The Infiniti QX50 concept – the brand’s vision for a next-generation premium crossover – makes its Asia debut 2017 Shanghai Motor Show.
Roland Krueger, President of Infiniti Motor Company stated, “Infiniti is happy to debut an SUV concept in the world’s fastest growing sector, here in the world’s largest market. Chinese consumers will appreciate the attributes of the QX50 Concept, consisting of its striking design, versatility and advanced technology. The QX50 production vehicles will include advanced autonomous drive capability and will be the first vehicle worldwide to be powered by an engine that can adjust variable compression ratio on the fly, utilizing our ground-breaking VC-Turbo engine.”
Showing how the model of the 2016 QX Sport Inspiration, its conceptual forebear, could be taken for a future production model, the QX50 Concept right away articulates Infiniti’s ‘Powerful Elegance’ design language. A ‘cabin-forward’ silhouette integrates with muscular lines and flowing surfaces to telegraph its intention as a dynamic and practical crossover.
The organic bases of the ‘driver-centric, passenger-minded’ cabin were developed in harmony with the exterior shape. Blending progressive design with craftsmanship of recent times, the QX50 Concept’s interior reflects automaker’s desire to challenge standard approaches to premium interior design.
Infiniti’s recent concept is the next move toward the company’s future autonomous drive support technologies. Primary to the strategy for the development of all Infiniti autonomous drive support systems, they guarantee the driver retains ultimate control over their vehicle – in maintaining Infiniti’s focus on driver engagement.
In additional, the Infiniti QX50 shows a potential application for automaker’s advanced Variable Compression Turbo (VC-Turbo) engine, providing drivers a powertrain that adapts to offer both power and performance.