Toying with the idea of a replacement for the QX70, Infiniti brought the QX Sport Inspiration to Beijing.
Described as an elegant and powerful expression of progressive SUV design, the concept’s sleek, simple design lays down some markers for future QX models.
The vehicle’s design stands out with its taut lines and muscular haunches, sporting a long bonnet and a raked, coupe-style roofline and silhouette, inspired by Infiniti’s “Powerful Elegance” form language that embeds the car maker’s style hallmarks – the signature double-arch grille and so-called, “human-eye” headlamps.
“The QX Sport Inspiration is a statement of intent from Infiniti, showcasing a daring design philosophy and a demonstration of our capabilities in the mid-size SUV segment”, said Roland Krueger, President of Infiniti
Offering a 230 mm (9.1 in) ground clearance, short overhangs, a wide stance, a 1,900 mm (74.8 in) width, and a 4,600 mm (181.1 in) length, the concept promises true off-road versatility – as the automaker says – although it’s difficult to imagine an Infiniti out on the trail.
That said, the SUV’s aerodynamic crafted body oozes more urban sophistication on top of everything else, and that’s where we’ll probably see most of the production-variant models – if the concept’s form and style comes to fruition, of course.