The Infiniti Kuraza Concept, a design exploration of future luxury utility vehicles, makes its world debut at the 2005 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The Kuraza takes design forward by focusing on space, rather than enhanced utility - creating a highly social atmosphere to share with friends.
Focusing on the next level of interior design, where all passengers will be provided with equal comfort, roominess and amenities, the Kuraza is marked by six doors - with the 3rd row doors on each side operating from rear hinges - and three rows of large, luxurious side-by-side pairs of individual seats.
Kuraza also combines traditional Japanese design cues, extensive use of natural materials and modern technology to a vehicle with gracefulness and strength.
Key interior design features include stadium style seating for the 2nd and 3rd rows, which combine with the large windows and three overhead glass panels to provide a truly panoramic view; a centre-beam console with drop-down sections for unrestricted side-to-side access; and extensive use of natural materials, including rich, beige leather, hand-crafted wood and milled aluminium-alloy.
Along with its six doors and large, wrap-around greenhouse, Kuraza’s exterior offers an Infiniti-style grille, unique multi-lens LED headlights and taillights, carriage-style side combination mirrors, turn signal indicators and spotlights; automatic retracting aluminium with wood-inlay side steps; and 23-inch aluminium-alloy Infiniti-style wheels.Published 10 January 2005