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Infiniti Q Inspiration Concept Lands In Detroit Boasting Near-Future Tech 15
Jan
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in concepts, Detroit-Auto-Show, featured, Infiniti, Infiniti Concepts on 01 15th, 2018


Infiniti has unveiled the Q Inspiration Concept at NAIAS 2018, a car that reflects the automaker’s new design language, while also featuring a VC-Turbo variable compression ratio engine and autonomous drive tech.

Aesthetically, the concept boasts classical sedan forms, though with coupe-like proportions and an elongated silhouette. Out in front, it has a large double-arch grille, sharp louvres along the sides of the hood, and blade-like vents flanking the wheel arches.

Other notable exterior design features would be the sharp LED strip headlamps, pillar-less rear-hinged doors and the single rear light strip.

Inside, it’s all very concise and minimalist, with a human-centric cabin that’s said to reduce the “noise” of the interior, helping the driver focus entirely on the road ahead. Each passenger gets a touch screen (HMI – Human Machine Interface), as the system can also monitor the occupants’ biometrics.

“The Q Inspiration interior is reduced to a minimalist expression of wellbeing and comfort, and strives to create a warm and uncompromisingly modern atmosphere, like one so often finds in Tokyo residential architecture. The purpose being to enable users in a new era of connectivity, while simultaneously enriching the driving experience with materials of the best quality, crafted by the hands of the artist,” stated Infiniti design exec, Karim Habib.

Speaking of high-quality materials, the Q Inspiration cabin’s inside door pockets are lined with a ‘Nishijin-ori’ material, which includes golden washi paper shreds woven with silk threads. Aside from the luxury factor, this material also acts as a high tech sensor, allowing passengers to switch on and adjust the pocket lighting.

Underneath the hood, the Q Inspiration’s VC-Turbo powertrain continually adjusts its compression ratio in order to optimize fuel efficiency. According to the Japanese automaker, this engine will offer a new approach to power delivery in the mid-size sedan segment, challenging the notion that only hybrid or diesel engines can deliver a high torque figure or good fuel economy.

As for safety, the Q Inspiration previews the next stage of development for Infiniti’s ProPILOT autonomous drive system, which still aims at ultimately allowing drivers to retain control over their vehicle, acting as a co-pilot of sorts. However, when the driver is ready to kick back and relax, the system will provide end-to-end autonomous capability, with multi-lane highway driving and intersection auto-navigation functionalities.

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Infiniti Q Inspiration Concept Lands In Detroit Boasting Near-Future Tech 15
Jan
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in concepts, Detroit-Auto-Show, featured, Infiniti, Infiniti Concepts on 01 15th, 2018


Infiniti has unveiled the Q Inspiration Concept at NAIAS 2018, a car that reflects the automaker’s new design language, while also featuring a VC-Turbo variable compression ratio engine and autonomous drive tech.

Aesthetically, the concept boasts classical sedan forms, though with coupe-like proportions and an elongated silhouette. Out in front, it has a large double-arch grille, sharp louvres along the sides of the hood, and blade-like vents flanking the wheel arches.

Other notable exterior design features would be the sharp LED strip headlamps, pillar-less rear-hinged doors and the single rear light strip.

Inside, it’s all very concise and minimalist, with a human-centric cabin that’s said to reduce the “noise” of the interior, helping the driver focus entirely on the road ahead. Each passenger gets a touch screen (HMI – Human Machine Interface), as the system can also monitor the occupants’ biometrics.

“The Q Inspiration interior is reduced to a minimalist expression of wellbeing and comfort, and strives to create a warm and uncompromisingly modern atmosphere, like one so often finds in Tokyo residential architecture. The purpose being to enable users in a new era of connectivity, while simultaneously enriching the driving experience with materials of the best quality, crafted by the hands of the artist,” stated Infiniti design exec, Karim Habib.

Speaking of high-quality materials, the Q Inspiration cabin’s inside door pockets are lined with a ‘Nishijin-ori’ material, which includes golden washi paper shreds woven with silk threads. Aside from the luxury factor, this material also acts as a high tech sensor, allowing passengers to switch on and adjust the pocket lighting.

