QX80 Monograph Concept Signals Infiniti's Luxury SUV Intent

Posted April 13, 2017

We've always been awaiting a first look at the next midsize SUV from INFINITI, but the company surprised visitors at the 2017 New York International Auto Show by lifting the veil on the QX80 Monograph full-size concept instead.

Infiniti says the concept has been created to offer a commanding presence, along with high levels of space and utility, just like the existing QX80.

According to Infiniti, the QX80 Monograph blends luxury and space with a futuristic design never seen before.

Infiniti describes the QX80 Monograph as an exterior design study-Infiniti's words, not ours-for the next QX80, and possibly other SUVs from the brand. With the new concept, the company is aiming to improve its position in the full-size luxury SUV segment.

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Infiniti's practice in recent years has been to transition its concept vehicles into production with little change in styling. The crescent-cut D-pillar has been reshaped, its sharper and higher trailing edge enhancing the horizontal aspect of the QX80 Monograph's upper body.

Never a wallflower, the Infiniti QX80 is as flashy on the outside as it is powerful on the inside.

Infiniti hasn't revealed the interior of the concept but says brushed aluminum is used for the door sills. "This is an important initiative for Infiniti, as the QX80 is popular with buyers in a number of markets - particularly in North America and the Middle East". Why, then, pay $64,845 for a base Infiniti QX80 when you can purchase a very almost equally opulent top-of-the-line Nissan Armada Platinum for $6160 less? Monograph studies explore ways INFINITI can develop specific elements of its cars. INFINITI design studios are located in Atsugi-Shi near Yokohama, London, San Diego and Beijing. You can also follow INFINITI on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn and see all our latest videos on YouTube.