Infiniti has bold ambitions for its upcoming flagship, and a new teaser image that the Japanese luxury automaker just released gives us another glimpse at its NAIAS bound concept car.
The new image (like before) doesn’t reveal much, but it does appear to hint that curvier styling is on the menu, with a narrower headlight design, as well as a crevice along the hood that flows into the fender. The front grille also has aggressive undertones, and has a sawtooth-esque design. This new flowing theme will be a radical departure from the angular motif that has defined Infiniti models for the past few years which sounds great to us.
“The new Infiniti concept car will take the traditional sedan architecture to its next stage of evolution” revealed Infiniti’s Executive Design Director Karim Habib. “A shift towards smarter, more compact, and less intrusive powertrains; we were able to create an alternative form with the flowing gestures, more engaging in character, and more enriching in experience. With its long cabin, balanced proportions and muscular stance, the concept heralds a new era for Infiniti models.”
Currently the biggest sedan in Infiniti’s lineup is the Q70, which is a solid entry in its own right. However, its sales numbers have taken a beating from crossovers with only 5,366 units being delivered between January and November. These numbers make it the weakest selling Infiniti offering in the United States, so the new flagship will have to pull out all the stops to truly standout from the rest of the luxury flagship sedan segment while still appealing to its elite audience.
Carl Malek has been an automotive journalist for over 10 years. First starting out as a freelance photographer before making the transition to writing during college, his work has appeared on numerous automotive forums as well as websites such as Autoshopper.com.
Carl is also a big fan of British vehicles with the bulk of his devotion going to the Morgan Motor Company as well as offerings from Lotus, MG, and Caterham. When he is not writing about automobiles, Carl enjoys spending time with his family and friends in the Metro Detroit area, as well as spending time with his adorable pets.