Infiniti has revealed its new QX Sport Inspiration concept car at the Beijing motor show.
Said to have been inspired by the brand’s “Powerful Elegance” design philosophy – characterised by flowing sculptural lines – the QX Sport Inspiration lays down markers for the brand’s vision of a next-generation, mid-size premium SUV.
The latest design study evolves Infiniti’s signature styling elements, including a new interpretation of the hallmark “crescent-cut” C-pillar, where the leading edge of the crescent is raised – echoing that of the Q80 Inspiration Concept.
In profile the bodywork tapers down from the concept’s roof toward a rear hatch that has been angled to accentuate the vehicle’s “lean-forward” silhouette.
At the front, the line from the top of Infiniti’s familiar double-arch grille extends through the sharp, “human-eye” headlamps around the edge of the hood to form a character line that runs over the flared front wheel arches and along the flanks to the tapered rear.
“The QX Sport Inspiration expresses power and purpose through what we describe as its ‘proportional clarity’, with an elegance that is uniquely Infiniti. The exterior design will appeal to an artistic sensibility. It has a more flowing, natural aesthetic than that evident in traditional premium SUVs.” said Alfonso Albaisa, Infiniti’s executive design director.
Internally, the cabin is described by the designers as being “driver-centric and passenger-minded”. Incorporating a four-seat layout, the horizontally-biased interior architecture features lines that wrap around the upper portions of the cabin.