Underneath the hood, the Q Inspiration’s VC-Turbo powertrain continually adjusts its compression ratio in order to optimize fuel efficiency. According to the Japanese automaker, this engine will offer a new approach to power delivery in the mid-size sedan segment, challenging the notion that only hybrid or diesel engines can deliver a high torque figure or good fuel economy.

As for safety, the Q Inspiration previews the next stage of development for Infiniti’s ProPILOT autonomous drive system, which still aims at ultimately allowing drivers to retain control over their vehicle, acting as a co-pilot of sorts. However, when the driver is ready to kick back and relax, the system will provide end-to-end autonomous capability, with multi-lane highway driving and intersection auto-navigation functionalities.

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New Infiniti Q Inspiration Sedan Concept – This Is It! 3
Jan
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in concepts, Detroit-Auto-Show, Infiniti, Infiniti Concepts on 01 3rd, 2018


Infiniti is bringing a new concept called Q Inspiration at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

The company’s latest concept will have the form of a flagship sedan, adopting a more four-door coupe-like shape with revised proportions. The hood will be shorter, with the cabin being longer and featuring big chunks of glass to make it feel like a proper premium lounge for passengers.

We still don’t know what kind of powertrain Infiniti is going to use in the Q Inspiration concept but expect to see a version of the new variable compression engine that debuted with the 2019 QX50, or even an electrified powertrain.

More importantly the upcoming Q Inspiration will give us an early taste of what the company is planning to do design-wise with its upcoming models, adopting more flowing lines and more imposing, muscular shapes.

The new Infiniti Q Inspiration is set to debut at the Detroit Auto Show on January 15, so stay tuned.

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New Infiniti Sedan Concept Teased Ahead Of Detroit Debut 21
Dec
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in concepts, Detroit-Auto-Show, featured, Infiniti, Infiniti Concepts on 12 21st, 2017


Infiniti has dropped the first teaser image of a brand new concept which will preview the company’s new design language.

The Japanese company says that the sedan concept will be the “first manifestation” of Infiniti’s new design direction.

“The new Infiniti concept car will take the traditional sedan architecture to its next stage of evolution,” said Karim Habib, Infiniti’s Executive Design Director. A shift toward smarter, more compact and less intrusive powertrains; we were able to create an alternative form with flowing gestures, more engaging in character and more enriching in experience.”

“With its long cabin, balanced proportions and muscular stance, the concept heralds in a new era for Infiniti models,” he added.

According to the latest reports, Infiniti’s new concept will have the form of a flagship sedan that will mix sporty design language with new technologies, but we still don’t know if the company will indeed be previewing a new flagship model.

The company has recently introduced new models like the QX80 and more recently the QX50 which is also the first production model with a variable compression engine.

Infiniti will reveal the new concept in Detroit, on January 15, so stay tuned for more information.

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Infiniti Design Boss Hints At A Flagship Sedan Concept For Detroit 15
Nov
Posted by Michael Gauthier in concepts, Detroit-Auto-Show, Infiniti, Infiniti Concepts, Reports on 11 15th, 2017


Infiniti has largely abandoned flagships sedan since the Q45 was phased out in 2006. The company still offers the Q70L but that’s more of a competitor to the Cadillac CT6 than proper flagships from Audi, BMW, and Mercedes.

The company has flirted with the idea of a new flagship in the past and the automaker introduced the stylish Q80 Inspiration concept at the Paris Motor Show in 2014. While three years have passed since that concept was unveiled, Infiniti’s head of design, Alfonso Albaisa, suggested the company could have a surprise for 2018 North American International Auto Show.

Speaking to Car&Driver, Albaisa said “In Detroit, we will show something about that subject [flagship sedans] which is super nice.” The designer went on to suggest the car will be a “sexy” sedan that has a “new proportion because of new technologies.”

