New Infiniti QX Sport Inspiration Concept Is A Sign Of Things To Come [55 Photos]

Infiniti revealed a new mid-size SUV concept named the QX Sport Inspiration today, prior to a world premiere at the Beijing Auto Show on Monday.

The sleek SUV, certain aspects of which may or may not remind some of you of the Maserati Levante, gives us an idea of how future crossovers from Infiniti could look like – in particular, the next QX70

“The QX Sport Inspiration expresses power and purpose through what we describe as its ‘proportional clarity’, with an elegance that is uniquely Infiniti,” said Infiniti design boss, Alfonso Albaisa. “The exterior design will appeal to an artistic sensibility. It has a more flowing, natural aesthetic than that evident in traditional premium SUVs.”

The QX Sport Inspiration is a continuation of what we saw on the 2014 Q80 Hybrid Luxury saloon concept showing us how Infiniti’s contemporary design language can and will be applied on a SUV. It has a flowing roofline that incorporates a crescent-cut pillar that’s quickly becoming a staple of the brand’s models these days, together with muscular and taut profile lines and a sharper front end.

While the restrained exterior design doesn’t seem too far away from production, the interior is more exaggerated with the goal here being to give us a general idea of the lines and shapes of Infiniti’s future SUVs. The Japanese company says the cabin “follows Infiniti’s driver-centric, passenger-minded approach to advanced cabin architecture”. A couple of things we’d hold on to would be the digitalized instrument panel and the standalone touchscreen for the infotainment system.

There are no details at this point about the study’s powertrain.

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  • Gustavo Adriano

    Now explain to me how Maserati couldn’t build a well looking SUV, thing that even Infiniti did better…
    Congratulations Inifniti, you made one more time!

    • c3vzn

      Well one is a concept, one is a production car.

      • Gustavo Adriano

        It depends, the Kubang Concept was a better lookin than the Levante and was almost a real production car… This one it’s a concept, but you could how and which lines will appear at the production model, it’s like the the Q60/Q60 Concept, compare they.

    • Marwan Abdul Hak

      Even the Body style of Maserati is too inspired by Infiniti Qx60. If the Qx50 replacement is anything like even 80% of this concept it will be my next SUV for sure

  • hot new yorker

    Looks production-ready. Very well done.

    • Jay

      as long as they bring a v8 or a turbo v6 to match the stunning exterior I’d definitely upgrade..

    • Six Thousand Times

      Needs proper headlights, door mirrors, door handles, a rear bumper that could sustain an impact, and a couple other small details and you’re there. Maybe tone down that interior a little bit, too.

  • Jasta

    The question is: new platform or again good ol’ 2001 FM?

  • fabri99

    Infiniti is doing great, to focus on SUVs has been a good idea and will pay off. However, a halo sports car wouldn’t be bad either…

  • Sébastien

    The dashboard looks very much like the new Peugeot 3008, I guess that’s why Infiniti doesn’t resonate as a Premium brand in Europe.

  • Tumbi Mtika

    Eh, it’s iffy.

  • MultiKdizzle

    Like it.

  • William Cervini

    What a beautiful SUV.

  • MarketAndChurch

    It’s got some Ford lines on the lower front bumper which I really love, and the backend is really nice. The side profile is okay. I just wish they would lower the beltline, because if this thing had more window and the doors weren’t so high, it would be an endearing design to survive the test of time. Like the first generation XC90. Or the first generation X5. That interior is just incredible though, the perfect blend between French design, with Asian and traditionally Infiniti influences.

  • nik

    I can’t wait for the production version of this as well as the Q80 Inspiration concept!!

  • Toronado_II

    The hood seems a bit too high on the side view. But this is a really nice vehicle !

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