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.