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Archive for November 16th, 2020

Infiniti’s fastback 2021 QX55 crossover shows the stylish back end

Monday, November 16th, 2020

First announced in Aug 2019, a Infiniti QX55 will finally make a tellurian entrance on Tuesday, Nov 17. Nissan’s oppulance multiplication expelled a preview picture that gives us a best demeanour nonetheless during a subsequent further to a range.

The QX55 is closely associated to the QX50 crossover underneath a sheetmetal, though it stands out from a some-more family-friendly kin with a rakish, fastback-like roofline that will fundamentally attract a coupe label. It will be to a QX50 what the BMW X4 is to the X3. Although we haven’t seen a front fascia yet, Infiniti’s preview picture shows a back finish wears plane LED lights that widen low into a entertain panels, along with a roof-mounted spoiler.

We were agreeably astounded by a QX50’s upmarket interior, so we’re awaiting a allied grade of luxury in a QX55. It’s too early to tell if Infiniti will simply duplicate a 50’s cabin blueprint and pulp it inside a 55, or if a latter will accept a demeanour of a own.

Similarly, technical specifications won’t be published until a model’s introduction. We pattern that the VC Turbo four-cylinder engine, that was a finalist for a 2019 Autoblog Tech of a Year award, will seem on a roster. All-wheel expostulate will positively be available, and Infiniti might offer an entry-level several with front-wheel drive.

Infiniti will benefaction a 2021 QX55 online Tuesday during an eventuality that will star thespian Aloe Blacc. It will tide a concert-unveiling cranky on a several amicable media platforms starting during 8:55 p.m. Eastern time, 5:55 p.m. Pacific time. Built in Mexico, a indication will arrive in American showrooms in early 2021 with a bottom cost pegged above $40,000.

What’s next?

The QX55 will mount out as a initial indication expelled underneath Infiniti’s Nissan-Plus strategy, that was presented as a approach to cut costs and boost increase by augmenting a series of components it shares with a primogenitor company. However, disposition some-more heavily on Nissan will not intermix a picture or a products, according to executives.

Stylists are in a routine of overhauling Infiniti’s pattern language, and a brand’s reboot will put a vital importance on technology. Looking ahead, a QX will be followed by a next-generation QX60, that is tentatively due out in 2021 as a 2022 model, and by the company’s initial series-produced electric car.

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