New Infiniti concept car signals the future of the brand’s design language, and will be revealed in full at Detroit later this month
Called the Q Inspiration concept, it’s a svelte saloon with an elongated coupe-like rear end. At the front, the thin headlights are mounted in deep recesses while the unusual shark nose gille is body-coloured with a large chin spoiler beneath. Dramatic sculpted flanks accentuate the rear haunches of the car while a new LED taillight design spans the width of the back end.
According to Infiniti Executive Design Director Karim Habib, the new concept car will “take the traditional sedan architecture to its next stage of evolution”. Habib hints that it could be a rakish four-door coupe, thanks to the car’s “long cabin, balanced proportions and muscular stance”.
The Q Inspiration Concept is the first major project overseen by Habib at Infiniti. The firm’s new lead designer joined the Japanese luxury marque from BMW last year.
We still don’t know what kind of powertrain Infiniti is going to use in the Q Inspiration concept but expect to see a version of the new variable compression engine that debuted with the 2019 QX50, or even an electrified powertrain.
More importantly the upcoming Q Inspiration will give us an early taste of what the company is planning to do design-wise with its upcoming models, adopting more flowing lines and more imposing, muscular shapes.
The new Infiniti Q Inspiration is set to debut at the Detroit Auto Show on January 15, so stay tuned.