The Infiniti QX50 Concept, which will make its global premiere next week at the 2017 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, showcases the brand’s vision for a next-generation mid-size premium SUV.
An evolution of the 2016 QX Sport Inspiration, the QX50 Concept shows how the design of its conceptual forebear could be adapted for a future production model in the world’s fastest-growing vehicle segment.
Infiniti ‘s latest concept confidently articulates the artistic influence of the designer through the brand’s “Powerful Elegance” design language.
A “cabin-forward” silhouette combines with taut, muscular lines and flowing surfaces telegraph it as a dynamic and practical SUV.
The organic forms of the “driver-centric, passenger-minded” cabin harmonize with the exterior. Blending progressive design with elevated levels of modern craftsmanship, the QX50 Concept’s interior reflects Infiniti’s desire to challenge conventional approaches to premium interior design.
Infiniti’s QX50 Concept also previews the brand’s roll out of its autonomous drive support technologies.
Central to the strategy for the development of all future autonomous drive support systems is that they should ensure the driver retains ultimate control over their vehicle – in keeping with Infiniti ‘s focus on driver engagement – while providing a proactive approach to safety.
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Since its inception in 1989, Infiniti has brought a number of pioneering driver-assistive technologies to the customer.
The company has been responsible for a series of world-first semi-autonomous technologies, including Predictive Forward Collision Warning, drive-by-wire Direct Adaptive Steering and Active Lane Control.