Infiniti QX Sport InspirationInfiniti will show the new QX Sport Inspiration concept car at the 2016 Beijing Auto Show, confirming it is set to finally replace its ageing QX50 mid-size SUV.

Said to be a ‘daring’ design that’s part of Infiniti’s latest Powerful Elegance design language, the QX Sport Inspiration suggests the brand’s future SUVs are going to be rather bolder and more distinctive than its current ones.

The teaser shows curvaceous lines in the style of the Q60 concept, ample Q30-style creasing, large air intakes and an even larger Infiniti-ID grille. The firm reckons it “stands out thanks to its striking design details and sophisticated craftsmanship”.

Design director Alfonos Albaisa added: “The QX Sport Inspiration expresses a power and purpose that is uniquely Infiniti. With a flowing, natural aesthetic, this concept demonstrates how Infiniti can offer something new and exciting with future QX SUV models.”

The new Infiniti SUV, that will compete with cars such as the Audi Q5 and Jaguar F-Pace, will be shown at the 2016 Beijing Auto Show from 25 April; the show is open to the public between 29 April – 4 May.