Stand-out elements blend form and function

For INFINITI, the definition of ‘elegance’ can be the most sophisticated solution to a complex engineering or aerodynamic challenge, as well as a statement of striking aesthetics. This drives our instinct to create designs that are both beautiful and useful.” Alfonso Albaisa, INFINITI Executive Design Director

The exterior of the QX Sport Inspiration is notable for numerous design details that are visually striking while also fulfilling a clear functional purpose. For example, located above the sills on both sides of the car is a recessed step. As well as aiding ingress and egress for driver and passengers, this step reduces the apparent depth of the bodywork and raises the concept’s visual center of gravity for a ‘go anywhere’ SUV-like appearance.

Large vertical ‘blade’-shaped vents are integrated into the front fender, highlighting the width of the concept while also admitting cooling air to the front brakes. Another pair of vertical vents, located behind the bold front wheel arches, reference those found on previous INFINITI concepts and also serve an aerodynamic purpose, extracting turbulent, drag-inducing air from the front wheel arches.

Another design feature artfully blending form and function is the performance-inspired rear diffuser, which aids aerodynamic efficiency and is careful integrated with the exhaust outlets.