This massive SUV evolves the look of the existing QX80 by adding sleek headlights and a greenhouse that appears to wrap around the body.
Infiniti is finally revealing more details about the QX80 Monograph that debuts at the New York Auto Show. Rather than a replacement for the current SUV or even a facelift for it, this vehicle is design study “signaling the brand’s intention to further develop its standing in the full-size luxury SUV segment.” The statement implies that the next-gen QX80 could have plenty of the design cues on display here.
The high beltline and broad, mesh grille accentuate the QX80 Monograph’s size. Wing-like LEDs underline the headlights, and a strip of trim on top of the lamps flows to the rear-facing cameras. Skinny pillars and tinted glass make the big SUV’s greenhouse look like one continuous piece, too. These elements give the concept a generally imposing demeanor. The model also appears strong and rugged without being overly angular.
Infiniti doesn’t let us see inside of the QX80 Monograph yet. As the division’s largest SUV, we expect three rows of seats inside. As a forward-looking concept, there’s probably a large infotainment on the center stack that’s capable of all sorts of high-tech wizardry.
“QX80 Monograph shows our concept of luxury and style on the road, and is an exploration into how we could enhance our future Infiniti offering in the luxury SUV segment,” Roland Krueger, President of Infiniti, said.
The company makes no mention about a powertrain for the concept. Currently, the QX80 uses a 5.6-liter V8 with 400 horsepower (298 kW) and a seven-speed automatic gearbox. Buyers can pick between rear- or all-wheel-drive systems.
The QX80 Monograph debuts during Infiniti’s conference at 5:30 PM EDT on April 11. Motor1 has a team attending the show, so look for complete coverage and lots of photos from the event in the Big Apple.
Gallery: Infiniti QX80 Monograph Full Body
INFINITI QX80 Monograph explores upscale luxury with commanding presence
· QX80 Monograph is the ultimate expression of futuristic luxury SUV design
· New design study signals INFINITI’s intention to evolve its presence in the full-size luxury SUV segment
· Monograph: a detailed study of a single area of expertise
NEW YORK – INFINITI revealed the first look of its QX80 Monograph, a new design study exploring upscale luxury and signaling the brand’s intention to further develop its standing in the full-size luxury SUV segment.
The new concept combines luxury with a commanding presence and demonstrates the high levels of space and utility for which the QX80 production car is renowned. Originating at INFINITI’s design studio in Atsugi, Japan, the QX80 Monograph is the ultimate expression of futuristic luxury SUV design and illustrates how the design of INFINITI’s QX80 could evolve.
“The QX80 Monograph represents a detailed study into our expertise of exterior design,” said Roland Krueger, President of INFINITI Motor Company Ltd. “QX80 Monograph shows our concept of luxury and style on the road, and is an exploration into how we could enhance our future INFINITI offering in the luxury SUV segment.”
QX80 Monograph applies the brand’s latest design language in a sculptural and artistic way. It incorporates a mix of geometric and organic shapes to combine power with elegance, creating a commanding and sophisticated presence.
Unmistakable INFINITI signature design elements include the double-arch grille, which for this vehicle is taller and wider, creating a powerful new “face”, while the crescent-cut D-pillar has been reshaped.
The QX80 Monograph will be unveiled for the first time in New York at 5:30 p.m. EDT, on April 11. Full media information, including images, will be available via www.infinitinews.com.
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