It seems that with American automakers enjoying a resurgence in its muscle car heyday, the Japanese want to join in the fun with a new wave of sports cars. This time the news has to do with Nissan and the fate of the much-lauded IDx concept that first showed up at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show and has since made the rounds everywhere, including up and down California.
Nissan keeps toying with the idea of turning out a production car based on the IDx, complete with conflicting rumors and statements about whether or not the project is a go. The latest news comes via Holiday Auto and says that Nissan is hard at work turning the IDx into a form that could actually see the light of production.
That makes sense, considering the IDx has a very concept-car look to it that borders on zany, which elements are normally smoothed out for a production model. But remember that Nissan is the same automaker that produces the Juke, so going for traditional or subtle styling just isn’t its thing. Holiday Auto claims that an inside source says that the styling direction for the production car will actually go even more aggressive than the concept, including some cues from the company’s Sport Sedan concept that was at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show.
Does this mean that the retro-chic look of the IDx is going to be tossed? If there is any truth to the report, sadly yes. Of course, not everybody digs the nod toward the company’s past and instead will welcome a more modern interpretation of a compact Nissan sports coupe. The retro look has worked quite well for the Big Three and their pony cars, but then that’s an apples and oranges comparison.