Japanese luxury brand Infiniti has revealed the QX Inspiration concept at the Detroit motor show.
The QX Inspiration is a mid-sized SUV that serves as a precursor to the marque’s first fully-electric vehicle.
Infiniti is using the QX Inspiration to introduce its new design language as the brand prepares for the era of electrification. Infiniti has already stated its future range will consist of a mix of fully-electric and hybrid models.
Build on Infiniti’s new electric vehicle platform, the design of the QX Inspiration is said to draw on the Japanese spatial concept of ‘Ma’ which apparently demonstrates how open spaces between lines create tension and builds anticipation. That’s deep.
The new platform has allowed the interior designers to create a lounge-like interior with premium materials and space for four.
For easy entry and egress, the front seats can rotate 30 degrees outward while the rear bench resembles a sofa. The idea is right, the execution in a production model will be interesting to see.
Up front, there’s a wide-screen monitor that runs from pillar to pillar and is finished in polarized gold-tinted glass. The screen incorporates a fully-configurable instrument cluster and infotainment display.
Size-wise, the QX Inspiration comes in at 4650mm long, 1630mm tall with a 2850mm wheelbase.
Power comes from a battery pack stored beneath the floor, with electric motors on each axle to deliver all-wheel drive. Infiniti hasn't provided any powertrain, performance or driving range figures.
Christian Meunier, Infiniti’s President said: “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 range confidence.”
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