The vehicle previews near-future applications for INFINITI’s variable compression ratio VC-Turbo technology and highlights the first manifestation of INFINITI’s new form language for an era of advanced powertrains. Classical sedan design is eschewed in favor of coupe-like proportions and an elongated silhouette, as the four-cylinder VC-Turbo liberates designers from the constraints of traditional powertrain architecture.
Additionally in this concept, realising the next stage in vehicle autonomy for INFINITI, ProPILOT enables drivers to delegate more stressful driving tasks to the car and enjoy an enhanced ability to respond to hazards.
Karim Habib, Executive Design Director at INFINITI, commented: “We aim to take traditional sedan architecture to its next stage of evolution. Q Inspiration offers an alternative form; something more flowing in appearance with an unusually long and balanced cabin. Experimenting with new proportions in a typically conservative segment, the Q Inspiration features a shorter hood and longer body, with all the benefits to interior wellbeing, comfort and space that this layout entails.”
Whilst François Bancon, Vice President, Product and Programs, INFINITI, commented: “The beauty of the VC-Turbo powertrain is that it is a global technology. While we have plans to electrify our product portfolio in future, drivers all around the world are still reliant on internal combustion engines for their transport needs. This new engine not only complies with every emissions standard currently in effect around the world, it also offers a compelling blend of turbocharged performance and high efficiency, challenging the notion that these qualities are unique to hybrid power.”
Release dates for the brand new Q Inspiration are yet to be confirmed, but if the Concept is anything to go by, it’s certainly a car giving us a taste for the future.
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