Nissan reveals dramatic IMQ concept
Futuristic crossover brims with stylish angles and technology
Nissan has unveiled its futuristic IMQ concept vehicle at the Geneva Motor Show. Apart from possibly giving us an insight into the styling direction of the next-generation Qashqai and Juke, it’s a showcase for Nissan’s advanced technology. The flamboyantly-styled IMQ has enough sharp angles to make a Lexus blush, and the car’s lower body cladding consists of black ridges called lamellas which Nissan says are “evocative of Japanese traditional design”. The high-riding crossover vehicle wears 22-inch wheels and features a very tall shoulder line with extra-slim windows. At the rear is a new slimline interpretation of Nissan’s “boomerang” lamp cluster. Nissan says the IMQ “seamlessly blends Japanese heritage with state-of-the-art, human-centric technology”. It’s electric, of course, much like almost everything else being launched at the Geneva show. At its heart is a battery-powered motor that puts out an impressive 250kW and 700Nm, channelled through all-wheel drive. Offering an insig...