The Infiniti QX50 Concept medium SUV is the first model to show what future Infiniti’s QX SUVs could look like. It also debuts Infiniti’s ProPilot autonomous driving technology and the production-ready version of the VC-Turbo variable compression ratio engine. The above image of it has been released ahead of its debut at the Detroit motor show.
Roland Krueger, president of Infiniti explains: “With the unveiling of the QX Sport Inspiration at the 2016 Beijing Auto Show, we showed the future of Infiniti QX models. The new QX50 Concept evolves this concept further and shows how Infiniti could develop its future presence in the fastest-growing vehicle segment globally.”
The QX50 Concept’s “Powerful Elegance” design combines angular lines with rounded edges and a sloping coupé-like roofline.
Although we can’t see the interior in these images, Infinti says it reflects the brand’s desire to challenge conventional approaches to premium interior design.
The QX50 Concept reveals Infiniti’s plans to add autonomous driving technologies to its range with the new ProPilot system.
Although the suite of features won’t take total control of the car, ProPilot “will act as a co-pilot, empowering [the driver to] delegate more onerous tasks to the car, such as navigating stop-start traffic on the highway or keeping track of the positions of surrounding vehicles.”