Nissan’s Planning Something Called IMX

Trademark applications give us a good idea of what an automaker has cooking. And the latest comes from Nissan.

According to AutoGuide, the Japanese automaker has filed to protect the name IMX. The big question is what it might be used for.

The application itself gives little to go on, but the name sounds suspiciously similar to IDx – the name applied to a pair of concepts that Nissan revealed in 2013. The IDx Freeflow and IDx Nismo concepts, revealed at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show, took their retro design cues from the classic Datsun 510.

Were it to have been put into production, the IDx would potentially have filled a gap left by the demise of the Silvia and 240SX around the turn of the millennium, and provided Nissan with a potential baby brother to the 370Z to go
up against the Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ (to say nothing of the Mazda
MX-5 Miata).

However despite enthusiastic reception, the IDx has yet to make it into production. The prospect of a new version (or something similar) does have us intrigued, however. Here’s hoping the Japanese automaker makes something of it this time.

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  • no, dont rush for your checkbooks yet. it will most probably be all electric.

  • Honda NSX-R

    Probably a crossover of some sort 😛

  • This is a beautiful car . . . .

    #Build it

  • smartacus

    IMX is the upcoming rear wheel drive Maxima.
    Yeah, that’s gotta be it :p

  • Vanquish

    This was such an odd looking car, they built the Juke so maybe this. Maybe Im in the minority here but the 240sx was never an impressive car it was always incredibly slow and way overpriced. Other than it being rear wheel drive and looking good there was no other reason to buy one,

    • Tumbi Mtika

      *Cough* TOYOTA *Cough*

  • Howstar

    Just do the next Z, that’s all we ask

  • eb110americana

    I remember Nissan saying, unequivocally, after the two concepts had made the rounds, that they were not doing a production version, and had completely abandoned development.

    • Big Black Duck

      those bastards

  • Mark S

    Nissan was crazy not to do a family of IDX vehicles, Coupe Sedan, Convertible, Crossover and maybe a couple of Infinity versions, but then again they squander the Frontier and Z-Car.

    • Hawaii_SE-R

      I wanted a Nismo IDX and agree that they could have built variants for Infiniti, Renault, Datsun, even Mercedes and Mistubishi. Much like they did with the Frontier which shared it’s (F-Alpha) platform with the Armada, Titan, QX80, Pathfinder, and XTerra or the Z and it’s FM Platform siblings:G35 Coupe & Sedan, M35 & M45, and the FX35 & 45.

  • Enter Ranting

    I really love the IDx concept. It really stands out from other cars.

  • SteersUright

    Love the idea of a car like this, but damn thats so goofy looking. Too quirky for my tastes, not particularly traditionally handsome design.

  • eejjkk

    It would be such a great thing if this was actually true. At this point, I could care less about the actual specs of the engine choices or hybrid/electric/gas power source selection. Just please Nissan, give us an affordable, well designed, chassis with inherently great handling, as well as an ACTUAL reason to continue caring about the cars you make that goes beyond our love and support of your previous chassis designs. I can only hold you in high regard for so long based on things engineered 20 years ago. Help the world to continue considering you relevant.

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