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Hey Nissan, IM Gonna Need a Few Small Q's Answered on the IMQ Concept

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Nissan shared an image of the latest in its IM line of concept vehicles, the IMQ, ahead of its reveal at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show. Nissan still stylizes the name with a subscripted smaller-but-capital Q — but unlike the IMx and IMs, we can’t (won’t) do that here.

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The IMQ concept is a crossover with gigantic wheels and teeny-tiny windows, powered by who knows what and seating who knows how many. It’s likely, however, that it would have an all-electric powertrain and self-driving capabilities in keeping with Nissan’s Intelligent Mobility goals. The self-driving features would come in handy because of the absolutely atrocious visibility promised by the rendering — how is anyone supposed to see out of this thing? I pity the employee tasked with driving the IMQ onto a stage.

The rear styling of the IMQ shares a lot with the IMs sedan we first saw at the 2019 Detroit auto show, though it is missing the LED bar running the width of the car with an illuminated “Nissan” at the center. Instead, the IMQ has sharply angled taillights sitting above openings that are more inclined than the vertical ones found on the IMs.

Also seemingly shared with the IMs are disappearing door handles and retractable camera side mirrors, as neither appears in the lone image of the IMQ. In fact, there aren’t even visible lines for doors, so the IMQ could be a two- or four-door vehicle for all we know.

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More details of the IMQ concept will be revealed on March 5 during Nissan’s press conference, which can be viewed here or here at 6:15 a.m. Eastern time.

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