Nissan Promises IDx for Production by 2016

If you like sporty coupes, and you love Nissan, prepare for some of the best news all week. The lovely IDx concept we saw back in Japan, and then again in Detroit, will actually go into production sometime in 2016. 'Tis truly the age of the sportscar. This news comes from Australia's CarAdvice, which managed to get some more information out of vice president Andy Palmer. The Nissan Executive VP said that either the high-powered Nismo version, or the lifestyle-focued Freeflow (below, front, in beige) will "definitely" be built.
Nissan Promises IDx for Production by 2016
"Obviously there's a debate internally whether you go for the lifestyle one and leave the Nismo one in a slightly different place," said Palmer, "Don't say that we won't do both, but we will definitely do one of them." PHOTOS: See More of the Nissan IDx Freeflow Concept
Nissan Promises IDx for Production by 2016
Both of these cars would come with a small-displacement, turbocharged 4-cylinder engine. The more powerful Nismo could sport a 1.6-liter developing close to 190 horsepower. If those numbers sound underwhelming, consider that the IDx would be very, very light. One, or both, of these retro-inspired coupes could enter the lineup sometime in 2016. PHOTOS: See More of the Nissan IDx Nismo Concept

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