• Pinterest

Infiniti will preview its next-gen styling on the concept shown above at the Detroit auto show in January. All we have is this little teaser to go on, but that front end, we think, looks like something you’d see on a designer’s drawing board. As it should.

“The new Infiniti concept car will take the traditional sedan architecture to its next stage of evolution,” said Karim Habib, executive design director. “A shift toward smarter, more compact and less intrusive powertrains; we were able to create an alternative form with flowing gestures, more engaging in character and more enriching experience. With its long cabin, balanced proportions and muscular stance, the concept heralds in a new era for Infiniti models.”

The next-gen styling talk is a bit premature, in our minds, considering the brand’s sedans and coupes are some of the best looking on the market, especially the new Q60. Its powertrains are strong, too. The company just needs to get its steering setup figured out and start naming its vehicles in a way that makes sense.

We’ll get a better look at NAIAS in a few weeks, so stay tuned.