Nissan's take on the future of the small car comes with this battery-electric mini coupe, just unveiled on the Nissan stand, which we're told is meant to be "99 per cent evil and one per cent cute."

Produced at Nissan's Toyko studio by a team of young designers, most of who were in their early twenties, the idea was to create a car capable of re-establishing an emotional connection for the next generation of buyers with styling themes drawn from Manga cartoons.

The interior has a McLaren F1 style three-seat layout with a central driving position. The Mixim itself is pure show candy, but Nissan refuses to rule out the possibility of producing a similar-sized coupe incorporating some of the same themes.