Infiniti has revealed its new Q Inspiration Concept at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show.
Created under the watch of ex-BMW designer Karim Habib, the concept car’s exterior is the first manifestation of Infiniti ‘s new form language for an era of so-called “advanced powertrains” and presents a design vision for vehicles in the mid-sized saloon segment.
Although the show car is powered by a VC-Turbo petrol engine borrowed from the recently unveiled QX50 SUV, the Q Inspiration’s overall styling and packaging is nevertheless suggestive of a future electric model. It is also claimed to feature “next-level autonomous drive technologies”.
“As a new wave of technologies begins to take shape, our Detroit concept car heralds a new generation of Infiniti . A seamless and stunning new design philosophy demonstrating Infiniti artistry in the new age of autonomy and breakthrough drivetrains,” says Alfonso Albaisa, senior vice president for global design at Infiniti’s parent company, Nissan.
“We aim to take traditional sedan architecture to its next stage of evolution. The Q Inspiration offers an alternative form; something more flowing in appearance and muscular in stance, with an unusually long and balanced cabin. Experimenting with new proportions in an established segment with the arrival of smarter, compact powertrains, the Q Inspiration features a shorter hood and elongated body, with all the benefits to interior wellbeing, comfort and space that this layout entails,” adds