Infiniti Vision Qe: Concept previews Infiniti’s first EV

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The Infiniti Vision Qe concept introduces the brand’s design direction for the electric era, indicating its commitment to EVs.

Infiniti has unveiled the Vision Qe, a concept vehicle providing a glimpse into the future of Nissan’s luxury brand. Though exact technical details remain undisclosed, it is expected that the Vision Qe will serve as the basis for a replacement for the Infiniti Q50. The current Q50 has been on the market since 2013. While the concept doesn’t provide specifics regarding its powertrain, range, or pricing, it is anticipated that the production version will be manufactured in the United States alongside a Nissan counterpart, likely the next-generation Maxima.

The Vision Qe serves as a preview of Infiniti’s forthcoming design language for the electric age, referred to as “Artistry in Motion.” The body’s form takes inspiration from “Sho,” a Japanese concept that embodies grace and power. It also encapsulates “Sui,” signifying fluid and formless attributes. The Vision Qe is classified as a fastback, which suggests it might feature a hatchback design rather than a conventional trunk.

While it may appear black in the images, the concept’s exterior is finished in Shadow Blue paint. This unique color consists of a deep blue base coat with gold highlights, aligning with Infiniti’s recently revealed logo and brand identity centered around these two colors. As part of this rebranding, the concept boasts a redesigned grille for an electric vehicle, accentuated by an LED outline. A “digital piano key” element extends across the front and rear, which can illuminate in a special gold hue, although regulatory compliance for this feature in the United States remains to be seen. When the owner approaches the vehicle, an animated lighting sequence engages, creating a welcoming effect.

Alfonso Albaisa, Senior Vice President for Global Design at Infiniti, described the concept, saying, “As we began to follow the inspiration around Artistry in Motion, we rediscovered the Japanese expression of ‘Sho,’ an expression of soaring with grace and power. Our designers began creating forms that, to me, looked like abstractions of a bird in flight – powerful, almost motionless, but generating such speed. The sleek, low profile paired with tapered, yet muscular, rear fenders expresses effortless motion and powerful purpose.”

While this concept is impressive, it is likely to undergo significant changes before reaching production. Manufacturing is set to commence in Mississippi in 2025, suggesting that the production version of the Vision Qe could become available as a 2026 model. Infiniti has also shared additional details about other upcoming electric models, including the Vision QXe SUV, a replacement for the QX80, and a new SUV known as the QX65.