Infiniti has released the first image of its new Q Inspiration Concept ahead of its debut at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
Representing the next step in Infiniti design, the exterior of Q Inspiration features clear and concise lines and eschews classical sedan forms with its elongated silhouette.
It is the first manifestation of Infiniti’s new form language for an era of advanced powertrains and presents a design vision for vehicles in this segment.
Shown alongside Prototype 9, Q Inspiration aims to showcase a new elegance, one that strikes harmony and simplicity in a complex world.
Karim Habib, Infiniti executive design director, said the concept has a shorter hood — which means a smaller engine compartment than in the past. The design clue indicates Infiniti’s interest in a nontraditional powertrain for a future sedan flagship with some degree of electrification.
“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.”
Karim Habib, Infiniti Executive Design Director