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Infiniti showcases future concepts at Goodwood Festival of Speed

17/06/2015 09:48

Infiniti showcases future concepts at Goodwood Festival of Speed

Infiniti showcases future concepts at Goodwood Festival of Speed

Infiniti's design studio is temporarily moving to Sussex for this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed, offering visitors to the popular event an exclusive glimpse of its future line-up.

Infiniti's latest concept models  two of them never seen in the UK before  preview cars confirmed to enter production and will take centre stage on the Infiniti display.

The preview will mark the first time that the trio of award-winning concepts are displayed together, providing a unique preview of new key models in the fast-expanding Infiniti range and a close-up look at the brand's new design direction. Fittingly the display is entitled: 'Infiniti Shapes The Future'.

Francois Goupil De Bouille, vice president for EMEA, said: "Design is at the heart of everything Infiniti does and our concept models are famous for their boldness and seductive appeal. The opportunity to show our three newest concepts all together for the first time to such an influential audience is an opportunity not to be missed."

The Q60 Concept previews an elegant new sporting 2+2 coupe, while the Q80 Inspiration, being shown at Goodwood in a special display version of the concept, shows Infiniti's future design language in the form of a super-luxury four-door fastback.

Finally, the QX30 Concept offers a foretaste of how its production version will look when it comes out of the Sunderland production plant next year. The concept, a bold new active crossover with the sleek appeal of a coupe, is designed for a new generation of individualistic premium customers. It was highly acclaimed at its debut at the Geneva Motor Show this year and will be making its UK debut at Goodwood.

The QX30 active crossover will be launched shortly after Infiniti's first ever entry into the compact segment, the Q30 active compact, which will also be built at the Sunderland plant and go on sale in Europe at the end of this year.

Infiniti's Festival of Speed stand, located near the Supercar Paddock at 'the world's largest motoring garden party', will also showcase Infiniti designers' racing dreams with a scale model of the Infiniti GT Vision Gran Turismo, a 'virtual' racer designed for the Gran Turismo 6 game.

It's not just for looking at either, as visitors will be invited to take the controls themselves for a run up the Goodwood hill on one of the PlayStation pods freely available, with prizes for fastest times. And if visitors prefer the real thing, the brand's motor racing reality will take pride of place on the stand in the form of an Infiniti Red Bull Racing Formula 1 car.

Infiniti, currently seeing record sales increases in the UK, will be welcoming visitors to the 'Infiniti Shapes The Future' stand on each of the four days of the Festival of Speed between 26 and 29 June.

by: Sophie Williamson-Stothert

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