The Q Inspiration Concept represents the first manifestation of INFINITI’s new form language, characterized by advanced powertrains and a shift towards lower emissions. More technical in execution than existing INFINITI production cars and concept vehicles, the brand’s new design language adopts straight lines, concise graphics and clean surfaces. The result is a pure and simple – yet muscular – design execution inspired by modern powertrain technologies.
The impending adoption of more advanced forms of propulsion has allowed INFINITI’s designers to propose a new architecture for the mid-size sedan. The Q Inspiration eschews classical sedan forms in favor of more coupe-like proportions and an elongated silhouette. Its short hood segues into a long cabin, made possible by the powerful yet compact VC-Turbo engine under its hood.
The front of the car is dominated by a large double-arch grille, echoing the signature design of existing INFINITI vehicles, yet exhibiting a more obsessive and technical level of execution. The appearance of the grille is matched with sharp louvres running up the sides of the hood, and blade-like vents fore and aft of the wheels. INFINITI’s hallmark ‘human-eye’ headlamps have evolved to accommodate precise LED strip headlamps.
Extending rearwards from the slashes on the bonnet, precise shoulder lines blend into the smoother bodywork of the mid-section of the concept, across the car’s pillarless rear-hinged doors. The shoulder reappears towards the rear of the car, exhibiting a sensual, curved quarter and wheel arches, accompanied by a graceful, arcing roof-line flowing into the rear deck. These lines culminate in a single rear light strip beneath a clearly-defined trailing edge.