Tokyo Motor Show: Nissan Steals The Show With The IDx Freeflow
Retro-Styled Concept That Was Inspired By The Datsun 510 Of The Late Sixties
If there was one vehicle that stole the show at Tokyo, it would have to be the Nissan IDx Freeflow Concept. This concept was built with the post-1990, "digital native" generation, or what we call Gen-Y. For those wondering about the IDx, Nissan explains that the ID represents "identification" and the "x" represents "...the variable representing the new values and dreams born through communication."
The IDx Freeflow's design is inspired by the iconic Datsun 510 from the late-sixties and early-seventies. The box-shape profile was filled in with sharp lines, round headlights, a chrome grille, and four-spoke alloy wheels. Size wise, IDx Freeflow is roughly 13.5 feet long, 5.7 feet wide, and 4.3 feet tall. Inside, the IDx Freeflow features a minimalist interior with denim used for the seats and a console shifter for the CVT.
Nissan didn't reveal what engine was under the hood of the IDx Freeflow concept, only saying that it could come from a gas engine ranging in size from 1.2L to 1.5L. Also in question is whether it was front-wheel or rear-wheel drive.