Infiniti has today revealed the first full view of the Infiniti QX30 Concept which will have its world premiere at Geneva Motor Show 2015.
Standing 30mm taller than the Q30 Concept, the crossover Infiniti QX30 Concept shows the path the Japan-based carmaker, title and vehicle performance partner of Infiniti Red Bull Racing, is taking towards production of a stylish premium crossover sports utility with go-anywhere attributes.
Alfonso Albaisa, Infiniti executive design director, said: “We wanted the spontaneous fluidity of the QX30 Concept design to cut through the urban clutter and rigidity, reflecting its go-anywhere and spur-of-the-moment nature. The QX30 Concept has been designed to make occupants feel safe and protected inside, and customers can drive in or out of the city without worrying about nicks to the chromework.”
Releasing only this rear quarter view, showing a tough rear diffuser-style skid plate with large exhausts each side hinting at the power on tap, there is no disputing that the Infinity QX30 Concept has bold styling with its aerodynamic effects and “dual wave” design with carbon fibre in the lower cladding, while Infiniti says that compared with Q30 Concept the Infiniti QX30 Concept has a more pronounced aluminium-trimmed bumper up front.
The chunky sculpted 21-inch wheels emphasise the crossover’s assertive go-anywhere stance, the five-spoke design a unique mix of three-dimensional milled aluminium finished in different tones which interlock in a distinctive manner, all rounded off with larger profile tyres.
Infiniti, which has far-reaching technical collaboration with four-times FIA F1 World Champion team Red Bull, is not yet saying if, when, or where Infinity QX30 Concept could become production reality to join its premium range currently built in Japan, the United States and China, with UK production starting this year bringing significant expansion of the brand’s portfolio, while it also plans to also expand manufacturing into Mexico by 2017.
[showhide]Concept combines elevated crossover stance with strong coupe contours
World premiere at 2015 Geneva International Motor Show
Enhanced crossover is 30mm taller than Q30 Concept
Hong Kong – Infiniti today provides the first full glimpse of the QX30 Concept, which will have its world premiere at the 2015 Geneva International Motor Show. The crossover concept hints at a future premium compact vehicle and gives a strong indication of the brand’s commitment to this segment.
Pushing design boundaries, the QX30 Concept combines the sleek lines of a coupe with the distinguishing features and higher stance of a crossover. Looking poised for action, yet fluid, it promises to deliver effortless capability with style.
“We wanted the spontaneous fluidity of the QX30 Concept design to cut through the urban clutter and rigidity, reflecting its go-anywhere and spur-of-the-moment nature,” said Alfonso Albaisa, Infiniti Executive Design Director.
“The QX30 Concept has been designed to make occupants feel safe and protected inside, and customers can drive in or out of the city without worrying about nicks to the chromework.”
The theme of “stylish protection” is evident from nose to tail. The designers have given QX30 Concept a more pronounced aluminium-trimmed bumper up front, while rounding up the rear with a tough skid plate sculpted with nuanced graphics.
The QX30 Concept’s smooth exterior shape is composed of bold sections, deep upward cuts, and intersecting contours to create Infiniti’s hallmark “dual wave” effect. The aerodynamic design accentuates its athletic silhouette, showcasing its confident capability. Carbon fibre in the lower cladding and roof-bar supports adds to the car’s lightweight performance character.
The 21-inch wheels and larger profile tyres are core to the crossover’s sure-footed stance. The spokes are a unique mix of three-dimensional milled aluminium finished in different tones which interlock in a distinctive manner.
Even the roof racks have gone beyond their merely functional use. Extending inward toward the centre line, alongside the glass roof, they provide a “sculpture” for the rear passengers to look through, resulting in an unusual perspective of the world outside.
“The QX30 Concept design conveys a sophisticatedly gritty sense of strength and durability, but tough doesn’t mean rough. We’ve retained a sense of artistry throughout, even in the most functional of parts,” said Albaisa.
QX30 Concept will be officially unveiled on March 3 during Infiniti’s press conference at the 2015 Geneva International Motor Show starting at 14:15 hrs.