Infiniti will use subsequent week’s 2023 Monterey Car Week to current an idea previewing each a brand new design language and the next-generation QX80.
Infiniti’s present design language will be traced again to the Essence concept of 2009, however a brand new look is deliberate and we’ll see it first on the QX Monograph idea set to be revealed in Monterey. The covers will come off on August 17 at an occasion going down at The Lodge at Pebble Seashore.
A single teaser shot launched on Wednesday exhibits a glimpse of the brand new grille. A key ingredient of the design is the Infiniti emblem, which takes on a three-dimensional look to assist function a focus for the entrance of the automobile whereas offering a way of movement.
Not a lot is thought in regards to the subsequent QX80, however a launch late this 12 months or early subsequent is considered deliberate. The arrival will mark the beginning of a serious makeover during which Infiniti will replace the design of its dealerships and put together for the launch of electrical automobiles.
Infiniti plans a number of EVs, with the first to arrive around 2025. It will likely be constructed at guardian firm Nissan’s plant in Canton, Mississippi, and is assumed to function a successor to each the Q50 and Q70 sedans.
The subsequent QX80 would be the third iteration of Infiniti’s full-size SUV, and it will not go down the EV route simply but. It’s anticipated to make use of an up to date model of Nissan’s F-Alpha body-on-frame platform, which will be traced again to the unique Infiniti QX56 launched nearly 20 years in the past.
Citing an individual aware of Infiniti’s product planning, Automotive News (subscription required) reported final 12 months that the subsequent QX80 might be made extra upscale than the present mannequin to assist additional differentiate it from the associated Nissan Armada and Patrol duo, in addition to present higher competitors for the likes of the Cadillac Escalade and Lexus LX.
The Armada and Patrol are additionally anticipated to be redesigned along with the QX80, and phrase on the road is that the 5.6-liter V-8 powering the present Nissan SUVs might be swapped for a twin-turbocharged V-6 for the redesign. If correct, the V-6 ought to be within the subsequent QX80.