The Nissan IMx Concept has been unveiled at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show, showcasing the brand’s electric drive technologies in a futuristic crossover design study. The “SUV Leaf” – as some would call it – gives us a glimpse of a possible production model set for the near future.

Nissan claims it has an all-electric range of over 600 km over a single charge, thanks to a high-capacity battery pack with increased energy density. It adopts Nissan’s new EV platform, with the battery placed flat under the floor for better packaging. This also lowers the centre of gravity to deliver “sharp handling that promises to redefine the crossover segment.”

Power comes from a pair of high-output electric motors – powering each axle for an electronic all-wheel drive. Combined, the Nissan IMx Concept makes a total of 429 hp and 700 Nm of torque, so it’s not a boring EV, that’s for sure.

On the styling front, it’s a clear evolution of the second-generation Leaf, with sharp and broad body panels overlapping each other to create a sense of layers. It also features distinctive vermillion accents over its pearl white paintjob to further stand out.

Inside, the IMx is said to be inspired by the concept of space found in a traditional Japanese house, creating a sense of space. The four seats get wrap-around wood panelling with a minimalistic design. According to Nissan, it employs Artificial Intelligence for control through eye movements and hand gestures, thus reducing physical switches.

Autonomous driving is present here, of course, with a future version of Nissan’s ProPilot system that offers fully-autonomous operation. When activated, the steering wheel will be stowed inside the dashboard, while the seats will recline to give more space for the driver to relax.

As an example, Nissan says the IMx can drop you off at an airport, and find itself a parking sport where it can recharge itself (or if need be, act as a power plant to return electricity to the grid). On your return, the vehicle will pick you up at the terminal and drive you home – all in Nissan’s Seamless Autonomous Mobility plan.

So, what do you think of the Nissan IMx Concept’s looks, interior and autonomous aspirations? Do let us know in the comments section below.