They look good, but they don’t look comfortable

Let’s get one thing straight. The Infiniti Q Inspiration is a stellar concept. It has its flaws, sure, but by and large, it provides a fascinating look into the automaker’s design future. But I’m not here to talk about the design elements the Q Inspiration hit; I’m here to discuss those seats, which are, in my opinion, one of the concept’s weak links. They fit into what concept seats should look like, but as far as seeing them in a production Infiniti in the future, I’m hedging my bets. I don’t think they’ll get that far.

The Q Inspiration Concept Might Represent the Future of Infiniti, but Those Seats Will Never Make It Interior
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The seats look more like the ones that advertising companies use, not by an automaker like Infiniti

I’m sure some of you will complain that I’m nitpicking details on an otherwise impressive concept car. That’s fair. I probably am. But that’s part of looking at the small details that make up the Q Inspiration Concept, and not just looking at it as a whole.

From afar, the seats look fantastic. They’re certainly different from what we’re used to seeing from a concept, though not as funky as the seats that Citroen showcased in the Hypnos Concept back in 2008. My point is that I don’t see them being used in a car setup, let alone a production car from Infiniti. To put it simply, the seats look more like the ones that advertising companies use, not by an automaker like Infiniti. The lack of any armrests is something I can let go of, but take a look at the pointed headrests. Don’t they look uncomfortable?

The Q Inspiration Concept Might Represent the Future of Infiniti, but Those Seats Will Never Make It Interior
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The seat itself slopes down in the front, which makes it tricky if you’re somehow wearing smooth denim that doesn’t stick well on downward-sloping seats

While I’m on the point of comfort, I don’t think those seats are comfortable. The seat itself slopes down in the front, which makes it tricky if you’re somehow wearing smooth denim that doesn’t stick well on downward-sloping seats. The possibility of slipping forward is a common occurrence, and it could happen with these seats.

I understand if you disagree with my points. It’s true that this nitpicking shouldn’t take away from what is an otherwise impressive concept offering from Infiniti. But if I’m going to look at it from afar, I should also look at it up-close and personal. From the latter’s point of view, I’m skeptical that we’ll see these seats in production Infiniti models anytime soon.

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