Infiniti will officially unveil its new QX55 crossover-coupe by way of social media on Nov. 11, Nissan’s luxurious subsidiary introduced early Wednesday. Infiniti is contacting it a return to the section which the business assisted pioneer when it released the Forex crossover back again in 2002.
“With a roofline and visual aspects impressed by the legendary Infiniti Fx, the QX55’s provocative design will fuse the stance and versatility of a top quality midsize crossover with the sleek profile of a athletics coupe,” Infiniti’s announcement said. “Outside of its provocative looks, the QX55 will also characteristic impressive systems intended to empower, engage and connect luxury buyers to the road ahead.”
The announcement was accompanied by the higher than teaser image, which depicts the QX55’s tapered liftgate. It really is very a bit far more conservative than the previously unveiled design and style sketch suggested, but unquestionably looks the section.
The QX55 is one of five new cars Infiniti strategies to launch in the subsequent a few many years. It was to start with teased past August throughout Monterey Vehicle Week. Although Infiniti has been leaning intensely on the heritage of the original Forex (which later became the QX70) since releasing that initial layout sketch, the QX55 will basically have minimal in typical with its non secular ancestor. Though they may possibly share fastback SUV appears, the QX55 will be dependent on the QX50 — a modern-day, front-wheel-drive crossover with little, productive engines. The Fx was derived from Infiniti’s sport sedans and coupes, and even boasted a V8 selection for substantially of its existence.
Output of the new crossover-coupe was slated to begin in June, but was reportedly pushed back again due to troubles at its production facility in Aguascalientes, Mexico. The facility is a joint-venture undertaking amongst Mercedes-Benz dad or mum organization Daimler and Nissan, and generates a number of other entrance- and all-wheel-drive vehicles for the two companies.