Nissan IDx to Ditch Retro Styling

Nissan IDx to Ditch Retro Styling

If you love the Nissan IDx concepts’ radical retro styling, prepare to be disappointed.

The Japanese automaker has decided to go a different direction with the sports car, adding more aggressive bodylines to give it a more muscular look. As a result, the production Nissan IDx will likely not look as retro as the concept, which was inspired by the Datsun 1600, Skyline and Laurel from the 1960s and 1970s.

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According to a recent report, the Nissan IDx will have more in common with the Sports Sedan Concept that was revealed earlier this year at the Detroit Auto Show and it will share its platform with the next-generation Z. As for powerplants, Nissan is leaning towards using a naturally-aspirated 2.0-liter engine with around 180 hp, meaning it’ll be more in line with the Subaru BRZ and Scion FR-S. Expect the production IDx to arrive dealerships in 2017, unfortunately, not looking like the concept.

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[Source: Motor Trend]

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  • Djinn

    180 hp? Did Nissan read the biggest complaint about the FRS and BRZ? I guess they arent trying to sell in America.

  • Shiratori90

    1. The specs of the IDx haven’t been finalized (it’s just a rumor).
    2.You haven’t seen the curb weight yet.
    3. It’s not all about HP.
    4. They are not going to allow the IDx to step on the toes of the Z from a power standpoint.

  • Djinn

    I agree with everything you say. In my heart I was hoping for S13, 14, and 15 successor with updated SR20DET power and drivetrain. If this rumor is true then this will have 20 more hp than a standard Focus, and 70 hp less than the Focus ST that will most likely be cheaper.

  • Swijr

    I was super excited to be on the waiting list for a car that was designed with character…not the standard BS from today’s market…thanks for enticing and almost immediately disappointing me Nissan.