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  • The QX Inspiration concept combines an electrified all-wheel drive powertrain with SUV body and introduces a new INFINITI form language for the electrified era.
  • Drawing on the Japanese spatial concept of Ma, QX Inspiration demonstrates how open spaces between lines create tension and builds anticipation.
  • Debuted at the 2019 North American International Auto Show, the QX Inspiration serves as a precursor to the brand"s first fully electric vehicle.

DETROIT – Ahead of the 2019 North American International Auto Show"s public opening, one hundred readers of The Detroit News toured the show floor to evaluate contenders for this year"s Readers" Choice Awards, selecting the INFINITI QX Inspiration as their choice for Best Future Concept.

"We are honored to receive this recognition from The Detroit News readers for the QX Inspiration, the manifestation of our electric ambition that has been 30 years in the making," said Karim Habib, executive design director, INFINITI Motor Co., Ltd. "This concept is the beginning of a new era for INFINITI and an illustration of where we want to go with the brand."

The all-wheel drive QX Inspiration concept signals a new era for INFINITI design enabled by technology, with a form language hinting at the potency and character of electrified powertrains. The new concept sets a direct precedent for the company's first fully electric production car, illustrating how new architectures and technologies are influencing modern INFINITI design. It also draws on the Japanese spatial concept of 'Ma', demonstrating how open spaces between lines create tension and builds anticipation.

This Japanese DNA continues into the cabin. The interior of the QX Inspiration concept is hand-crafted using traditional techniques and a choice of materials inspired by a subtle Japanese sensuality. The development of new electrified vehicle platforms enables the creation of spacious, lounge-like interiors influenced by "omotenashi", the Japanese approach to hospitality. Providing a seamlessly enabling and instinctive experience, the cabin incorporates technologies to create a welcoming environment, while assisting drivers and connecting occupants to the world around them.

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INFINITI Motor Company Ltd. is headquartered in Hong Kong with representations in 50 markets around the world. The INFINITI brand was launched in 1989. Its range of luxury automobiles is currently built in manufacturing facilities in Japan, North America, United Kingdom and China. INFINITI design studios are located in Atsugi-Shi near Yokohama, London, San Diego and Beijing. INFINITI will electrify its entire lineup from 2021 onward. The brand has been widely acclaimed for its industry-leading client services, ranking #1 in customer satisfaction with Dealer Service among Luxury Brands by J.D. Power and being a most trusted luxury brand according to AMCI, as well as its world"s first driver assistance technologies and daring designs. From the 2016 season, INFINITI is a technical partner of the Renault Sport Formula One team, contributing its expertise in hybrid performance.

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Manager, INFINITI Communications
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