The Infiniti QX55 is a stunning crossover coupe that pays due tribute to the very first generation FX.
It seems like it was the other day when Nissan and Toyota introduced its devoted brand names into the competitive world of the high-end automobile. However, it was 30 years ago when Infiniti and Lexus, leaped in the vehicle scene, facing a hesitant press core, and some entertained future rivals. Throughout the next three decades, the press’ apprehension morphed into primary appreciation, and the amusement of the German high-end car manufacturers developed into a permanent state of red alert.
Unlike Lexus, Infiniti has remained in a more celebratory mood when it concerns this anniversary. New Edition 30 versions of their present lineup are going to be a suggestion of the celebration in Infiniti’s dealer soon. Still, the real cherry on top of this birthday cake is the news that Infiniti will launch five completely new cars in the next three years. Motor1.com had the opportunity to see the first among them, the Infiniti QX55, personally.
The Infiniti QX55 is a stunning midsize crossover coupe, with a basic appearance that pays due homage to the first generation Infiniti FX, a car that turned Infiniti fortunes in 2003. The QX55’s design avoids the clumsiness of the majority of crossover coupes, in the very same way that the Audi Q8 does, by starting the descent of the roofline much later on in its travel, closer to the C-pillar, and keeping the semblance of a little deck in its rear end. By doing this, Infiniti conserved valuable headroom for the back seat passengers, in addition to most likely some freight area. The upper line of the windows does its own thing, revealing a curvier trajectory, which is what offers the crossover most if its FX like aura is avoiding the basic squarish look of the Q8.
The front end is an advancement of the current Infiniti face that manages to look bolder and more elegant and classy than any of the existing models while retaining its familiar appearance. The rear end looks cleaner and more modern than Infiniti’s current midsize crossovers. It has a beautiful, practically free-flowing rendition of the “INFINITI” lettering enabled by the absence of a license plate real estate in the trunk lid. The QX55’s design makes zero pretensión of being a moderate all-terrain vehicle. However, we are sure that the marketing department will take care of that at launch. Sadly, the cabin wasn’t offered to us.
Infiniti made certain we couldn’t take photos of the lovely matte gray pre-production unit, so all you are reading here a memory recollection of a car that we will not have the ability to see again till sometime next year. However, take our word with self-confidence, this is a beautiful crossover coupe that will turn heads, ideally for Infiniti as much as the FX did 17 years earlier.