Said to be inspired by the original FX crossover, the QX55 will arrive in North American dealerships next year.
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Just two weeks after the trademark registration for the Infiniti QX55 was picked up by a news outlet, the luxury automaker has handed out the first details about its new vehicle.

To go with the announcement, Infiniti has released a sketch giving us a peek at the QX55's silhouette.

The company claims the new model will have a roof line similar to the original FX which, it could be argued, was the first coupe-style crossover vehicle. The FX made its debut in 2002, predating the BMW X6 by around four years.

Launched in 2008, the second-generation FX was launched in 2008, and continues to be sold in some markets, including Australia, as the QX70.

Infiniti has yet to confirm whether the QX55 will be based on the QX50 crossover, but logic and the laws of modern car making certainly point that way.

If the QX55 is based on the QX50, most of the changes will likely take place aft the B-pillar. There should be a new roof, tailgate, rear quarter panels and redesigned rear doors at the very least.

Under the bonnet we expect to find the QX50's 200kW 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine. The QX50 is offered in both front- and all-wheel drive.

The QX55 will go on sale in the US around the middle of 2020 during the northern summer.