Nissan Mixim Concept

Written by tonks on August 29, 2007

Nissan Mixim ConceptI know that we usually only talk about cars whose automakers are known for making sports cars. But we’ll make an exception for Nissan who are going to be showing off their new Mixim concept at the Frankfurt Auto Show. Not only does this vehicle have a powerful name, but it has a very unique look and feel to the vehicle.

This concept car is a compact vehicle for young drivers who entertain themselves with their computer and with video games. The driver sits centrally, with two seats either side, while the steering wheel and controls are inspired by the interfaces so familiar to computer gamers.

Powered by Nissan’s ’Super Motor’ electric motor/generator and using compact lithium-ion batteries, Mixim has unusually rapid performance combined with a usefully extended range. One Super Motor powers the front axle and a second drives the rear axle, giving Mixim all-wheel drive.

Mixim takes the most up-to-date electric vehicle (EV) technology and clothes it in a svelte and distinctive coupé shape. Its wraparound windscreen, inspired by the visor of a crash helmet, dominates the profile while the swept back windscreen, flowing roofline and sharply truncated rear hints at sporting performance unexpected from an electric vehicle.Nissan Mixim Concept

Its wraparound windscreen, inspired by the visor of a crash helmet, dominates the profile while the swept back windscreen, flowing roofline and sharply truncated rear hints at sporting performance not normally associated with an electric vehicle. Sitting on a 2530mm wheelbase, Mixim is 3700mm long, 1800mm wide and 1400mm high, the Mixim is shorter and lower than Micra, though slightly wider. It weighs just 950kg.

Its wraparound windscreen, inspired by the visor of a crash helmet, dominates the profile while the swept back windscreen, flowing roofline and sharply truncated rear hints at sporting performance not normally associated with an electric vehicle. Despite being a concept car with no guarantee of being turned into a series production model, Mixim’s development is in line with the Nissan Green Program, the company’s publicly stated desire to create a more sustainable mobile society.

This is still a concept car and at this time has no definite plans of becoming a production model(although it would be great if they would). So while this may not be a supercar it is still a cool car in our books.


Posted Under: Concept Cars,Cool Cars

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