Looks weird, packs "high-performance" drivetrain

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.

Awkward Design

Infiniti Previews Some More Inspiration for the 2019 Detroit Auto Show
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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.

High-tech Interior

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.

Powerful Motor(s)

Infiniti Previews Some More Inspiration for the 2019 Detroit Auto Show
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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.

Further reading

2018 Infiniti QX50 Exterior Wallpaper quality
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Read our full review on the 2018 Infiniti QX50.

HONG KONG – Previewing the brand’s electrified future, INFINITI will unveil its new QX Inspiration concept at the 2019 North American International Auto Show this month.

The new concept represents INFINITI’s plans for high-performance electrified vehicles, offering complete range confidence while signaling a new era for INFINITI design enabled by new technology. Infused with Japanese DNA, a refreshed form language hints at the potency and character of the brand’s future electrified powertrains.

The development of new electric vehicle platforms enables the formation of spacious, lounge-like interiors. In the case of the QX Inspiration concept, the cabin has been hand-crafted using traditional techniques and a choice of materials inspired by a subtle Japanese sensuality. New interior technology follows the Japanese hospitality principle of omotenashi, creating a welcoming environment while assisting drivers and connecting occupants to the world around them.

"QX Inspiration is the beginning of a new era for INFINITI and an illustration of where we want to go with the brand. New technology has given us the opportunity to evolve our design philosophy – and the new vehicle communicates the serene strength at our core."

INFINITI’s new concept will be revealed in Detroit on Jan. 14, 11:40 a.m. EST. Full media information will be available at www.infinitinews.com/QXInspiration.

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