and light sports car, so don’t expect some huge amounts of power. We will rather see small but efficient four-cylinder units, starting from a small 1.2-liter gasoline engine, which powers many cars from Renault-Nissan Alliance.
Also, a naturally-aspirated 1.8-engine seems possible too.
Finally, we expect to see a hi-performance Nismo version. For this occasion, we expect to see specs similar to Nissan Juke Nismo. This means a 1.6-liter engine, with a max power probably between 200 and 230 horsepower. When it comes to transmission, a 6-speed manual is pretty much certain.
2019 Nissan IDX production
We are still waiting for the official confirmation of the new model. So far, this model is just a concept, that production could start pretty soon, so 2019 Nissan IDX would be available already in the next year. Although it is early to speculate about the price, the base model will probably cost between 25.000 and 30.000 dollars.