What a massive improvement.
Infiniti has had a tumultuous few years with some big changes happening at Nissan's luxury division, including its exit out of Western Europe, and a deal signed with Mercedes-Benz which would see the two brands working together on a number of vehicles. Infiniti has now shifted its focus to its growth markets, including North America, Asia, and Eastern Europe, and as part of its plan to revitalize the brand, it recently revealed the QX60 Monograph which is set to replace the current, and aging QX60. Called "more than a design study or concept," little is known about the upcoming SUV, but thanks to this Instagram post, we get to see its interior for the first time.
The photo reveals an upmarket interior still wrapped in protective film. In a move that will be praised by new customers, the new QX60 offers a completely redesigned cabin that looks more modern and streamlined than the outgoing model. Notable changes include a smaller gear selector, reminiscent of those found in Mercedes-Benz cars, and a sleek new climate control screen that does away with those pesky buttons on the old model.
The infotainment system now floats atop the dashboard instead of being integrated into the rest of the design, and the air vents form part of one continuous strip across the dash fascia. The camouflaged car is also seen rolling down a suburban road with its taillights covered.
Infiniti's partnership with Mercedes-Benz is clearly paying dividends, as these pictures show a more tasteful space that will most certainly attract buyers in the luxury sedan market. The exterior of the new car is just as good to look at and features a wider stance, handsome shoulder line, and some aggressive wheel arches. The sloping roofline gives the impression of a coupe, but the QX60 will retain its third-row seat. Details about powertrain options are a tight kept secret for now but Infiniti says that the production version will arrive in 2021.