The 2011 Infiniti QX has been spied with no body camouflage on. The massive SUV features styling inspired by the Nissan Terranaut Concept car and will probably use a new 5.0-litre V8 for power.

The 2011 Infiniti QX is well on its way as these new spy pictures make the case. Weirdly the images show a very close resemblance to the next-generation Nissan Patrol (called the Safari in some markets). Apart from different front and rear ends as well as wheel arches, the two could very well be the same vehicle. Some observers have noted that the design is adapted from the Terranaut Concept car presented at the 2006 Geneva Motor Show while others recognise vehicles like the Ford Flex and Kia Soul.

Power is likely to be sourced from the Infiniti FX50's 5.0-litre V8 which has 287kW (390hp). Critics have said since the current QX56 is based on the highly capable Nissan Titan, its ride comfort is not up to par with competitors like the Lexus LX. Therefore some improvements are expected on that front.

The interior will no doubt improve too but there is doubt as to whether it will take the Terranaut's futuristic look or not.

Because there's no camouflage to speak of we can look forward to seeing the new QX at one of the soon-to-come international motor shows.

Thanks to V for the tip!