The previous Q Inspiration concept had a four-door hatchback bodystyle, with sporty, low-slung suspension.
Infiniti says the new Qs Inspiration Concept has an electrified all-wheel drive powertrain; utilising parent brand Nissan’s 'e-POWER' technology as seen in the Nissan Leaf electric hatch. Infiniti says the Qs Insipiration “hints at the company’s electrified future”.
This is in contrast to the 2018 Q Inspiration concept which was powered by Infiniti’s 'VC-Turbo' four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine.
The Qs Inspiration’s new direction is in-line with the brand’s other recent concept vehicle, the QX Inspiration SUV, which is also believed to use an electric drivetrain. Infiniti has not revealed power figures for either concept, although does mention that the electric motors will have “potency and character”.
The Qs Inspiration concept points to the brand's shift toward electrification.
Infiniti says the choice to make the new concept a sedan is because the bodystyle has formed "the backbone" of the brand’s line-up since its launch in 1989 with the Q45.
The brand states that “the age of electrification presents us with an opportunity to renew our credentials as an innovative challenger brand.”
Infiniti says sedans have formed the backbone of its brand since the launch of the Q45 (pictured) in 1989.
Expect to see more of the Qs Inspiration concept at the Shanghai motor show on the 16th of April.
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