Making its world premiere at the 2017 New York International Auto Show is the QX80 Monograph. Although Infiniti bills the QX80 Monograph concept as a design study, we are all but certain the Monograph's mug will make its way to the production SUV in the near future, which is a good thing, because the current QX80's low-slung headlights and tall grille have always struck us as an odd and unattractive combination.
Its styling, a unique blend of organic and geometric forms that conveys power and elegance, is the work of INFINITI's design studio in Atsugi, Japan.
Infiniti has smoothed out the hulking lines of the current QX80 and made it a more handsome proposition, with tauter body surfaces and more angular face in preparation to tackle extablished luxury SUVs like the Mercedes-Benz GLS as well as new competitors like the BMW X7.
Unmistakable INFINITI signature design elements are taken from the company's latest concept and production vehicles.
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Also worth noting is its frosted-effect paint finish. The desaturated color and satin-like surface each suggest an unusual treatment of the metal beneath, providing a textured contrast to the gloss chrome and brushed aluminum elements around the concept.
Although it hasn't been redesigned since '14, the Infiniti QX80 is a modest but strong seller for Infiniti in the USA, with 2016 volume of 16,772, a 7.2% increase from 2015.
Infiniti's plans for the interior of its full-sized SUV will have to wait a little longer. Officials are not getting any more specific than that at this point, but you can probably count on it being the next-generation QX80.
The QX80 Monograph is the first model from the brand to bear the "Monograph" nomenclature. Its range of premium automobiles is now built in manufacturing facilities in Japan, the United States, United Kingdom and China. INFINITI is in the middle of a major product offensive. From the 2016 season, INFINITI is a technical partner of the Renault Sport Formula One team, contributing its expertise in hybrid performance.