Infiniti Qs Inspiration Made Its Global Debut at Auto Shanghai
Representing Infiniti’s desire to challenge tradition, the Qs Inspiration previews a forthcoming Infiniti production model and hints at the company’s electrified future, in which the brand will offer electric and e-POWER powertrains.
The concept’s all-new flexible architecture has been developed specifically to accommodate high-performance electrified powertrains and enables a reinterpretation of traditional ‘three-box’ sedan design. Infiniti designers and engineers have been able to adapt the mechanical layout and physical proportions of the car, engaging drivers and keeping them connected to the road, while providing a sense of elevation and control.
Sedans have represented the backbone of Infiniti’s line-up since the brand’s inception in 1989, with enthusiast drivers drawn to their abundant power and low centre of gravity. Three decades on from the arrival of the technology-laden Q45 sedan, the Qs Inspiration features a low-mounted powertrain and robust e-AWD system engineered to thrill drivers with instantaneous acceleration and sustained power delivery. The raised driving position offers a more unobstructed view of the road ahead, without an increased body to compromise dynamics.
Christian Meunier, Chairman of Infiniti, comments: “For 30 years Infiniti has built a reputation for introducing new technology that delights and gives confidence to drivers. The age of electrification presents us with an opportunity to renew our credentials as an innovative challenger brand, ready to move quickly and decisively in this growing and exciting area of the market.”
The clean and concise ambience of the cabin merges a sense of Japanese design composure with striking artistry and craftsmanship, and two distinct zones. The driver-centric cockpit area is clutter-free and features colours, forms and materials to engage the driver better, visually referencing the car’s performance potential. For the passenger zone, there is a more relaxed ambience, with individual seats and a subtle colour palette that make the most of the generous interior space.
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