Despite Infiniti offering some of the sportiest-looking crossovers in the luxury segment, its design language has become a bit stale. With this in mind, it is no surprise to hear that Infiniti is starting to preview possible design changes to its crossover lineup. The first of these design studies is the new QX Sport concept that Infiniti claims gives us a preview of its new design for its crossovers.
This new look, while still sporty, has a more elegant feel to it. This design retains Infiniti’s signature long hood, tight body lines, and coupe-like silhouette, but it less pronounced double-arch grille, human-eye headlights, crescent-cut C-pillars, and wide taillights all add a new touch of class that Infiniti crossovers have lacked.
In terms of size, the QX Sport Concept is 4,600 mm (181.1 inches) long, 1,900 mm (74.8 inches) wide, 1,650 mm (64.9 inches) tall. It also rides on a 2,800 mm (110.2-inch) wheelbase and has 230 mm 9.1 inches) of ground clearance for off-the-beaten-path navigating. These dimensions make it slightly shorter in length when compared to the 2016 QX50, but the concept is wider and taller.
Inside is a cabin that is not so over the top that it would need a full overhaul to reach production, leading me to believe that much of it will make production. Of course, the massive center console and one-piece, “floating” seats would get replaced by more production-friendly bits, but the general feel of the cabin and its swooping colors could certainly be in a production vehicle.
As expected, there is no mention of powertrains, but I suspect that Infiniti will look to revamp its engine offerings once it does roll out a revised midsize crossover.
Stay tuned for more details.