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INFINITI QX Sport Concept

INFINITI QX Sport Concept

The Infiniti brand is famed for its vehicles' combination of high-end performance, sporty but restrained exteriors, and impeccable levels of upscale interior comfort. And while the current range contains a model to suit every taste, the company isn't planning to rest on its laurels. The Infiniti QX Sport Concept is a demonstration vehicle that gives strong hints about the forthcoming next generation of Infiniti models, and it paints a very bright picture of the future.

 

Stunning Good Looks

 

The Infiniti QX Sport Concept shows that not every SUV needs to look like a bulky, aggressive people carrier. The new model's design takes in strong elements of the sporty coupe outline to deliver a profile that's sleek and attractive while still recognizably an SUV in shape. A large grille gives substance to the front end, sculpted sides add a dynamic edge, while the fully glass roof slopes smoothly into the rear spoiler to round things off. All in all, the QX Sport looks like a much more showroom-ready design than most concept cars, and will certainly be at home sitting on any suburban driveway.

 

Interior Design

 

However, the QX Sport Concept's interior takes a longer leap into the future than the exterior, boasting several features that mark it out from anything on the market today. Rather than seating five, seven, or eight, as most other SUVs do, the QX Sport is built around a four-seat design. Both the front and rear rows are fitted with dual floating seats, offering greater second-row comfort than a typical bench seat, further marking out Infiniti as a uniquely upscale brand.

 

The dash is dominated by a crisp, clear digital instrument display with no analog dials or buttons in sight, with a combination of a central knob controller and steering-wheel mounted controls used to access the features. The gauge display is complemented by a large infotainment touchscreen perched on top of a distinctively sculpted centre console, while side cameras and screens replace the usual side mirrors.

 

And lastly, the choice of interior materials is sure to raise a few eyebrows, with masses of leather, suede, and gunmetal trim decked out in a spartan monotone that feels effortlessly elegant and stylish.

 

Under the Hood Specs

 

As a concept car, the precise details of the powertrain have yet to be finalized. However, it's safe to say that a high-end vehicle like this will be equipped with the best and most powerful engineering that the Infiniti designers can provide. A prime engine candidate would be the 3.0L twin-turbo V6 gas engine which makes between 300 and 400 horsepower depending on tuning, with torque in the range of 300 to 350lb-ft. This is the model found on the higher ends of existing Infiniti Q50 and Q60 cars, and delivers a smoothness of drive to match the luxury of those vehicles' interiors.

 

Infiniti QX Sport Review: The Verdict

 

The Infiniti QX Sport Concept points to an exciting future for the next generation of Infiniti SUVs. How much of the Concept's elements will make it into production is anyone's guess, but there's definitely plenty to look forward to.

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