The Infiniti QX Inspiration is a midsize luxury SUV concept previewing the Infiniti’s first fully electric vehicle.
The INFINITI QX Inspiration Concept was awarded “Best Concept Vehicle” and “Best Interior” at the 2019 North American International Auto Show by the prominent collection of automotive designers known as EyesOn Design. The concept also received the “Innovative Use of Color, Graphics or Materials” award. The Infiniti QX Inspiration concept combines an electrified all-wheel drive powertrain with SUV body and introduces a new INFINITI form language for the electrified era.
The annual EyesOn Design Awards, given in seven categories, are selected by more than 30 active and retired design heads of automotive manufacturers and transportation design chairs from top art schools. The awards are considered the validation of great automobile design from the industry’s leaders.
“The QX Inspiration is the future of INFINITI and showcases the evolution of how Japanese DNA manifests in our design language in the age of electrification for our premium brand. I am so proud of our design teams in our centers around the world. They work so hard, often in obscurity, on these beautiful designs, and this recognition means so much to them. It is extremely gratifying and I could not be more proud,” said Alfonso Albaisa, senior vice president of global design at Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
The all-wheel drive QX Inspiration concept signals a new era for INFINITI design enabled by technology, with a form language hinting at the potency and character of electrified powertrains. The new concept sets a direct precedent for the company’s first fully-electric production car.
The interior of the QX Inspiration car concept is hand-crafted using traditional techniques and a choice of materials inspired by a subtle Japanese sensuality. The development of new electrified vehicle platforms enables the creation of spacious, lounge-like interiors influenced by ‘omotenashi’, the Japanese approach to hospitality.