Nissan's Answer to the BRZ Will be a Production IDx

Concepts

Yep, that retro coupe is going to make production.

It seems that once Subaru and Scion unleashed the rear-wheel-drive BRZ/FR-S twins, other car makers suddenly wanted to build their own affordable sports coupe. Chevy had its Code 130R Concept, Kia has just shown its GT4 Stinger Concept, and Nissan brought the IDx Concepts first to Tokyo and now Detroit. While there’s no word yet on those other concepts, Nissan boss Andy Palmer has now confirmed that a production spec IDx is on its way.

Expected to arrive sometime in 2016, Palmer acknowledged that development is now underway and final aspects of its business case are being worked out. More than likely, however, the old Datsun 510-inspired IDx won’t be a large-volume model. Even though Nissan unveiled two versions of the IDx, the Freeflow and Nismo, only one will be built. Powertrain details are still under wraps, but expect to see a turbo-four pot paired to a six-speed manual. Palmer also made clear the production version’s styling will closely follow the concepts’ retro looks.

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