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