Nissan has revealed the IMQ concept vehicle at the Geneva motor show, demonstrating the brand’s new technology and future design direction.
In terms of tech, the IMQ concept showcases Nissan’s next generation e-Power system which provides instant, linear acceleration from a 100 per cent electric motor drive system, a technology which will soon be available in Europe.
The IMQ offers 250kW of power and 700Nm of torque from the 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine and multi-motor system which is channelled through a new multi-motor all-wheel-drive system. Nissan claims the combination of the e-Power and the AWD delivers ideal performance in low-grip conditions.
Also fitted to the IMQ concept is an advanced prototype of Nissan’s ProPILOT driving assistance system which offers enhanced autonomous driving capabilities and Nissan’s Invisible-to-Visible technology which was first debuted at CES back in January.
Design-wise the IMQ’s dimensions fit it at the centre of the European C-crossover segment with the measurements coming in at 4558mm long, 1560mm high and 1940mm wide.
Exterior design highlights include the V-motion grille, chrome-edged cuts in the bonnet, vertical character lines extending from the light cluster and a new slimline interpretation of Nissan’s “boomerang” lamp cluster.
Smart 22-inch alloy wheels with bespoke Bridgestone Connect tyres fill the wheel arches and are able to communicate information to the driver such as tyre load, pressure, temperature, grip level, wear and tyre health.
Internally the use of hinges at the outer edge of the doors allow for a spacious interior with four individual seats finished in a two-tone 3D technical fabric, laser-cut in a geometric design inspired by Japanese Kumiko woodwork and Nissan’s ‘gliding wing’ instrument panel.
The pattern from the seats is also replicated on the instrument panel, door trim and parcel shelf, as well as the rich metallic finish of the seat back.
An 840mm screen embedded in the instrument panel is also focused on the driver whilst a smaller secondary screen above the centre console hosts the Virtual Personal Assistant which enhances the driving experience by controlling certain vehicle functions.
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