A top Nissan exec has confirmed that the Nissan IDx will see production. As of yet it’s unknown which one of the two concepts, the IDx Freeflow or IDx NISMO, will get the green light.
According to Australia’s Drive, Nissan executive vice president Andy Palmer affirmed production plans for at least one IDx:
“Don’t say that we won’t do both, but we will definitely do one of them,” he said.
He went on to hint that the IDx might have a manual transmission, or at the very least, paddle shifters.
The Toyota 86/Subaru BRZ-sized rear-wheel-drive coupe with heritage design cues from Nissans past stunned the world at the Tokyo Motor Show last November. At the time, it was indicated that engine choices for the IDx NISMO would be a 1.6-liter inline four,
We can only hope that the CVT will be scuttled in favor of a true manual transmission. Regardless, it’s an exciting time for fans of the the classic Japanese sports coupe. Both IDx concepts are currently on display, slightly revised, at the Detroit Motor Show.