Concepts serve as a means for automakers to test various designs and technologies and to flex their muscle for the public. Most never reach production—to the great disappointment and dismay of many a car enthusiast.
Nissan presented two concepts in Tokyo in 2013: the Nissan IDx Freeflow and IDx NISMO. Torque News says that after Tokyo, Nissan brought these two bad boys on the road, parading them for the whole world to see.
And not just the physical cars, mind you, but people could also experience the IDx Freeflow and IDx NISMO as a video game. They were “pre-production test beds to gauge consumer reaction.” That’s Torque News summarizing comments made by Carlos Ghosn, Nissan CEO.
After all that, it looks like the IDx Freeflow from SEMA will be put into production! There’s speculation that this car will be a replacement for the venerable 370Z. Shiro Nakamura, design chief for Nissan, did make comments saying that he’d like to see the new 370Z “a more affordable, approachable sports car.” Sounds like he is describing the IDx Freeflow!
Either way, those of us here at Economy Nissan are looking forward to see what comes off the end of the assembly line.