“It’s the empty space between the edges that often carries the loudest message.”
Electrifying the INFINITI range means rethinking the car from the ground up. The QX Inspiration is not just our first fully-electric concept car, it defines a new era of INFINITI design powered by outstanding performance and range confidence.
“The QX Inspiration marks the beginning of a new generation of INFINITI cars and establishes a direct blueprint for the brand’s first electric vehicle.”
MIKE COLLERAN, GLOBAL DIVISION VICE PRESIDENT, MARKETING & SALES OPERATIONS, INFINITI
To reimagine an entirely new type of vehicle, we based the QX Inspiration on the principles of modern Japanese design and architecture. Elegant creases throughout the body are influenced by origami and signature color treatments were inspired by Japanese lacquerware and ceramic work.
The exterior follows the Japanese spatial concept of ‘Ma’, which considers the open space between lines to create tension.
Smooth surfaces that replace the grille are framed by aerodynamic channels that divert air over and around the body.
The headlamp’s laser-like etching pattern is echoed throughout the interior and exterior.
A sleek, long roofline peaks in height directly above the front row of seats.
The QX Inspiration’s silhouette concludes with a sloping, aerodynamically-efficient Kammtail rear.
“New technology has given us the opportunity to evolve our design philosophy — and the new vehicle communicates the ‘serene strength’ at our core.”
KARIM HABIB, EXECUTIVE DESIGN DIRECTOR, INFINITI
Starting with a blank slate allowed us to question everything about vehicle interior design. Taking advantage of the space an electric vehicle (EV) has given us, QX Inspiration introduces a lounge-like interior rich in luxurious, unconventional materials to create a relaxing space for four.
Following the principle of Japanese hospitality ‘omotenashi’, the interior draws occupants in from the moment the clamshell doors open.
The cabin creates a welcoming, open atmosphere that invites occupants to unwind in comfort.
A hand-crafted quilted leather-appointed seating area is generously proportioned for two passengers.
Timber louvres on the roof create a tranquil mood — flooding the cabin with beautiful patterns.
Resting against the polarized gold tinted wide-screen monitor is the soft leather-appointed steering wheel, with a display all of its own.
Calming interior ambient light settings are inspired by the colours of Japanese spring.
The QX Inspiration reinvents the modern vehicle — pioneering a new approach infused with references to Japanese art, culture, and design.