It is a win? Or just another ugly SUV coupe?
It's been a long time since the Infiniti brand released an all-new model, but the Japanese automaker has a few new vehicles on the way. The QX60 Monograph previews a modern replacement for the aging QX60, but that won't arrive in production form until 2021. Looking closer into the future, Infiniti plans to release a new SUV Coupe model that will compete with the Audi Q5 Sportback, BMW X4, and Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe.
Based on the 2021 Infiniti QX50, the Infiniti QX55 is set to arrive as a spiritual successor to the old FX. The Japanese luxury brand already teased what the QX55 looks like from behind, and based on that teaser, rendering artist Nikita Chuiko can give us an accurate look at the full design.
The production design could differ slightly from this rendering, but we think the finished product will look very similar. As with most SUV coupes, the QX55's front end is almost entirely indistinguishable from the QX50 on which it is based.
Nearly all of the changes to the design appear at the back, where the QX55 sports a coupe-like roofline that's reminiscent of the old FX. The QX55 does away with the QX50's odd kink on the C-pillar in favor of a more conventional design. Infiniti also gave the QX55 more intricate taillights plus a subtle ducktail spoiler.
The QX55 makes its official debut on November 11, 2020. We expect it to use the same 2.0-liter variable-compression turbocharged four-cylinder engine as the QX50, mated to the same continuously variable transmission. In the QX50, this mill produces 268 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque, which is competitive, but far from class-leading in this segment. We don't anticipate the QX55 emerging as a volume seller for Infiniti, but it's nice to see the company introduce something new.