Infiniti hints at all-new concept bound for NAIAS image

The Japanese automaker has decided to provide us with a teaser offering a glimpse into the design of its new concept that previews its upcoming flagship sedan, with the prototype ready for prime time at the North American International Auto Show this coming January.

The company hasn’t provided us with a lot of details, but explains the new concept “previews a new generation of Infiniti vehicles and represents the first manifestation of Infiniti’s new form language.” This means the new concept will provide the first glimpse not only of the company’s new flagship model, but also herald a completely new design direction for the entire family. The front-end look provides us with a very narrow headlight setup, as well as force lines such as the crevice running across the hood and onto the fender.

There’s also a very interesting “mesh” design for the grille, reminiscent of an animal’s teeth – we should expect the flowing lines of the concept to deliver a purposeful, even aggressive, stance. “The new Infiniti concept car will take the traditional sedan architecture to its next stage of evolution,” comments Infiniti Executive Design Director Karim Habib for the teaser. “A shift toward smarter, more compact and less intrusive powertrains; we were able to create an alternative form with the flowing gestures, more engaging in character and more enriching in experience. With its long cabin, balanced proportions and muscular stance, the concept heralds a new era for Infiniti models.”