Infiniti QX55 crossover sees a grand welcome to the Middle East

DJs and cartoon artists galore

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When a DJ and an artist get invited to a car launch event, you can expect the model to be stylish and youthful. With the current world trend revolving around SUVs, the latest release by Infiniti for the Middle Eastern market was no different.

The UAE’s Dubai Design District recently saw Japanese carmaker Infiniti launch its all-new QX55 SUV in a one-of-a-kind lifestyle celebration. Infiniti considers the QX55 as the replacement to the FX series as the latest launch builds upon the current-defunct series’s coupe crossover design. And aiding this launch with some Infinity values were UK artist George Rollo and his Japanese-inspired collectables and the world-renowned DJ Sonya.

An all-new nameplate for Nissan’s flagship luxury brand, the QX55 coupe crossover shares its platform with the QX50 SUV. The new car shares its powertrain with its younger sibling, both being powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged 4-cylinder engine producing 268 hp and 380 Nm of torque. It gets mated to a CVT gearbox with all-wheel-drive coming standards for all trim levels of the crossover.

Stepping inside the cabin shall give you the impression of sitting in a modern car but not an EV. It gets two screens, an upper 8-inch and lower 7-inch high-resolution unit, on the centre console with the audio system from Bose to entertain the occupants. Ample choice is available for space as well as luxury. The second row can slide to provide more legroom or cargo space, while the seats can be upholstered with leatherette, leather, or semi-aniline leather, depending on the need.

The design of the car sees elements lifted off the Japanese design language. The double-arch grille upfront sees an origami-inspired mesh pattern, while the LED headlights are designed to mimic the human eye. The striking coupe roofline seamlessly tapers off into the rear tailgate, which sees the incorporation of what Infiniti call digital piano key tail lights, a combination of 45 separate LEDs in a single housing.

The car can be had in three trim levels - Luxe, Essential and Sensory with the Middle East release set for February 2022.

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