Nissan Launches IMQ Concept At 2019 Geneva Motor Show – Mar 05, 2019 – Geneva, Switzerland (Techreleased) – Nissan today unveiled the all-new IMQ concept vehicle, an advanced technology and design showcase that signals the direction of the next generation of crossovers.
Unveiled at the Geneva International Motor Show, the IMQ seamlessly blends Japanese heritage with state-of-the-art, human-centric technology.
It incorporates the latest innovations that bring to life Nissan Intelligent Mobility, the brand’s vision for the future of automotive transportation.
Its styling reflects Nissan’s role as a pioneer and leader in crossovers, with a striking look that pushes the boundaries of what a European crossover can be.
At the heart of the IMQ is the next generation of e-POWER, a 100 per cent electric motor drive system that delivers instant, linear acceleration.
It has been further developed from the e-POWER technology currently available in the best-selling Nissan Note and Serena models in Japan.
In the IMQ, it delivers a total output of 250kilowatts and 700Nm of torque.
This high output is channeled through a new multi-motor all-wheel-drive system, delivering precise and independent control of each wheel.
The combination of e-POWER and AWD is ideal for low-grip conditions, such as the snowy alpine roads outside Geneva.
The model also features Nissan’s Invisible-to-Visible technology, unveiled in January 2019 at the CES trade show.
Exterior and interior design merge as one
The IMQ’s dimensions place it at the centre of the European C-crossover segment.
It demonstrates a clean and effortless design, with the exterior and interior merging as one. This is most striking in the lines of the greenhouse, designed to give the impression of a single continuous surface.
The IMQ marks a bold new direction in Nissan’s design language. It builds on the Nissan badge, integrated into the V-motion grille, which has been given a deliberately more subtle execution.
At the rear, a vertical character line drops from the light cluster to separate air as it passes down the side, aiding aerodynamic performance.
The exterior is completed by 22-inch alloy wheels with bespoke Bridgestone Connect tyres.
The pattern is replicated on the instrument panel, door trim and parcel shelf, as well as the rich metallic finish of the seat back. Lamellas have also been integrated into the door trim and seat back uppers as headrest supports.