First Look at the Nissan IMQ concept

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With all the work Nissan has put in developing the IMQ, it is safe to mark it as a leader in the next generation of crossovers. After a detailed examination of all that IMQ Concept has to offer, it looks like a seamless blend of Japanese heritage with state of the art advanced human-centric technology & design.

Specs:

Engine: e-POWER with 1.5-liter turbocharged petrol engine
Output: 250 kW
Torque: 700
Drive System: e-Power and multi-motor all wheel drive
Wheels: 22 inch alloy with “Bridgestone Connect’

Exterior Design:

The IMQ demonstrates a clean and effortless design, with a beautiful synergy in its exterior and interior. It has been purposely designed to give the impression of a single continuous surface.

The Nissan badge has been integrated into the V-motion grille, which appears to deliberately been given a subtle execution. The grille creates strong corners at the outer edges and blends vertically into the hood,  horizontally with the front bumper. The hood features prominent chrome cuts with the fender rising from the wheel and finishing beautifully under the middle section.

Special attention has been given to the car’s rear making sure it is aiding aerodynamic performance. The tailgate is a one piece that tucks under the rear fenders, much similar to the hood design.

Closer inspection reveals extensive use of three-dimensional ridges on the slightly darkened lower sections of the exterior. These detailed layers – known as “Lamellas” are evocative of Japanese traditional design and extend all around the car.

Bridgestone Connect tires on 22-inch alloy wheels complete the exterior. Truly a car of the future as its tires communicate vital information to the driver via the graphical user interface.

Information includes tire load, pressure, temperature, grip level, wear and tire health. This info helps the IMQ automatically calibrate its in-car control systems to work optimally.

 

Interior Design:

The Japanese design themes are at the heart of IMQ even it its interior. The smooth doors are hinged at their outer edges and the car completely opens up to reveal a futuristic, spacious interior.

Four individual seats rise seamlessly from the lamella-covered floor providing a visual link to its exterior.

The instrument panel dominates the front of the cabin giving us the familiar “gliding wing” known to Nissan, Beautifully crafted center console emerges from beneath and stretches back between the front seats into the rear.

 

The IMQ is equipped with aa 3-D interface powered by the Nissan’s Invisible-to-Visible (I2V) technology. The technology can help drivers see around corners and visualize precise information about traffic jam to determine alternative routes for a stress-free journey.

IMQ boasts the next generation of e-POWER which is a 100% electric motor drive system delivering instant acceleration best experienced in a straight line.

Instant 250kW output is channeled through a new multi-motor all-wheel-drive system that is well equipped in delivering precise and independent control of each wheel. This combination of e-POWER and AWD is crucial for low grip driving conditions

The Nissan IMQ also promises an enhanced autonomous driving capability. The technology is an advanced prototype version of an earlier Nissan drive assistance system currently deployed at the ProPILOT.

 

Juan Manuel
the authorJuan Manuel
Track racing, competing, it's in my blood. It's part of me, it's part of my life; I have been doing it all my life and it stands out above everything else.