Infiniti QX Sport Inspiration
Infiniti QX Sport Inspiration – A peep in the future of Infiniti SUV
The Infiniti QX Sport Inspiration is a strikingly fresh design. What started life as Infiniti FX, look-a-like to America football (or Rugby ball in rest of the world) back in 2003. Turning itself to grown up muscular-footballer in the shape of S51, second-generation introduced in 2008 and then continued with the QX nomenclature in 2013.
The concept revealed at the 2016 Paris Motor Show (Mondial de l’Automobile), demonstrating several new design elements. The new QX SUV reflecting an elegant and powerful expression of progressive SUV design. Laying down markers for future Infiniti QX models, the QX Sport Inspiration showcasing the brand’s vision for a next-generation, premium mid-size SUV.
The QX Sport Inspiration stands out in its segment with its taut lines, muscular haunches, high visual center of gravity, long bonnet and raked, coupe-like silhouette. Immediately recognizable as an Infiniti, the QX Sport Inspiration is inspired by Infiniti’s ‘Powerful Elegance’ form language and bears the brand’s design hallmarks – including the signature double-arch grille, focused ‘human eye’ headlamps, ‘crescent-cut’ pillar and masculine, fluid body sculpting.
Flowing lines and advanced craftsmanship characterize the spacious and beautifully appointed interior, which follows Infiniti’s ‘driver-centric, passenger-minded’ approach to cabin architecture. The interior’s color palette – predominantly black and white with flashes of the hide’s natural tan color, as well as new dark brown leather for the Paris Motor Show – is striking, yet harmoniously blended through careful use of line, form, and texture.
“The QX Sport Inspiration is a statement of intent from INFINITI, showcasing a daring design philosophy and a demonstration of our capabilities in the mid-size SUV segment.” Roland Krueger, President of Infiniti
The concept promises off-road versatility, aided by its raised, 230 mm (9.1 in) ground clearance, as well as the empowering, in-control on-road driving characteristics and cruising comfort that is expected of any Infiniti. The concept features a lean, purposeful form, with a short front overhang and wide stance – total width (excluding rear-view cameras) is approx. 1,900 mm (74.8 in), while length is 4,600 mm (181 in).
Infiniti has launched a number of new models recently which adhere closely to the form and philosophy of concept models – notably the Q30, the QX30 and the Q60. All share a suite of signature design cues that help ensure each is immediately recognizable as an Infiniti.