While April 1st is offered for tom foolery, Infiniti is dead serious about introducing a new SUV at the 2017 New York Auto Show that runs from April 12 to 23.
Beyond the teaser picture you see here, all Infiniti said about the vehicle today is this: “Huge unveil. April 11, 2017. New York. #INFINITI #EmpowerTheDrive #NYIAS”.
We don’t need to tell you that it’s an SUV - you can see that for yourself, but if we had to speculate, we’d go with a concept model previewing a redesign for the QX80, not only because it’s “huge”, but also because of the blacked out A-pillars on the windshield and the fact that it’s due for a revamp next year.
It could also be giving us a first look at a more luxurious and fancier version of the updated 2018 (or possibly, 2019MY) QX80 with a more aggressive bumper and grille design featuring an LED logo.
Another tidbit worth mentioning are the new headlamps that are similar in design to Infiniti’s more recent concepts like the QX Inspiration and QX50 crossovers.
The current generation of the QX80 that is based on the Nissan Patrol has been in production since 2010 as the 2011MY QX56, before receiving a mild facelift and a new designation in 2014 as the 2015MY QX80.