Infiniti Design Night Shines Before Auto Shanghai 2015


April 21, 2015 By Mike Lee
Last updated on August 2, 2015

Shanghai Design Night - 18 April 2015 - Vision Gran Turismo

  • Three recent Infiniti concepts together show clear design direction
  • Q80 Inspiration and Q60 Concept make China premieres
  • Infiniti Vision GT for Gran Turismo® 6 (GT6™) in first public unveiling

Infiniti has held its inaugural Infiniti Design Night two days prior to the first press day for Auto Shanghai 2015. The evening occasion took place at the Shanghai Himalayas Art Museum.

Under the theme of “Aesthetics of Contrast”, the Infiniti Design Night showcased three design concepts showing an exciting path to Infiniti’s future – the Q80 Inspiration (first shown in Paris, October 2014), Q60 Concept (Detroit, January 2015), and the Vision Gran Turismo designed especially for the latest Gran Turismo® 6™ video game – all having their China premieres.

Around200 Chinese and global media attended and engaged in lively dialogue with Infiniti designers about the power and artistry ofInfiniti design.

While Q80 Inspiration is the flag bearer of Infiniti’s new design language, the Q60 Concept it all one step closerto reality and will be built and on sale worldwide within calendar year 2016. The Infiniti Concept Vision Gran Turismo meanwhile heads into the realm of the imagination, embodying what a high-performance Infiniti could look like in the future.

“Infiniti is a brand driven by design and by the desire to deliver vehicles that are evocative and progressive,” said Shiro Nakamura, Chief Creative Officer and Senior Vice President of Nissan Motor Corporation. Nakamura and Infiniti Executive Design Director, Alfonso Albaisa, coveredseveral key design points in a discussion that exploredthe essence of Infiniti design.