Infiniti has revealed the Qs Inspiration concept car at the Shanghai motor show, with the ‘sports saloon’ previewing a forthcoming production model.
Shaped by a team of designers working under creative boss Karim Habib (pictured above introducing the car in Shanghai), the Qs Inspiration concept evinces Infiniti’s new form language for its forthcoming electrified vehicles.
Like the QX Inspiration showcar that was revealed at the start of the year in Detroit, the new design study is claimed to draw on the brand’s Japanese heritage for aesthetic inspiration.
“As designers, we are constantly inspired by the technology of our engineers and the Japanese design influences which are part of our DNA,” explains Alfonso Albaisa, senior vice president for global design at parent company Nissan.
Infiniti has also announced in Shanghai this week that the first of its new-generation electrified cars will be built in China – and specifically for the lucrative Chinese market.
“China has the most growth potential for electric vehicles globally, especially in the premium segment,” comments Infiniti chairman, Christian Meunier. “The age of electrification presents us with an opportunity to renew our credentials as an innovative challenger brand, ready to move quickly and decisively in this growing and exciting area of the market.”