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 |  Jan 15 2014, 12:15 PM

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Nissan will build a production version of the IDx concepts that it first debuted late last year during the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show.

The car will likely arrive sometime in 2016 and while Nissan executive vice president Andy Palmer said the car will be built, he declined to say which version of the concept will be born. The company unveiled two versions of the car in Tokyo that are currently on display in Detroit.

A less exciting model called the IDx Freeflow concept is designed to be comfortable with space for four passengers. But there is also a sportier looking version called the IDx Nismo. Its main goal is to offer drivers an engaging experience that brings the fun of playing a game like Grand Turismo or Forza to life.

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In Nismo form, the car is powered by a 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine mated to a CVT with six simulated gear shifts that the driver can pretend to shift through. The Freeflow is powered by either a 1.2- or 1.5-liter gasoline engine.

The cars are tiny, measuring 13.5 feet long and 4.3 feet tall. The Freeflow concept is 5.7 feet wide while the NISMO version is slightly wider at 5.9 feet.

Nissan hasn’t actually specified if the vehicles use a front-, rear- or even all-wheel drive setup.

GALLERY: Nissan IDx Concept Photos

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[Source: Drive.com.au]

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  • Yutach

    This is gonna flop. The only reason it was well received the first time was because it was only received by car nuts who miss Nissan’s old sports cars.

  • Busted Knuckle

    I just threw up in my mouth.

  • Rickers

    What? Are you kidding me? It looks AWESOME!

  • Hajime

    it ll be an fwd or a fwd based awd. nissan (incl renault) doesn t have any rwd platform of this size, and there is absolutely no way ghosn will spend another billion euros for a new platform. nuff said.

  • ny

    yeah, exactly why the GT-86 and BRZ are not selling well right?

  • ny

    probably the best concept in the show if Toyota didn’t bring the “new Supra”

  • ny

    Nissan plan to put a manual in that thing right? they must, they have to…

  • McFartyFartYesTakeMeSeriously

    … Out of all concepts to go into production it’s this one? Why? Its hideous!

  • Jffry J. Jrdn

    Games are trying very hard to feel real, why would i want my real life driving experience to feel like a game? I don’t understand.