Infiniti QX60 Monograph Concept revealed
This previews the next-gen QX60 SUV
Infiniti has pulled the covers off of the QX60 Monograph Concept, which previews the next generation QX60 crossover. And although Infiniti hasn't shown off the interior, the QX60 Monograph is signaling that the 2021 QX60 will take on a sleek design.
The grille of the concept maintains the shape seen across the lineup, and adopts chrome trim surround. The headlights are narrower and significantly more aggressive-looking. Beyond subtle lines on the hood and the rear corners, the QX60 Monograph is devoid of many lines, giving the SUV a clean, futuristic look. Retracting door handles blend into the smooth surface, similar to the taillights, which lie flush with the body. Most notably, the QX60 Monograph drops the kinked window line on the D-pillar, which had been an Infiniti trademark. With that, the concept adopts a floating roofline to make this SUV dramatic and eye-catching.
The windshield line is pushed back, making the now square hood appear bigger. The hood is also less sloped downward at the grille, giving it a more stately and imposing position. Yet, however much different it looks from the previous generation, its appearance doesn’t deviate much from the growing field of SUVs. Notice how closely it resembles competitors such as the Lincoln Aviator and the Range Rover Velar.
Although powertrains haven't been discussed, it's possible that the company's variable-compression turbocharged four-cylinder or the 400-hp twin-turbo 3.0-liter V-6 from the Q50 Red Sport could make their way into the 2021 QX60. Whatever the new engine is, expect it to be paired to a seven- or eight-speed automatic transmission.
Whatever the case, the 2021 QX60 will probably start at around $45,000 and will be fully revealed and will be on sale in 2021.
(Source: Car And Driver)