The Monograph previews a modernized design language for Infiniti's full-size SUV.
Infiniti has introduced its QX80 Monograph concept at the New York auto show.
As previewed in a teaser photo last week, the Monograph features a fresh design language that brings the full-size SUV up to speed with Infiniti's latest sedans and crossovers.
The double-arch grille is now even taller and wider than that of the current QX80, while a pair of redesigned headlights has been repositioned closer to the hood and outfitted with L-shape LEDs. In place of conventional side-view mirrors, the QX80 Monograph uses a pair of cameras. The concept rides on a set of 24-inch wheels. Infiniti says the concept is over five-meters in length, almost two-meters in height and two-meters in width.
The rear of the QX80 Monograph is more stylized than that of the production QX80, with a pronounced hump in the center of the tailgate. Infiniti "winged" theme is carried over in the concept's taillights.
"The QX80 Monograph represents a detailed study into our expertise of exterior design," says Infiniti president Roland Krueger. "QX80 Monograph shows our concept of luxury and style on the road, and is an exploration into how we could enhance our future Infiniti offering in the luxury SUV segment."
Penned by Infiniti's design studio in Atsugi, Japan, the QX80 Monograph likely represents a close-to-production concept that could make its way to showrooms as early as next year. Even without a refresh, the QX80 has been a strong seller with US deliveries up by more than 32 percent in the first quarter.