- Infiniti unveiled its all-new QX Inspiration concept SUV at the 2019 Detroit auto show on Monday.
- According to Nissan’s Hong Kong-based luxury offshoot, the stylish concept is designed to give the public a sneak peek at the future of its electric SUV styling.
- The QX Inspiration’s most distinctive features include its coach doors and marble center console.
Infiniti unveiled its all-new QX Inspiration concept SUV at the 2019 Detroit auto show on Monday. The stylish all-electric concept is designed to give the public a sneak peek at the future of Infiniti crossover SUV styling.
“The Infiniti QX Inspiration marks the beginning of a new generation of Infiniti cars and establishes a direct blueprint for the brand’s first electric vehicle,” the automaker’s recently-promoted president and chairman Christian Meunier said in a statement. “Based on a new, dedicated electric vehicle architecture and inspired by Infiniti’s Japanese DNA, the SUV concept previews a product portfolio which will offer high performance, ultra-low emissions, and range confidence.”
Meunier was promoted to the top job at Infiniti last week following Roland Krueger’s departure after four years in charge of Nissan’s luxury arm. Meunier previously served as the Hong Kong-based automaker’s global head of sales and marketing.
Infiniti hasn’t released any technical specs for the SUV and that’s on purpose. It’s the concept’s striking sheet metal and its futuristic interior that’s on display.
The QX Inspiration’s standout features include its Rolls-Royce-style coach doors, which are complemented by a carpet of light emanating from its cabin.
The driver is then greeted by front seats that swing out 30 degrees. The interior is dominated by a massive “pillar-to-pillar” widescreen display that declutters the front dash. There’s also an information screen at the center of the steering wheel. The center console is made of Bianca Carrera marble and is decorated with a Japanese plum blossom.
The overall feel of the cabin is meant to mimic that of a lounge.
“For the interior, we followed the principle of omotenashi, or Japanese hospitality,” Alfonso Albaisa, Nissan’s senior vice president of global design, said in a statement. “It’s a concept that we discussed a great deal during the development of the Infiniti QX Inspiration.”
“Technology is a window into broader horizons, and we want that window to be inviting, welcoming, enticing – staying true to our Japanese roots,” Albaisa added.
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