Infiniti Previews Some More Inspiration for the 2019 Detroit Auto Show
Looks weird, packs "high-performance" drivetrainby Ciprian Florea, on
Infiniti is preparing a new concept car for the first auto show of the year in Detroit. And as you might have already guessed, it comes with an "Inspiration" badge. This time around though, it’s of the QX variety, which means it’s an SUV. Infiniti says the QX Inspiration previews the brand’s electrified, high-performance future.
Unlike most auto show previews, we actually get a good glimpse of the vehicle. And needless to say, the QX Inspiration looks intriguing, to say the least.
The front fascia looks familiar compared to recent Infiniti concept vehicles. It has a massive, closed-off grille with illuminated "Infiniti" lettering, really slim headlamps, and a sturdy bumper. However, the profile is far from sleek. The doors are tall, just like on a production SUV, but the windows are very narrow. What’s more, the glasshouse becomes even narrower toward the rear and roof is heavily angled.
It's not the most beautiful concept car out there, but it's an interesting take I'm willing to accept if things become more interesting under the skin.
And based on the very little amount of info Infiniti has released, it should.
The Japanese firm says that the concept rides on a new platform for EVs that leaves room for "spacious, lounge-like interiors."
The vehicle is also packed with hand-crafted materials and features, as well as state-of-the-art technology and connectivity.
There’s no word about the drivetrain, but Infiniti talks about "high-performance" and "potency," so it should hide a couple of powerful electric motors under the strange looking body.
The QX Inspiration will break cover on January 14, so make sure you stick around for more info on this concept SUV.
Read our full review on the 2018 Infiniti QX50.