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A First Look at the INFINITI Q Inspiration, a Montrealer’s Creation

INFINITI Q Inspiration
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Guillaume Rivard
The new concept reveals what tomorrow’s INFINITI sedans will look like

The 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit gets under way in just over a week, and several vehicle models are already on the confirmed list of launches. INFINITI, for one, will be introducing the magnificent Q Inspiration concept, seen here.

The Q Inspiration provides a foretaste of what to expect from the next generation of INFINITI cars, not just in terms of styling but also of when technologies will power them. Adding to the interest for Canadians is that the development team for its creation was led by Montrealer and McGill University graduate Karim Habib, head of design at the Japanese automaker.

"The new INFINITI concept car will take the traditional sedan architecture to its next stage of evolution. 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."

- Karim Habib

As per current trends in the industry and the segment, the new sedan will be coupe-like in form and muscular in overall appearance – an appearance dominated by the super-thin headlights and taillights, a large glass roof and large, striking wheels. Under the hood, we can expect to find the all-new variable-compression turbo engine first introduced in the 2019 INFINITI QX50, if not something even more highly evolved.

Stay tuned on January 15 for more details!

Guillaume Rivard
Guillaume Rivard
Automotive expert