It appears that rumors flying across the mill are putting the Infiniti QX50 crossover up for replacement during the autumn’s Paris Motor Show taking place in October.
The new generation is expected to draw its inspiration from the styling depicted with the QX Sport Inspiration concept (showed here), with the latter introduced earlier this year in Beijing. Apparently Infiniti executives have hinted towards the ongoing link of the two vehicles, during a recent press conference product planning director Keith St Clair claiming “We have a history of showing concept cars that kind of predict our future.” The QX Sport Inspiration concept is a bold look at how Infiniti might rework the design of the midsize SUV to pack in the company’s latest design trends. The project came with lots of creases and sharp edges, very small headlights and a swage line across the sides.
Being a concept it even had cameras in lieu of rear exterior mirrors – and this feature might actually become legal in the near future in America. The interior boasted a fully digital instrument cluster, a flat-bottom steering wheel, and a driver-oriented dashboard with a tall center console between the driver and passenger. The current generation of the QX50 was last reworked for the 2016 model year, with a longer wheelbase and a subtle visual enhancement. The all-new generation might prove adamant to Infiniti in the near future as SUVs and crossovers are increasingly stronger sellers across the brand’s range.