Bold abstraction SUV previews US-bound, new-generation QX60 due in 2021
Infiniti has apparent the QX60 Monograph, a near-production-ready abstraction previewing a backup for the ageing, left-hand-drive-only QX60 SUV (which launched in 2012 as the JX).
The latest abstraction from Nissan’s affluence cast debuts a arresting new attending that beasts from Infiniti’s absolute architecture language.
Up advanced there’s a large, chrome-trimmed grille proudly cutting the Infiniti badge, belted by high-set LED headlights and sculpted, vertical air intakes. Brownish drift plates appear the edges of the advanced bonanza annular out the front-end look.
Down the side, the QX60 Monograph sports a bold, cocked look, with a aerial accept line, bland anatomy curve (aside from a axial bulge amid the caster arches) and even aperture handles that answer the latest Mercedes-Benz S-Class and Tesla Archetypal S. The pillars and roof accept been blacked out, while the C-shaped D-pillar clear apparent throughout abundant of the accepted Infiniti ambit has been dropped.
Highlights at the rear accommodate abbreviate tail-lights chip into a full-width atramentous panel, arresting atramentous roof spoiler, ample ‘INFINITI’ calligraphy beyond the tailgate, cloister (though acceptable faux) bankrupt tips and a brownish lower bumper.
Images of the QX60 Monograph’s autogenous accept yet to surface, but accustomed Infiniti’s semi-premium aspirations, apprehend an arrangement of high-tech abundance and accessibility features, with assertive elements and apparatus adopted from the added Nissan portfolio.
No capacity accept been appear apropos the Monograph’s powertrain, nor the second-generation QX60 due in 2021 that the abstraction is set to heavily inspire.
Given the assembly archetypal is acceptable to allotment its front-wheel-drive underpinnings with the next-generation Nissan Pathfinder – a archetypal set for Australian showrooms – powertrain options for new QX60 buyers could accommodate a aftereffect 220kW/366Nm 3.5-litre naturally-aspirated V6 akin to a nine-speed auto, or a adaptation of the abate QX50’s 200kW/380Nm, variable-compression 2.0-litre turbo-four.
While the QX60 Monograph abstraction will hit US dealers in 2021 as the next-generation QX60 seven-seater, the SUV is off the cards for Australian customers, as the Infiniti cast is set to abandon from the Australian bazaar absolutely in backward 2020, citation low sales and greater focus on its key markets of China and North America.
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