Described as a "design study" for the New York International Auto Show 2017, the bold SUV won't see a launch as-is, but cues are likely to appear on whatever Infiniti brings to market. It's a design study that aims to explore the future of upscale luxury, as well as to signify their continuing development in the segment.
The concept came out of Infiniti's design studio in Atsugi, Japan.
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With the arrival of the Nissan Armada, based on the Patrol, the Infiniti QX80-which is itself a version of the Patrol-is in the unenviable position of playing the role of con artist. We sculpted our body pure, straight and horizontal, the muscularity both brute and sensual; part Rodin's Thinker, part Michelangelo.
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Unmistakable Infiniti signature design elements include the "double-arch" grille, which for this vehicle is taller and wider, creating a powerful new "face", while the crescent-cut D-pillar has been reshaped. Attention to detail is found inside and out, with impressive design quality throughout.
The concept measures over 5,000mm long, more than 2,000mm wide and nearly 2,000mm tall (with the roof rails).
As the brand's largest SUV, the QX80 makes an important statement for INFINITI, combining supreme space and utility with luxury and sophistication. The extra chrome and aluminum trim pieces provide additional eye-candy as well. Enhancing its SUV credentials, an underbody cover runs the length of the floor, protecting the car's undersides and aiding aerodynamic performance.
The QX80 Monograph is over five meters long, nearly two meters tall (including roof rails), and more than two meters wide (door mirrors folded). Meanwhile, the rear gets slim combination taillights, cleanly designed tailgate and a large spoiler mounted on top of the tailgate. According to Infiniti, the desaturated color and satin texture works in contrast with the brightwork. Infiniti hinted that a production QX50 would stay true to the concept, so we could see many of these shared front design elements on a production QX80 as well.