Nissan Mixim, is the latest concept car from the Japanese manufacturer which was revealed today at the Detroit Auto Show. Powered by a pair of innovative "Super Motor" electric motor/generators, the Nissan Mixim Concept makes its first U.S. appearance as part of the Michelin Challenge Design display at the 2010 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
The new concept features the same wheelbase as a production Nissan Cube, but it has new dimensions: it is with 11 inches shorter, nearly 10 inches lower and four inches wider.
Regarding the design, this is highlighted by the LED driving lights, a wraparound windscreen inspired by the visor of a safety helmet, a stylish angular slash running through the center of the doors and triangular side windows.
Inside, the new 3-seater (the driver stands in the center position and is flanked by passenger seats on each side -- a fourth seat is available in the large rear cargo area) features a new steering wheel and gauges inspired by computer game interface design, reflecting young, technology engaged and connected target audience for the vehicle.
The car uses compact lithium-ion batteries for an extended driving range and separate electric motor/generators driving the front and rear axles.