New Infiniti Sedan Concept Teased Ahead Of Detroit Debut

Infiniti has dropped the first teaser image of a brand new concept which will preview the company’s new design language.

The Japanese company says that the sedan concept will be the “first manifestation” of Infiniti’s new design direction.

“The new Infiniti concept car will take the traditional sedan architecture to its next stage of evolution,” said Karim Habib, Infiniti’s Executive Design Director. A shift toward smarter, more compact and less intrusive powertrains; we were able to create an alternative form with flowing gestures, more engaging in character and more enriching in experience.”

“With its long cabin, balanced proportions and muscular stance, the concept heralds in a new era for Infiniti models,” he added.

According to the latest reports, Infiniti’s new concept will have the form of a flagship sedan that will mix sporty design language with new technologies, but we still don’t know if the company will indeed be previewing a new flagship model.

The company has recently introduced new models like the QX80 and more recently the QX50 which is also the first production model with a variable compression engine.

Infiniti will reveal the new concept in Detroit, on January 15, so stay tuned for more information.

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  • Taegon Lewis

    I’m guessing, the new (facelifted) Q70/Nissan Cima?

    • Bash

      You beat me to it…

    • NissLover

      Ehh… doubt it. This seems to be something thats going to be electric.

      • fabri99

        My thoughts exactly. It has no grille, which may just be a design idea, but is very likely an electric car “feature”.

  • KidRed

    The Japanese design language (as a whole, across Nissan, Toyota, Honda, etc) is just a slap in the face for anyone with OCD. The lines in the grill don’t align with the lines in the headlights and it appears the right side lines aren’t reflected angles of the left side.

    It’s so hard to look at most designs coming out of Japan lately as they seemed to have abandoned symmetry, balance, and anything remotely traditional in terms of car design.

    • OdysseyTag

      Yip, noticed that Japanese design is more expressive and abstract whereas German is more structured and conventional.

    • Ary Wisesa

      Perhaps you must come to Japan to understand their design. I don’t mind at all with their expressiveness of Japanese design (that oddly the complete opposite to their nature which is more subdued due to their cultural characteristics). Not everyone likes the convention. For me, current Audi design is super boring, but for others, it might be elegant. (But I must admit I love the design of 2nd gen Audi A3 and 2nd Gen Audi A8 so much. It blends the straight lines and curves beautifully and balanced).

      Everyone can have their own preference. Difference makes the world more beautiful. And don’t forget, the only thing that never changes is the change itself. Tradition can’t live forever.

    • Six Thousand Times

      You do want the lines on your grill to be parallel. Otherwise, your meat might fall through onto the coals.

  • Tumbi Mtika

    Can’t wait until they DON’T build this.

  • Honda NSX-R

    I’m getting a Kia Stinger vibe from this teaser

  • MarketAndChurch

    Very beautiful. It reminds me of either a Ford or a Hyundai, which is not a bad thing.

  • Six_Tymes

    cool looking detail, so far.

  • CJKnox

    I love that emblem design!

    • NissLover

      Yea, I noticed that too. Seems influenced by the Prototype 9 concept, which is pretty awesome.

  • Legionario007

    Are they changing their badge to look like a fanny on purpose?

  • Nordschleife

    You don’t have time for concepts Infiniti. You have to update the interior of the QX80. you have to remodel the Q70. You have to update the interiors and add ventilated seats to the Q50/Q60 and add Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to all models. Chop chop.

  • Ary Wisesa

    Looks promising. Can’t wait to see the whole thing. I guess it will be fluid and sleek.

  • Six Thousand Times

    Looks like something out of Calatrava’s sketchbook.

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