QX Inspiration Concept Is An Unrealistic Teaser Of Infiniti’s New Electric SUV

Infiniti’s vision for an electrified future looks a little something like the QX Inspiration concept, unveiled just now at the 2019 Detroit Auto Show.

Size-wise, the QX Inspiration is described as a mid-size SUV, serving as a precursor to Infiniti’s first fully-electric model. It’s also bold, stylish and has a very clean, yet futuristic interior, guarded by coach doors. As for performance, the automaker claims the concept will lead to a high-performance, high-range EV.

“The QX Inspiration marks the beginning of a new generation of Infiniti cars and establishes a direct blueprint for the brand’s first electric vehicle. Based on a new, dedicated electric vehicle architecture and inspired by Infiniti’s Japanese DNA, the SUV concept previews a product portfolio which will offer high performance, ultra-low emissions, and total range confidence,” said Infiniti president, Christian Meunier.

Tomorrow’s looks, today

The styling of the all-wheel drive QX Inspiration is “enabled by technology”, its form factor hinting at what’s to come when Infiniti designers finish up the company’s first fully-electric production vehicle. The concept also utilizes the Japanese spatial concept of ‘Ma’, which demonstrates how open spaces between lines can create tension and build anticipation.

“QX Inspiration is the manifestation of our electric ambition and has been 30 years in the making,” added design boss Karim Habib.

The interior of the concept has been hand-crafted using traditional techniques, with materials inspired by a subtle Japanese sensuality. Meanwhile, the car’s platform is what allowed designers to build a lounge-like cockpit, influenced by ‘omotenashi’ – the Japanese approach to hospitality.

No potential powertrain details were revealed at this time.

*Article updated with videos and live photos from the Detroit show

 

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  • Bash

    I like it.

  • cbATL

    Let’s design a SUV with barely any glass….

    Infiniti – OK.

    • ➡️ProtectOurHeritage⬅️

      Concept car
      noun
      A car built as a prototype, often just one single example, to show and test new ideas, which may or may not be developed or produced in larger numbers.

  • disqus_83g6mJmr6l

    truly beautiful

  • Six_Tymes

    amazing. this is some of the best design work to come from Infiniti i’v seen.

  • no25

    This is a great looking concept! But when it comes to Infiniti’s concept to reality production, something always goes wrong, and it won’t look anything like this.

    • khc

      Hopefully, it won’t look anything like this – for the sake of those actual humans who may have to sit inside.

  • Nordschleife

    If you brought back the FX or the QX70 this would be it.

  • Ed

    Concepts.
    CONCEPTS!
    When will we see something in production?!?!

  • Rich Money

    they are completely lost. adrift and grasping for meaning.

  • OptixGuru

    In love. And would love to have the opportunity to own this Infiniti .. Even in its concept form. It’s a showpiece and a conversation starter for the rest of the automotive industry to take notice, of which they’ll probably follow in the end.

    And as far as those trolling on Infiniti only making concepts and never bringing them to a real reality…at least they keep trying with new ideas versus other car companies who make bigger, smaller and taller versions of one car… And claim that it’s a new car. Infiniti takes risks

    Come on folks.

  • Sjaak

    At this moment by far one of the best design studies. Fantastic proportions, lovely sculpted, beautiful details, a feast for my eyes. Pure craftsmanship. Of course i know it is a study, but when this is taken as a start…….

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