Infiniti QX60 Monograph
Today Infiniti provided a first look at the next-generation QX60 via a virtual reveal of the elegant QX60 Monograph. Presented digitally to the world from Infiniti’s new headquarters in Yokohama, Japan, the QX60 Monograph represents a more premium SUV design, and its style and proportions provide clear indicators about the next QX60 that arrives in 2021.
Important to the Brand
“The QX60 is a very important vehicle to INFINITI — one of the first truly global products our brand, and we have sold more than 400,000 units worldwide since its introduction. Today, we give you a sneak peek into the direction our designers are taking the future QX60,” said Infiniti Chairman Peyman Kargar.
With three rows and seating for up to seven occupants, the QX60 remains a popular choice for families seeking a premium SUV experience. Infiniti designers intended to keep this functionality while wrapping it in a more aerodynamic, bold package embodied by the QX60 Monograph.
Transforming the QX60
“In crafting this Monograph, we wanted to change the tonality of the QX60 and transform the nameplate from a sculptural and architectural point of view,” said Nissan’s Senior Vice President of Global Design Alfonso Albaisa. “We raised the visual center of gravity, giving it a strong, straight shoulder line that carries through to the hood, with a higher, more prominent grille, and longer-looking cabin to deliver a sense of muscularity and a commanding presence,” exclaimed Albaisa.
Infiniti refers to the Monograph as more than a design study or concept, instead claiming it “provides a tangible insight into how Infiniti plans to transform a future model.”
The Monograph’s signature Infiniti grille features a mesh pattern — inspired by Japanese origami — that appears three-dimensional. Side air intakes at the edges of the bumper echo the same mesh design.
The QX60 Monograph has a wide stance with muscular wheel arches.
The profile of the QX60 Monograph showcases a strong hood and sweeping roofline ending at a rear spoiler, giving the SUV a sporty look.
Large alloy wheels feature the embossed Infiniti name and logo.
“The platinum paint on the QX60 Monograph projects a sense of warmth. The highly reflective nature mimics the qualities of liquid metal, allowing the surface of the body to capture the shadows and lights of the environment in which it is displayed creating a sense of dynamism,” said Taisuke Nakamura, senior design director of Infiniti Global Design at Nissan.
The black roof contrasts yet complements the lighter platinum exterior paint, a combination designed for dramatic effect.
The wide body of the Infiniti QX60 Monograph gets further emphasis from taillights that span the liftgate.
New Yet Familiar
The grille of the QX60 Monograph is all new yet still recognizable as an Infiniti.
Large Infiniti logo lights up for a unique appearance.
The smooth hood lines and the Platinum paint lend an air of sophistication.
Sculpted sides flow into the strong rear fenders.
A sharp rear spoiler adds a level of sportiness to the QX60 Monograph.
LED taillights contribute to the Monograph’s wide look.
Signature Running LIghts
Expressive headlights with unique running lights.
Taillights wrap around the fenders.
Ready for Production?
The production QX60 should look similar to the Monograph.