The QX Monograph Concept is Infiniti's Take on the Range Rover

Chris Teague
by Chris Teague

Infiniti’s sales numbers are improving, but the brand is still behind many rivals. It’s working on transforming itself, however, and the automaker recently showed off a new concept that previews the changes. The QX Monograph SUV marks a significant departure from Infiniti’s current design language, and it bears a striking resemblance to a certain iconic British luxury SUV brand.

The automaker said it drew inspiration for the new model from traditional Japanese design philosophies, and the SUV features a clean, upright shape. The new “Akane” paint color brings a stunning metallic pink hue, and the QX’s front end gets a prominent grille with Infiniti’s new logo. Around the back, the SUV has a unique light bar tail light setup and a script logo of the automaker’s name.

Infiniti hasn’t shared details of the SUV’s interior yet but said it gets a large panoramic roof and an animated lighting function that illuminates the path to the vehicle. It’s important to note that this is a concept vehicle, so it will likely change drastically if it goes on sale. It is just as likely that the automaker leans on the concept for design inspiration and to showcase new tech, though it’s almost time for a next-gen QX. We could also see some QX elements trickle down to a next-gen Nissan Armada, though there have been no hints on that model to date.

[Image: Infiniti]

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Chris Teague
Chris Teague

Chris grew up in, under, and around cars, but took the long way around to becoming an automotive writer. After a career in technology consulting and a trip through business school, Chris began writing about the automotive industry as a way to reconnect with his passion and get behind the wheel of a new car every week. He focuses on taking complex industry stories and making them digestible by any reader. Just don’t expect him to stay away from high-mileage Porsches.

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  • Tassos Tassos on Aug 19, 2023

    Nobody but the blind would believe this is a take on the.. Range Rover.


    At least this time you can't accuse the Japanese of copying without paying copyright.

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    • Alan Alan on Aug 21, 2023

      Tassos, my Y62 Patrol is larger than a Range Rover, I also think its more comfortable for long journeys. Its even more comfortable than my sisters Toureg or her Grand Cherokee. Also, this doesn't look like a Range Rover. People that consider this Rangy looking need to realise the principle of both vehicles is the same. A little box where the engine is and a big box for the passengers.

      Europe make some good stuff, as does Japan, Korea, US, Thailand, South Africa. But don't overate the Euro stuff.

  • Wolfwagen Wolfwagen on Aug 21, 2023

    More importantly, will Erin Andrews be making a reappearance as a spokesmodel for this?

  • VoGhost Fantastic work by Honda design. When I first saw the pictures, I thought "Is that a second gen Acura NSX?"
  • V16 2025 VW GLI...or 2025 Honda Civic SI? Same target audience, similar price points. Both are rays of sun in the gray world of SUV'S.
  • FreedMike Said this before and I'll say it again: I'm not that exercised about this whole "pay for a subscription" thing, as long as the deal's reasonable. And here's how you make it reasonable: offer it a monthly charge. Let's say that adaptive headlights are a $500 option on this vehicle, and the subscription is $15 a month, or $540 over a three year lease. So you try the feature for a month, and if you like it, you keep it; if you don't, then you discontinue it, like a Netflix subscription. In any case, you didn't get charged $500 up front the feature. That's not a bad deal.In my case, let's say VW offers an over the air chip reflash that gives me another 25 hp. The total price of the upgrade is $1,000 (which is what a reflash would cost you in the aftermarket). If they offered me a one time monthly subscription for $50 to try it out, I'd take it. In other words, maybe the news isn't all bad.
  • 2ACL A good car, but - at least in this configuration -not one that should command a premium. Its qualities just aren't as enduring as those of Honda's contemporary sports cars. For better or worse, this is a formula they remain able to replicate.
  • Jalop1991 I just read that Tesla's profits are WAY down "as the electric vehicle company has faced both more EV competition from established automakers and a slowing of overall EV sales growth." This Cadillac wouldn't help Tesla at all, but the slowing market of EV sales overall means this should be a halo/boutique car. Regardless, yes, they should make it.