This is the Infiniti QX55 crossover — or at least some of it. As the company leans into crossovers and away from its traditional sedans, it first announced the model at this year’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Back then it was just one brushstroke, but this latest shot at least shows us most of the overall shape.
It’s not the first time Infiniti’s been down this road. Back in 2003, the company introduced the FX crossover. That car took on the mantra of sacrificing a bit of practicality for style before the likes of the BMW X4, Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe and Audi Q8 followed suit. From the A-pillar forward, this model looks remarkably similar to the QX50.
Follow the roofline backward from the A-pillar though, and you see a more steeply raked design than the QX55’s crossover cousin. The Infiniti QX55 also loses that slight kink in the C-pillar window, opting for a smooth line leading into the tailgate. As the QX55 has a different rear design, odds are it will look slightly different in the back to the more upright QX50.
Infiniti makes no specific mention of powertrains. However, it’s likely the upcoming QX55 will share the 2.0-liter variable-compression engine. The turbocharged mill produces 268 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque, which is pretty respectable for a car it’s size. Front-wheel drive should be standard, with power going to all four wheels via a CVT as an option.
The 2020 Infiniti QX55 is just the first in a line of new products in the coming years. We should see this some time next summer, with other models sure to follow shortly after. Stay tuned to TFLcar.com for more updates!