After openly previewing the QX80 Monograph concept, Infiniti has taken the wraps off the concept in front of the worldwide audience of the New York Auto Show, as their vision for the company’s future styling.
Not only that, but the behemoth will be followed by a new SUV similar in design – because the Monograph is also a taste of what’s in store for the next generation of the company’s biggest crossover. With massive size and such chiseled design, the QX80 will certainly not go unnoticed on the road – but for now the Monograph resides in show car form. It’s more than 197 inches (5 meters) long, so it’s actually slightly more compact than the 203.9-inch (5.179-meter) Cadillac Escalade. But it’s over 79 inches (2 meters) wide with the camera mirrors, which is about the same as the Caddy’s 80.5-inch (2.044-meter) overall width. The sculpted design is also providing accents towards the size, with the front grille being taller and wider than normal.
The very slim headlights use individual LED elements that can light up independently – and the same procedure is used out back for the taillights, complete with wide exhaust outlets that have similar styling for the lower part of the body. “The QX80 Monograph is an exploration of how we plan to take a step forward in the large SUV segment. This is an important initiative for INFINITI, as the QX80 is popular with buyers in a number of markets — particularly in North America and the Middle East,” commented Francois Bancon, Infiniti Vice President of Global Product Strategy. On the other hand, there were no details about the interior or powertrain, so we’re presumably still some way from seeing it morph into the production version.