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Infiniti Concept Cars

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INFINITI ESSENCE CONCEPT

Undoubtedly the best looking concept car that Infiniti has produced so far, the Essence is a great looking rival to both traditional GT cars like the Aston Martin DB9, Jaguar XKR and Maserati Grandtourismo, but also rivals the newer forthcoming hybrid and electric cars like the Fisker Karma.

The exterior of the Essence is a beautiful combination of taut curves and complex undercuts that would prove very tricky to build, and was created to celebrate 20 years of the marque. It also packs green credentials with a 592 horsepower petrol electric hybrid powertrain.

the Essence is unfortunately not going to make it into production, but has done a great job of highlighting the undoubted talent that the designers at Infiniti possess to the world, along with showcasing the brands future styling direction.

INFINITI EX CONCEPT

The EX concept is another Infiniti heading for the showrooms and is a jazzed up show-car version of the forthcoming EX35 compact crossover 4×4, designed to rival the BMW X3 and Audi Q5 when it spearheads Infinitis charge into Europe in 2009 / 2010.
The concepts more extravagant detailing such as the liquid crystal roof won’t reach production, but almost everything else will and the production version is expected to feature a 3.5 V6 engine taken from the Nissan 350Z. The EX concept was first shown at the 2007 New York Motor show.
Infiniti EX 3
The model sits somewhere between a traditional 4×4 SUV and a jacked up saloon car, giving good visibility alongside decent driving dynamics and not too much body roll from the lower center of gravity than a standard SUV.

INFINITI G35 COUPE CONCEPT

Infiniti G35 Coupe 1

The G35 Coupe coupe concept was a design that was definitely heading for the real world, and previews very closely the production version of the same name, but with the usual show car touches removed such as the polished aluminium look, the oversized alloy wheels and the stylised clocks in the dashboard.

Infiniti G35 Coupe 2

Infiniti has been present in the US as a competitor to Lexus and Accura, and now is looking to launch into Europe. This car previewed the model that will take the fight to competitors like the Audi A5, BMW 3 Series coupe and the Mercedes CLK. The concept was shown at the 2006 Detroit Motor Show.

Infiniti G35 Coupe 5

INFINITI KURAZA CONCEPT

The Kuraza concept , first shown at shown at the 2005 North American International Auto Show in Detroit was Infiniti’s way of exploring the luxury Sports Utility Vehicle niche, with an outsized 4×4 that focused on giving a spacious, airy cabin full of luxuries to its occupants rather than going down the more traditional route of practicality and utility.

It has 2 sets of rear side doors, giving much better than usual access to every row of seats and extended panoramic glass sunroof, with all round window glazing and thin supporting pillars for the floating roof look, which creates in Infinit’s own words “a highly social atmosphere to share with friends”.

The front grille shows off the new Infiniti brand styling, along with the headlights, that we expect to see on all future Infiniti models.

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