New-look Infiniti QX has China debut

World debut of a vision for premium mid-sized SUV
Inspired by Infiniti’s ‘Powerful Elegance’ language
Design from studios in UK, USA, China and Japan

PREMIERE TIME: The latest concept from Japanese automaker Infiniti is the QX Sport Inspiration which had its global premiere at the the Chinese auto show today (April 25). Image: Infiniti/Newspress

ROLLE, Switzerland – The Infiniti QX Sport Inspiration concept car has made its global public premiere at the 2016 Beijing auto show – “exploring the brand’s vision for a premium mid-sized SUV”.

The QX Sport Inspiration, Infiniti says, follows a series of highly acclaimed concept cars such as the Q30 Concept, QX30 Concept and Q60 Concept.


The idea is to explore a vision of how Infiniti “could once again demonstrate this successful approach in the mid-sized SUV class” – one Infiniti regards as one of the largest and fastest-growing premium segments.

2016 Infiniti QX Sport Inspiration concept

The new concept, the automaker says, also indicates the future design, layout and engineering for Infiniti QX models.

Infiniti says in a media release sent to The Corner: “This car was heavily influenced by the brand’s ‘Powerful Elegance’ design philosophy with a purposeful exterior using sculptural lines and strong, muscular proportions.

“The concept also features signature Infiniti design cues and an array of innovative details.”

The cabin, it adds, follows the brand’s ‘driver-centric, passenger-minded’ approach “characterised by flowing lines and advanced craftsmanship” with black and white predominating over tan flashes.


Infiniti’s president Roland Krueger said: “The QX Sport Inspiration is a statement of intent showcasing a daring design philosophy and a demonstration of our capabilities in the mid-size SUV segment.”

Alfonso Albaisa, the brand’s executive design director, added: “The QX Sport Inspiration expresses power and purpose through what we describe as its ‘proportional clarity’ with an elegance that is uniquely Infiniti.

2016 Infiniti QX Sport Inspiration

“The exterior will appeal to an artistic sensibility, more flowing than that evident on premium SUV’s.”


Infiniti has design, engineering and production facilities on three continents so the QX Sport Inspiration drew on an eclectic mix of culture and inspiration from the United Kingdom, Japan, China and the USA.

The Infiniti QX Sport Inspiration will be on public show from April 25-May 4 2016 at the China International Exhibition Centre.

2016 Infiniti QX Sport Inspiration



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