Infiniti Q Inspiration Electric Sedan Revealed

JAN 12 2018 BY ERIC LOVEDAY 27

Infiniti has just released a new Q Inspiration image and with it we basically now see the electric sedan’s exterior in its entirety.

The car to be shown in just a few days at the 2018 NAIAS will almost surely be pure electric, though Infiniti is trying to conceal that part of the reveal for now. The blocked-off front end is a giveaway. Couple that with a statement from Infiniti design lead Alfonsa Albaisa some four months backs and we can say with a high level of confidence that this is the new Infiniti electric sedan and it’s production-bound (likely in a modified form) in 2019.

If the car shown in Detroit is not electric then fear not. An electric powertrain will be fitted to the production version of this car soon enough.

Infiniti Q Inspiration

In the new press release, Infiniti states:

We’ll show the world a glimpse of our new design direction next week in Detroit with the debut of a stunning, new sedan concept designed to accommodate future powertrain and autonomous technologies.

INFINITI will reveal the Q Inspiration on Jan. 15 at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Representing the next step in INFINITI design, the exterior of Q Inspiration features clear and concise lines and eschews classical sedan forms with its elongated silhouette. It’s the first manifestation of INFINITI’s new form language for an era of advanced powertrains and presents a design vision for vehicles in this segment.

Inifinit Q Inspiration

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Wow, finally a good looking concept design from Japan.

I hope they make it with the intention to outsell its ICE counterpart… but I’m not holding my breadth.

I’d say the front is scarily unaerodynamic…
But, otherwise correct.

You really think, they would bother to spend money on doing something which directly affects a performance of the car? All these engineers … I know some of you guys are obsessed with Tesla grills and anything else just looks suspicious or work of an legacy OEM …. you need to let it go.

Teslas don’t have grills.

Yes, I do.

Every automaker knowingly does aerodynamically stupid things to concept cars.

Yeah, that’s because it’s the designers who do the concept cars and then the engineers have to fix the aerodynamic issues if it ever makes production.

I still remember Lutz saying the Volt concept would be more aerodynamic backwards. The production Volt looked completely different after going through engineering and the wind tunnel validation.

It’s like they couldn’t help themselves.

best body kit for a model S so far……

That has a BIG frunk!

The front is clearly optimized to slash pedestrian’s legs in small parts.

Not really what I hope to see in the streets.

(⌐■_■) Trollnonymous

The Freddy Krueger car.

And sure to crumple from the gentlest of taps from any car bumper in a parking lot.

Good looking haunches, but that nose would make Jimmy Durante blush.

Best looking EV ever. Tesla need new designers

Since this design was clearly inspired by Model S I would say Tesla has the right designers.

The back looks great but the front … well, I’ll just say it doesn’t.

Trunk needs work.
Lip is backbreakingly high.

I assume a segment of the rear glass lifts, though it’s not obvious from the picture.

She’s got a nice looking rear end otherwise.

As for the front. Good grief, what a mess!
When will Japanese designers let go of these superfluous tucks, folds, slots, non functional vents and general ugliness.

Until it prove that it actually help aerodynamic.

And I bet it does, even thought it look not.

Yet another car that looks like different designers/teams worked on the front vs. the rear. The nose of this car is an affront to humanity, but I love what they did with the rear.

Hot!

Why do they all look like Model S?

Did the thermally control their batteries? Or does it just lose range like the leaf?

Beautiful, but the front looks like he ate a smaller model.

LOL just like the i8 looks like it’s giving birth to a 911…

We think it is time for you to expose Tesla as the Sam that it is! Tesla is selling less of each model annually than Pontiac did Aztecs. lol https://insideevs.com/elon-musk-tesla-model-3-production-target-is-up-to-200000-in-second-half-of-2017/

Front lines look inspired by Mercedes Benz.
Back lines look inspired by Porsche.
Sides and top take a pinch from Teslas.

Keep the design.. give me those super aggressive wheels and tires in place of the ho-hum current ones.