Infiniti QX Sport Inspiration Concept Previews Next-Generation SUV


More details on the Infiniti QX Sport Inspiration concept have been revealed.

The concept will make its world premiere at the 2016 Beijing Motor Show and explores the brand’s vision for a next-generation premium midsize SUV. Its design also lays down markers for future Infiniti QX models, boasting taut lines and muscular haunches with a high visual center of gravity. Easily recognizable as an Infiniti model, the QX Sport Inspiration concept is inspired by the brand’s “Powerful Elegance” design language while boasting 9.1 inches of ground clearance. It measures 74.8 inches wide and 181.1 inches long.

In a way, the Infiniti QX Sport Inspiration concept serves as the SUV version of the Q80 Inspiration concept, that previews a future flagship sedan for the Japanese luxury automaker. The SUV concept includes a new interpretation of the company’s hallmark “crescent-cut” C-pillar, where the leading edge of the crescent is raised, similar to what’s found on the Q80 Inspiration concept. Up front are Infiniti’s familiar double-arch grille and focused “human-eye” headlights.

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The handcrafted interior brings a new sense of luxury to the brand, with a horizontally-biased interior architecture featuring lines that wrap around the upper portions of the cabin. The four-seat layout emphasizes the designers’ desire to give all passengers their own personal space in the cabin, while a fifth seat in the center of the rear bench is available if necessary. Despite having a coupe-like roofline, the 110.2-inch wheelbase promises to offer plenty of comfort for all passengers.

Since it mostly serves as a design concept, Infiniti didn’t mention any performance specifications or what powers the QX Inspiration concept.

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