Infiniti Shows New QX60

The design of the QX60 Monograph concept is based on Japanese traditions and culture.

Infiniti has introduced the QX60 Monograph concept, which will be transformed into a production car next year. In the meantime, this is just a design layout, as evidenced by fixed windows, demonstrating the level of radical changes that awaits the second-generation SUV.

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The Japanese did not choose the name ‘Monograph’ by chance: this term refers to a scientific work that deals in depth with one specific topic. And in the case of the QX60 Monograph, we are speaking about design. After all, not only the next QX60 but also future models of the brand will be designed this way.

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As before, Infiniti is looking for inspiration in Japanese culture and traditions: in particular, it refers to the concept of 間 (ma), which offers to abstract from everything superfluous and create a harmonious design only by choosing the right elements.

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However, these elements are visible only at close range. For example, the pattern of the Double Arch radiator grille resembles origami folds; perpendicular lines on the panoramic roof are an unambiguous hint of a folded kimono and modern Japanese architecture, and the background of the headlights refers to the ribbed surface of the heat sink.

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Otherwise, the second-generation QX60 should become more muscular, aerodynamic and monumental, but it will still resemble the concept. The company says that the QX60 Monograph shows only some of the proportions and stylistic solutions of the production car.

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But there is not even preliminary information about equipment. According to rumors, the “second” QX60 will be stripped of 3.5-liter naturally aspirated V6 and will be equipped with a 2-liter turbo V4 that features a variable compression ratio. The unit develops 272 hp and 380 Nm and comes with an XTronic CVT.

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However, this is only guesswork. Details will be revealed next year when the production car debuts.

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