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Infiniti concept will shake up premium brands

Infiniti concept will shake up premium brands

Infiniti will present their latest concept the Q80 Inspiration at Paris Motor Show next month.

Infiniti's vision is a luxury, top-of-the-line four-seat fastback that rises above the crowd. It's an audacious and elegant step forward for Infiniti as a global player; designed to shake up the status quo in the premium large four-door club.

At 15:30 on October 2 in Hall 5 of the Parc des Expositions de Versailles in Paris, Infiniti will introduce the progressive Q80 Inspiration to the media and provide a glimpse into its high-performance and efficient hybrid-electric powertrain implementation as well as additional technologies.

In profile, Infiniti Q80 Inspiration extends to 5,052mm, with a long wheelbase of 3103mm, framed by custom 22-inch five-dual-spoke lightweight alloys. It strikes an imposing stance with its width of 2027mm and height of 1350mm.

Infiniti Executive Design Director, Alfonso Albaisa said: "After showing Q30 Concept and Q50 Eau Rouge, Infiniti is eager to show the upper range of our portfolio expansion. In Q80 Inspiration, we wanted to capture that unforgettable feeling when you experience something important, something beautiful, something magnetic for the first time."

The Q80 Inspiration's latest interpretation of the Infiniti brand really makes a statement. There are no side-door mirrors to break up the aesthetics of the unmistakable profile, the full roof length of the teardrop passenger greenhouse is accentuated by lightweight acoustic glass, and its doors open portal style which allows the stunning cabin to be fully on display while driver and passengers step in and out with ease.

The cabin is able to bring together the four occupants in a highly quality, stylised and personalised space. Carbon-fibre, aluminium, and leather surround those inside in spacious "1 + 1 + 1 + 1" seating.

A design and technological highlight to which Infiniti's four worldwide design studios will refer regularly in coming years, the Q80 Inspiration four-door fastback is to be taken as clear intent to have an entry into the newly defined premium fastback segment.

by: Rebecca Chaplin