That’s not much to go on but it sure sounds like Infiniti is preparing to introduce a new concept that could preview a flagship sedan. Albaisa’s mention of technology is also interesting as it could be a subtle hint that the vehicle might adopt an alternative powertrain such as electricity. This matches up with previous rumors which suggested Infiniti would introduce an electric concept in Detroit with plans for a production model in 2019.

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SEMA: Infiniti Q60 Red Alpha Concept Gets 476HP With the Help Of AMS 30
Oct
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in concepts, Infiniti, Infiniti Concepts, Infiniti Q60, SEMA show, tuning on 10 30th, 2017


Infiniti and AMS Performance will present the Q60 Red Alpha concept at this year’s SEMA show in Las Vegas.
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SEMA: Infiniti Q60 Red Alpha Concept Gets 476HP With the Help Of AMS 30
Oct
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in concepts, Infiniti, Infiniti Concepts, Infiniti Q60, SEMA show, tuning on 10 30th, 2017


Infiniti and AMS Performance will present the Q60 Red Alpha concept at this year’s SEMA show in Las Vegas.
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Infiniti’s Prototype 9 Vintage Racer Has A Firm Hold On Our Psyche 24
Oct
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Infiniti, Infiniti Concepts, Infiniti Videos, racing, video on 10 24th, 2017


Infiniti's Prototype 9, a retro open-wheeled roadster concept, went on display at Car Classic 2017 at the ArtCenter College of Design.
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Infiniti’s Prototype 9 Vintage Racer Has A Firm Hold On Our Psyche 24
Oct
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Infiniti, Infiniti Concepts, Infiniti Videos, racing, video on 10 24th, 2017


Infiniti's Prototype 9, a retro open-wheeled roadster concept, went on display at Car Classic 2017 at the ArtCenter College of Design.
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Infiniti Prototype 9 Concept Breaks Cover Ahead Of Pebble Beach 11
Aug
Posted by Michael Gauthier in concepts, Infiniti, Infiniti Concepts, Pebble Beach on 08 11th, 2017


Following a preview earlier this week, Infiniti has released new photos of the stunning Prototype 9 concept.
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Infiniti Teases Retro Prototype Ahead Of Pebble Beach Debut 9
Aug
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in concepts, Infiniti, Infiniti Concepts, Pebble Beach on 08 9th, 2017


Infiniti just threw two teaser images of its upcoming “heritage-inspired prototype” that’s set to make its debut at the upcoming Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.
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Infiniti Q50 EV Is A Concept For The Year 2025 19
Jul
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in concept, Infiniti, Infiniti Concepts, infiniti q50, Infiniti Videos, Renderings, video on 07 19th, 2017


Wondering what an all-electric midsize sedan from Infiniti could look like eight years from now? Check out this hypothetical successor to the Q50.
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Pirelli Wants To Help Infiniti’s Project Black S Put Its 500 HP To The Tarmac 14
Jun
Posted by Carscoops Staff in concept, Infiniti Concepts, Infiniti Q60, Pirelli on 06 14th, 2017


Infiniti tantalized us with the reveal of the Project Black S concept at the Geneva Motor Show a few months ago, turning the Q60 coupe into a performance prototype that could eventually make production – though we aren't exactly holding our breath.
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Infiniti Says Radical Q60 Project Black S Should Make Production 20
Apr
Posted by Brad Anderson in Infiniti, Infiniti Concepts, Infiniti Q60, Reports on 04 20th, 2017


Infiniti has given the strongest suggestion yet that the radical Q60 Project Black S will spawn a rival to the Mercedes-AMG C63 and BMW M4.
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Infiniti QX80 Monograph Previews Firm’s Overhauled Large SUV 12
Apr
Posted by Brad Anderson in Galleries, Infiniti, Infiniti Concepts, Infiniti QX80, New York auto show on 04 12th, 2017


Prior to the New York Auto Show opening its doors on Wednesday, Infiniti has unveiled the bold QX80 Monograph, a new design study previewing the company’s next large SUV.
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