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Infiniti Takes Two Detroit Concept Awards

This year the Infiniti Q Inspiration Concept took not one but two titles being named Best Concept Vehicle and Best Designed Interior.

Avatar By: Wheels.ca January 17, 2018
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DETROIT, MI: One of the most coveted awards annually at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit is the EyesOn Design.

A select panel of 30 active and retired design heads of automotive manufacturers and transportation design chairs from top art schools present the awards in seven categories.

This year the Infiniti Q Inspiration Concept took not one but two titles being named Best Concept Vehicle and Best Designed Interior.

At its debut in Detroit, Infiniti described the concept as giving a look at the brand’s future design language and also innovative drivetrain technology.

Specifically, the Q Inspiration Concept points to the future of the mid-size sedan segment with a combination of an innovative VC-Turbo powertrain, next-level autonomous drive technologies, and a unique human-centric interior.

The sedan’s direct, clear lines are combined with bold, chiseled styling that will form the basis of the future of the Infiniti brand’s sedan design, with a coupe-like roofline and mid-size sedan proportions.

Inside, the cabin features plenty of room thanks to a minimalist design, with an emphasis on driver and passenger experience.

Infiniti’s VC-Turbo engine – the world’s first production ready variable compression ratio engine – powers the Q Inspiration Concept.

This new generation of engines offers optimal performance on demand while optimizing fuel economy across the rev range previewing future uses of variable compression drivetrains.

Paired with the latest ProPilot suite of semi-autonomous driving systems, the Q Inspiration Concept allows the driver to delegate certain driving tasks to the vehicle’s systems and enjoy the experience of the human-centric cockpit, while retaining ultimate control of the vehicle.

Canadian born executive design director for Infiniti, Karim Habib, said, “The Q Inspiration Concept explores a new design language and new proportions for Infiniti while bringing our newest technologies to the forefront.

“The innovative powertrain, autonomous driving technologies and user experience are driving the push towards balanced proportions and a clear, simple yet bold form language.”

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