Nissan IMQ Concept Is An Electric Crossover That Previews… What, Exactly?

A couple of weeks ago, Nissan revealed its intention to uncover a new concept car at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, and now we learn that it’s named the IMQ.

In the short press release, the company says that it “gives a sneak peek as to what might be in your future driveway”, which, naturally, gives us almost nothing to work with.

If we were to guess, we’d say that it could be a future electric crossover, perhaps something in the vein of VW’s I.D. and Mercedes’ EQ models. The IMQ moniker was secured by Nissan with the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) late last year. ‘IM’ is short for ‘Intelligent Mobility’, but we don’t know what the ‘Q’ stands for – yet…

Along with the IMQ nameplate, the carmaker also trademarked the IMS moniker. The latter was unveiled last month at the 2019 Detroit Auto Show as an “elevated sports sedan” with two electric motors that offer a combined output of 490 PS (483 hp / 360 kW) and 799 Nm (590 lb-ft) of torque, and a 115 kWh battery.

Another possibility is that this concept, which we presume will be tamer than the sketches released by Nissan, previews the design language adopted by the second-generation Juke. The subcompact crossover is already in testing phase and will be underpinned by the CMF-B platform shared with the Renault Clio V. Nissan is expected to drop the veil off the 2020 Juke before the end of the year.

Also Read: 2020 Nissan Juke Will Remain Funky Despite Switch To New Platform

The new Juke will, according to recent reports, continue to challenge the Peugeot 2008, Opel/Vauxhall Mokka X and others with the usual small petrol engines and the 1.5-liter dCi diesel. A fully electric model is on the table, too, to combat the likes of the the Hyundai Kona EV.

Despite being based on a new architecture and boasting lots of modern tech, the second-gen Juke will keep its predecessors’ unique overall demeanor, especially its highly distinctive front end and flared wheel arches, albeit in a more up-to-date iteration.

 

  • Major Lee Gassole

    A concept for ants? How can we be expected to drive if you can’t even fit inside the car? I don’t wanna hear your excuses! The concept has to be at least three times bigger than this!

  • jcdbs

    Q… next Qashqai

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