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Q Inspiration Concept hints at next-gen Infiniti sedans

New proportions and swooping, coupe-like roof lines are in the cards for Infiniti's next generation of sedans, revealed here at the Detroit Auto Show.

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The Infiniti Q Inspiration Concept features suicide doors.

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The Infiniti Q Inspiration Concept previews the Japanese luxury automaker's design language for its next-generation sedans.

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The Q Inspiration will make its world debut at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show

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The double-arch grille from the current Infiniti lineup will continue as a design element in the next crop of sedans.

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With the compact, variable-compression, turbocharged four-cylinder engine, designers have shortened the hood line.

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Infiniti claims its new turbo four-cylinder produces V6 power with the efficiency of a turbo diesel four-banger.

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The Q Inspiration is a departure from current Infiniti sedans with its swooping, coupe-like roof line. 

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Even though the concept has a midsize footprint, interior space is on par with some larger luxury sedans, with a floating center console and rear flat floor providing maximum legroom.     

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Tech features include a digital dashboard and new ProPilot autonomous driving technologies that include autonomous multilane highway driving and intersection autonavigation.

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Pillar-less suicide back doors and low sills make it easy to get in and out. 

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A minimalist approach is used for the four-seat interior to not distract drivers from driving. It's designed to be a relaxed, airy environment, trimmed with leather and matte wood.     

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