Infiniti QX Inspiration Concept Preview – Luxury Brand Turns 30 at Detroit Auto Show

By Steve & Tamami Laser

Thirty years ago at the 1989 Detroit Auto Show, Nissan launched its new Infiniti brand and pulled the covers off the flagship Q45 performance luxury sedan (below).

Sales of the Q45, along with the M30 coupe, started 10 months later at 51 Infiniti dealers across the U.S. Over the years, Infiniti has introduced a wide array of dramatically styled models, from the J30 sedan, to the iconic FX crossover.

In less than two weeks, Infiniti will reveal its latest concept, dubbed the QX Inspiration (above), in Detroit. Like the original Q45, the new QX concept doesn’t have a traditional front grille. Yet instead of a powerful V8 engine, the new concept is said to be “electrified.”

We only have two illustrations of the vehicle to go with at the moment, along with a brief press release. Infiniti previously said that by 2021 all of its new production models will feature electrified powertrains – including pure EVs, parallel hybrids, and e-POWER versions.

Infiniti plans to introduce new interior technology for the QX Inspiration that “follows the Japanese hospitality principle of ‘omotenashi,’ creating a welcoming environment, while assisting drivers and connecting occupants to the world around them.”

News source and photos courtesy of Infiniti Motor Company Ltd. and Infiniti North America, Inc.

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