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How about a hybrid IDx?

Just because we didn't see an IDx hybrid concept doesn't mean we won't see one once it goes to production. The IDx is a super modern vehicle so why wouldn't it go for hybrid technology. Nissan definitely has the resources and parts lying around. It would appeal to the younger crowd that Nissan is going for too. What do you think? Is this likely, and would you be interested?
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Certainly seems like Nissan is planning to make many different types of IDx, so why not a hybrid? It may not be released at the same time as the base model but if the IDx is successful then it would probably make sense for them.
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i don't think they should do this
it's already a small car that's naturally lightweight so getting good gas mileage with a half decent petrol engine will not be an issue, they're better off going hybrid with a bigger vehicle.
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Nothing is impossible these days. But Nissan should be careful not too get mied up with trying to implement too much technology. Price point for this particluar vehicle will be key. If they do make it a hybrid it might cosr too much.
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Nothing is impossible these days. But Nissan should be careful not too get mied up with trying to implement too much technology. Price point for this particluar vehicle will be key. If they do make it a hybrid it might cosr too much.
Doesn't have to be only hybrid. Manufactures have shown that a Hybrid derivative sold alongside conventional models can be a real margin padding money maker.

Enthusiasts would do well to remember that hardcore performance models don't pay the bills, mainstream be all cars do and a Hybrid is more likely to appeal in this current market climate that some stripped out pretend racer...
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Couldn't have said it better myself.
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SO are you saying that hybrids have better margins and a money makers? More so than performance cars?

I think that the point about this already being a small and light car is valid. Maybe the addition of a hybrid engine that would just increase weight with batteries wouldn't really do much for the IDx.
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yes they charge more for the novelty of hybridization... cost will of come down considerably as I would fully expect a hybrid IDx to make use of the pathfider hybrids superchraged 4 cyl and a small batch of batteries...
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It's hard to predict just what auto makers will be capable of by the time they would have to start seriously considering making the IDx hybrid. battery tech and hybrid tech generally will probably be a big part of Nissan's decision here. Its already a small car so if they add the hybrid tech, it will have to make a significant difference in the performance figures that the car is laying down.
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It's hard to predict just what auto makers will be capable of by the time they would have to start seriously considering making the IDx hybrid. battery tech and hybrid tech generally will probably be a big part of Nissan's decision here. Its already a small car so if they add the hybrid tech, it will have to make a significant difference in the performance figures that the car is laying down.
exactly and for that reason it doesn't make sense to go hybrid with cars like this, car makers need to start with more mainstream models like mid-size sedans (which they have already as you may have noticed) along with anything bigger, at least when it comes to being green. those will remain a priority far more longer than smaller cars would, years from now we may start seeing smaller cars getting this tech, then it will make sense.
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