Nissan’s IMs concept: Introducing the ‘elevated sports sedan

New all-wheel-drive electric car creates segment of its own The Nissan IMs, unveiled at the 2019 North American International Auto Show, is a completely new type of car – an “elevated sports sedan” that takes advantage of the packaging, platform and powertrain technology developed through Nissan Intelligent Mobility. While closer to a sedan than a crossover, the IMs concept’s revolutionary proportions create a vehicle segment all of its own. It is defined by its pure electric-vehicle identity, with the battery located under the body, elevating cabin height.

Need Help Sticking to Your New Year Fitness Goals? Ford’s ‘Robutt’ Tester Ensures Seats Don’t Suffer After Sweaty Workouts

  • Robotic bottom simulates hot drivers repeatedly getting in and out of their cars to ensure the seats in new Ford vehicles continue to look good for years ahead
  • Nicknamed “Robutt”, the simulator mimics the action of someone heading home for a shower after going to the gym, driving back from a run or playing football
  • Testing condenses a full 10 years’ use as “Robutt” sits, bounces and twists in a seat 7,500 times over the course of three days