New concept suggests next-gen QX60 will take a big leap forward.
The current Nissan Pathfinder-based 2020 Infiniti QX60, which arrived on the market in 2012 as the JX35, is in dire need of an update. Infiniti is finally ready to roll out a new model, which is why it teased us with the reveal of the QX60 Monograph. We didn't know what the 'Monograph' moniker would signify, but now Infiniti has revealed the car in all of its glory. Here's what you need to know.
First off, Infiniti says the QX60 Monograph is "more than a design study or concept," but that's just a fancy way of saying that the car isn't production-ready just yet. The Monograph acts as a preview for Infiniti's next-generation three-row crossover, so you should expect to see the proportions and design elements carry over.
"We commenced the design of the Monograph knowing this was an opportune time to start a discussion about where we are planning to take the QX60 in the future and more broadly, where we are heading as a brand with our design language," says Alfonso Albaisa, senior vice president, Global Design, Nissan Motor Company.
The Monograph features a wide stance, sleek greenhouse, horizontal shoulder line, and muscular wheel arches, all of which combine to make it far more handsome than the current QX60. "In crafting this Monograph, we wanted to change the tonality of the QX60 and transform the nameplate from a sculptural and architectural point of view. We raised the visual center of gravity, giving it a strong, straight shoulder line that carries through to the hood, with a higher, more prominent grille, and longer-looking cabin to deliver a sense of muscularity and a commanding presence," Albaisa explains.
From the side, the Monograph has a nearly coupe-like roofline, but still packs a third-row seat in the back. Large alloy wheels give it an imposing stance while the platinum paint projects a sense of warmth. We particularly love how the black upper section and A-pillars make it look as though the roof is floating.
There's a lot going on with the lights too; the front LEDs are bright white while the rears come in a smoked red color. When you enter the vehicle, the lights begin a unique sequence to greet occupants. Infiniti says a production version will arrive in 2021, but a more specific date was not provided. No powertrain details are available, so it's unknown if the QX60 will rely on a conventional engine or Infiniti's upcoming electric range extender solution.