The Infiniti Vision Qe Concept: A Sculpted Ode to Electrification
Infiniti unveiled the Infiniti Vision Qe concept, catapulting itself into the forefront of electric vehicle design. This was not just a revelation of a new car, but an announcement of a paradigm shift: Infiniti's audacious dive into an electrified future.
The Infiniti Vision Qe concept is not just a vehicle; it's a work of art. A manifestation of the "Artistry in Motion" ethos, this all-electric concept is Infiniti's visual treatise on where automotive design should head in an electric world. It fluidly bridges artistic nuances with a singular design stroke that spans from the car’s front to its rear. This ensures that its aerodynamic silhouette doesn’t just suggest motion, but epitomizes it.
Three cornerstone philosophies from the Land of the Rising Sun served as the north star for the global design team at Infiniti. The goal was to infuse the extraordinary - "Kabuku" - into a vehicle form. This was paired with the desire to craft a body echoing speed, movement, and "Sho." But it wasn't just about movement; it was also about embedding the grace and purity of "Sui." This trinity of ideals gives birth to a fastback sedan that whispers of the future.
The gentle contours running along the Infiniti Vision Qe's side synergize with the fender's design, suggesting both elegance and latent power. As Alfonso Albaisa, Senior Vice President for Global Design, explained, "The design takes abstract cues from a bird in flight – illustrating power, grace, and speed."
The vehicle's custom Shadow Blue paint job only adds to its allure. A deep blue caressed by gold undertones, the color morphs under different light angles, echoing Infiniti's recent embrace of blue and gold as brand colors.
Underneath its beautiful surface, Infiniti Vision Qe wears its technological heart on its sleeve. Its wheels, adorned with a geometric pattern reminiscent of an electric motor’s coil, glow with golden highlights. The brand's iconic double-arched grille has evolved, with LED outlines illuminating sculpted lines, a nod to the brand’s readiness for the electric era. The "digital piano key" lighting, both front and rear, casts a golden hue, perfectly encapsulating the meld of traditional elegance and futuristic tech.
The car's front fascia showcases Infiniti's new three-dimensional emblem, flanked by slender headlights that enhance the car’s expansive presence. The rear is a dance of precision and design, with tail lamps that not only light up but seem to flow with the car's contours. And what truly stands out is the animated sequence that comes alive when the owner approaches, as if the car is acknowledging its master. It's not just design, but a blend of function, art, and emotion.
All in all, looks like Infiniti has all the chances to get into the next top premium all-electric sedans list.
Another outstanding debutant at the Japan Mobility show this year, Nissan Hyper Punk, also made quite an impression.