Infiniti QX Sport Inspiration 01

Infiniti has finally lifted the cover off its new QX Sport Inspiration concept, following the teaser released earlier this month. The car was unveiled at the brand’s design studio in Beijing in conjunction with this week’s auto show.

As reported, the concept previews the awaited replacement of the outgoing QX70 that has been on the market since 2008. Featuring its bold design scheme as seen on the stunning Q60 Coupe and QX30, the future looks bright for the premium mid-sized SUV.

Starting from the front, the QX Sport Inspiration concept offers a more aggressive take on the current model, with a double-arch grille and a unique headlight design the automaker calls ‘human eye’. It also has sporty air intakes placed on the corner of the bumper, which could be a sign of a meaty power plant under the hood.

The concept’s side profile is characterised by flowing lines and a new interpretation of Infiniti’s trademark crescent-cut pillar design. These are matched with the car’s short overhangs and bulging wheel arches. It will also be interesting to see how the automaker will carry the side air vents behind the front wheels to the finished product. The rear section is striking as well, thanks to the highly-positioned ‘blade’ tail lamps and the twin tail pipe layout.

The cabin seems to focus on personal space, with a driver-focused dashboard design. Front occupants are separated by a high transmission tunnel while the sleek dashboard features a tablet-style touch display. We also see what seems to be a fully digital instrument cluster à la Audi’s virtual cockpit. The flat-bottomed steering wheel and bucket seats are cool and all but don’t expect Infiniti to include them in the production model.





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