Kuraza Introduced at 2005 NAIAS
Infiniti's Kuraza concept SUV was introduced in January of 2005 at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Kuraza wad designed for passenger comfort, with stadium seating for two in each of its three rows and a stepped-up roof line that adds height above the rear passengers.
Third row seating is accessed through an extra set of wide, rear-hinged doors, and the absence of a pillar between the second and third row makes the opening for rear seating even more spacious.
Kuraza offers its passengers a panoramic view of the outside through large windows with wrap-around rear glass, along with three overhead glass roof panels. At night, the roof area is defined by subtle overhead lighting.
Kojii Nagano, the product design director who headed the Kuraza design team, offered the press his thoughts about a portion of the their design objectives:
- "Kuraza, like a beautiful guest room in a fine home, is not designed to be used everyday. It is intended as a social space for six adult friends, such as couples meeting at a resort and heading out together for a special dinner. Therefore it doesnt need all of the usual utility features, including cupholders, excess luggage space, storage compartments and individual DVD monitors."