Challenging Tradition

by BTM

Thu, 02 May 2019

Challenging Tradition

Infiniti debuted the Qs Inspiration, a sports sedan concept for the electrified era, at Auto Shanghai 2019. The vehicle offers a new perspective on the design and layout of the sports sedan, with an elevated driving position and high-performance electrified all-wheel drive (e-AWD) power.

Representing the brand’s desire to challenge tradition, the Qs Inspiration previews a forthcoming Infiniti production model and hints at the company’s electrified future.

The concept’s all-new flexible architecture has been developed specifically to accommodate high-performance electrified powertrains, and enables a reinterpretation of traditional ‘three-box’ sedan design. Infiniti designers and engineers have been able to adapt the mechanical layout and physical proportions of the car, engaging drivers and keeping them connected to the road, while providing a sense of elevation and control.

Three decades on from the arrival of the technology-laden Q45 sedan, the Qs Inspiration features a low-mounted powertrain and potent e-AWD system. The raised driving position offers a clearer view of the road ahead, without a raised body to compromise dynamics.