The new Nissan IMQ concept vehicle revealed in March at the Geneva International Motor Show is a marvel in every sense. In terms of performance, it showcases the next-generation e-POWER electric motor drive system, delivering 335 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque using only electricity. But it’s arguably just as impressive aesthetically — it’s angular, dynamic, and hints at the future direction of Nissan design.
“The IMQ’s design combines traditional and modern Japanese influences and shows what’s possible when future crossovers are powered by Nissan Intelligent Mobility,” said Alfonso Albaisa, senior vice president for design at Nissan. “With the IMQ, the interior and exterior are seamlessly blended together, signaling what our design direction may be for Nissan’s third generation of crossovers in Europe.”
The Nissan design hallmarks are present in the IMQ, including the V-motion grille and a new interpretation of the boomerang lamp cluster design on the outside and the gliding wing instrument panel on the inside. It also taps heavily into Japanese influences with features like exterior lamellas and interior kumiko woodwork, creating a fusion of modern and classic. With Invisible-to-Visible technology and an advanced ProPILOT driver-assistance system prototype, the IMQ also delivers on Nissan’s promise of a more connected, intelligent vehicle to come. We can’t say when vehicles influenced by the dynamic Nissan IMQ concept will arrive at Bates Nissan, but we can tell you that, when they do, they’ll be incredible to behold.