Tokyo 2013: Nissan IDx Shows A Potential Toyobaru Fighter

Derek Kreindler
by Derek Kreindler
tokyo 2013 nissan idx shows a potential toyobaru fighter

Claiming that the Toyobaru twins are “mid-life crisis” cars, Nissan fired back with their own retro concept, dubbed the IDx, which was apparently designed with the help of “digital natives”, or young people who have grown up with computers and the internet. For such a Generation Y-oriented car, it’s fairly retro.

Showing shades of both the Datsun 510 and the very first Nissan Silvia, the IDx is a bit longer than a Mazda Miata. While the concept uses a 1.6L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine mated to a CVT, Nissan claims that the production car would see a downsized engine but that the CVT would remain.

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  • Wstarvingteacher Wstarvingteacher on Nov 21, 2013

    I'm on my second new nissan. Both are cubes. The first one was a very useful stick. The second is a CVT which I bought against my better judgement so my wife could drive it with a bum knee. Nissan said no trailer hitch or it would void the warranty and no roof rackis available. That means that a CVT necessitated a second car and that is something I had hoped to work my way out of. I think that CVT is short for something that starts with can't cause it can't do much. A normal automatic would work better for me. BTW it is the best pure people mover I've had in a while.

  • Vega Vega on Nov 21, 2013

    Japanese Lancia Fulvia.

  • Tklockau Tklockau on Nov 21, 2013

    That is REALLY cool. But when I saw the picture, my first thought was first-gen Celica, not 510.

  • Stanczyk Stanczyk on Jan 27, 2014

    This car is a very good idea ! .. (nowadays, every sports-car form Japan is a good idea.. ! .. because they have no balls anymore to produce sth 'sporty' (..yeah, ok.. Nissan with it's GTR and 370Z is an acception ..) ... .. but this car would need cool-design and at least 250bhp (..not to make the same mistake that Toyota did with their 'Toyobaru-twins' (..I heavent't read or watch FRS,BRZ-test without mentioning that it's ..underpowered !!! ... ... 'Japanese Lancia Fulvia' - I like