Nissan North America's Vice President of Product Planning has revealed the chances of seeing a production version of the IDx concept are virtually non-existent.

Nissan North America's Vice President of Product Planning has revealed the chances of seeing a production version of the IDx concept are virtually non-existent.

Speaking to The Truth About Cars, Pierre Loing said “Small, sporty cars are very attractive for consumers but not in huge numbers."  The executive also revealed the company can't shrink down the platform that underpins the 370Z, so a production version of the IDx would require the development on a new rear-wheel drive platform.  In the end, he said "the volumes of a small, sporty car are not enough to justify the investment."

While the IDx is effectively dead, Loing wouldn't rule out the possibility of see the concept's styling on another model.  As he explained "... that kind of retro 510-inspired design was very well received in Japan and in the U.S. and to some extent in Europe as well. So, yeah, that could be an option – among other ones, it could be an option."

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