Infiniti released the first details of their new QX80 Monograph design study, set to make its debut at the 2017 New York Auto Show.
The new concept essentially previews Infiniti’s future flagship SUV, featuring an imposing sculptural shape based on the company’s latest design language.
“The QX80 Monograph represents a detailed study into our expertise of exterior design,” said Roland Krueger, President of Infiniti Motor Company. “QX80 Monograph shows our concept of luxury and style on the road, and is an exploration into how we could enhance our future INFINITI offering in the luxury SUV segment.”
The new QX80 Monograph has been penned at the brand’s design studio in Atsugi, Japan, featuring elements such as the double-arch grille and a reshaped D-pillar, both of which are probably going to end up in the regular production version as well.
“Earlier INFINITI show cars have started conversations with our customers, which gives us the chance to talk about the brand’s future direction,” said Alfonso Albaisa, Senior Vice President of Infiniti Global Design. “We have listened to our customers to discover their expectations for a large SUV from INFINITI in 2017 and beyond. The QX80 Monograph illustrates how INFINITI’s ‘powerful elegance’ design language could be used to develop our luxury SUVs in future.”
The next full size QX80 is due for a release in 2018. The current model comes with a 400hp 5.6-liter V8 and has a starting price of $63,850.