Beauty and the Beast rolled into one big luxury barge, the QX80 Monograph nonetheless delivers a more resolved look than the model currently offered in Australia, with themes that draw it closer to the brand's latest styling.
Designed in Atsugi, Japan, for debut at the New York motor show, the QX80 Monograph is described as "the ultimate expression of futuristic luxury SUV design".
"The QX80 Monograph represents a detailed study into our expertise of exterior design. QX80 Monograph shows our concept of luxury and style on the road, and is an exploration into how we could enhance our future Infiniti offering in the luxury SUV segment," said BMW veteran and now Infiniti president, Roland Krueger.
Although specific numbers have not been offered, Infiniti says the QX80 Monograph is "over five metres long" - but, then, so is the current model, which measures a titanic 5290mm in overall length.
The interior of the QX80 Monograph is still to be revealed, but, given Infiniti's claims of a luxury focus, we can likely expect the company to showcase this aspect in the weeks or months ahead.
The company has offered no other details at this early stage, and it remains to be seen if this new QX80 should be taken as a preview of the next-generation Nissan Patrol.
The two are likely to again share platforms and drivetrains, although Infiniti will surely look to set its luxury SUV's styling even further apart from the Nissan themes.
The current QX80 has been on the global stage since 2010, so we can expect to see this concept progress quickly to production. An early to mid-2018 market debut could be on the cards.
Watch for the QX80 Monograph concept to make its official debut on April 11 at the New York motor show.
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