Infiniti’s vision of future is rival to premium SUVs
INFINITI SALES are not quite at infinity but they are on the right course. The brand achieved its best November record in its history and sold well over 200,000 in 2016.
European sales are driven by Q30 and QX30, which are proving popular. Now the company is planning another new model: the QX50, seen here in concept or ‘vision’ form.
This car is a mid-size premium SUV and is crucial if Infiniti is to attract customers away from BMW, Jaguar, Lexus and the like.
It will make its debut shortly at the Detroit motor show in America where is will show ‘how the design of its conceptual forebear could be adapted for a future production model in the world’s fastestgrowing vehicle segment’.
It is said have a ‘cabinforward’ silhouette and
‘taut, muscular lines’ which ‘telegraph it as a dynamic and practical SUV’.
That’s possibly true. But we need to know more about the range of models, the choice of engines and the range of prices to be sure.
Infiniti will also showcase its new autonomous driving technologies which, it says, are designed to act as a ‘co-pilot’ for the driver – empowering rather than replacing them.