The 2015 Tokyo motor show gave us an early preview of the second-generation Nissan Leaf as the Japanese manufacturer debuted its IDS concept.
While the company hasn’t revealed specifics of the IDS concept’s electric powertrain, it has confirmed the use of a high-capacity 60kWh battery pack, which is twice the size of the current Leaf hatch’s pack. The extra capacity promises increased performance and a big boost in driving range.
The IDS also incorporates Nissan’s evolving autonomous driving technologies, developed under the ‘Intelligent Driving’ banner.
The Intelligent Driving system uses 12 cameras, five radar sensors, four laser scanners and a number of ultrasonic sensors to give the vehicle’s computers a 360-degree view of its surroundings, all working together to help it make decisions during autonomous driving.
Expect elements of the Nissan IDS concept’s styling and technology to feature in future models, likely beginning with the new Leaf that could appear in the coming year.