Are Audi, Infiniti, and Maserati Design Concepts Converging? [LA Op/Ed]

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Could it be that three different luxury car manufacturers reveal their most proud and advanced design concepts at the 2014 LA Auto Show that look similar? Could it be the similar color pallet selection or is there an underlying design convergence?

Take at look at these three beautiful, sporty, and elegant cars. The Audi Prologue concept, the Infiniti Q80 Inspiration Concept, and the Maserati Alfieri Concept.

Audi Prologue Concept

The Audi Proloque is a true two-door luxury sports coupe that is foreshadowing the styling of Audi production cars coming in the next several years. The front grille opening and the headlight are more slimmer than they are now. There are intricate and sharp design lines running down the sides. It culminates in powerful rear fenders and new rear glass and tail light design. The rear lights are also slimmer and run all the way across.

Infiniti Q80 Inspiration Concept

Infiniti Q80 Inspiration is a four-door sedan with suicide style rear doors. It has a more fluid design than the angular edge shapes of the Audi. However, the slim lights and the grille opening shape are similar. Also, take note of the tail lights. They are both slim and very long.

Maserati Alfieri Concept

Maserati Alfieri is an interpretation of what a future GranTurismo coupe could look like. The all LED headlights are prominent. They are bigger than the lights on the Infiniti and placement is different, but the shape is remarkably similar. This coupe had flowing lines that wrap around for a tall and powerful-looking rear end.

Naturall, these three cars carry their respective brand heritage and design language. Each of them stand our on their own. However, some similarities are striking. Do you agree? Put your thoughts in the comments below.

Check out the Audi Prologue from the 2014 LA Auto Show.

Andre Smirnov
Andre Smirnov

Andre Smirnov is a life-long automotive enthusiast, writer, reporter, and software engineer. He has been a contributor at TFL since 2011.