Extra-special cabin environment drives the price up past $45k.
Exterior design may be what catches our eye, but luxury automobiles are, at their essence, more about how they look and feel inside than out. That point is not lost on Infiniti, which created a special Autograph interior package for the new QX50, and drew its inspiration from luxury resort hotels.
The compact luxury crossover's optional interior treatment combines creamy off-white leather with chocolate brown details, dark blue ultrasuede, and open-pore maple wood trim for a contemporary yet upscale environment.
The seats are diamond-quilted and exquisitely stitched, with laser-cut perforation – all bathed in the natural light let in by the available panoramic glass roof panel.
"The quest to find the perfect fit of materials, colors, forms and ergonomics have driven our designers and engineers to create the best interior Infiniti has ever produced," said design director Karim Habib. "The unrivaled interior space, carefully curated application of colors, high quality materials and advanced craftsmanship make the cabin as welcoming and comfortable as it is luxurious. The QX50's asymmetrical layout and calm, controlled atmosphere is designed to meet different needs of the driver and passengers."
If the name of the package sounds familiar to you, it could be from the larger QX80 Monograph concept that Infiniti unveiled last year. Land Rover also uses similar nomenclature with its most luxurious Autobiography editions.
Like what you see? The Autograph package is available for an extra $2,000 over-and-above the $43,350 starting price on the top-of-the-line QX50 Essential ($45,150 with all-wheel drive. That makes one so equipped over $10k more expensive than the base 2019 Infiniti QX50 Pure, which starts at $36,550.