Nissan and its Infiniti luxury brand intended to stage a one-two punch by debuting electric vehicle concepts at the 2019 Detroit Auto Show. A technical snafu ruined the plan when the Infiniti QX Inspiration Concept broke down before it was even able to roll onto the stage for a big unveiling. The folks at The Detroit Free Press were able to capture the unfortunate event as it happened.
The QX Inspiration is Infiniti’s preview for an electric luxury crossover arriving sometime in the future, and we presume it must run better than the concept. The brand doesn’t provide powertrain specs beyond there being a pair of electric motors – one at each axle. A flat battery sits beneath the floor. The company claims that this layout maximizes the size of the passenger compartment in a crossover with roughly the same footprint at the current QX50.