INFINITI recently introduced their new three-row SUV, the QX60 Monograph, to the world.
“We commenced the design of the Monograph knowing this was an opportune time to start a discussion about where we are planning to take the QX60 in the future and more broadly, where we are heading as a brand with our design language” said Alfonso Albaisa, Senior Vice President, Global Design, Nissan.
The QX60 Monograph, previews some of the proportions and design elements that will adorn the brands future three-row SUV.
Reimagining the future QX60 SUV
“In crafting this Monograph, we wanted to change the tonality of the QX60 and transform the nameplate from a sculptural and architectural point of view. We raised the visual center of gravity, giving it a strong, straight shoulder line that carries through to the hood, with a higher, more prominent grille, and longer-looking cabin to deliver a sense of muscularity and a commanding presence” said Albaisa.
The current QX60 is known for offering spacious packaging and three-row seating. QX60 Monograph features large alloy wheels embossed with the INFINITI name.
The high shoulder line raises its visual center of gravity.
“The QX60 Monograph, embodies the Japanese concept of “Ma” a sense of minimalism where designers seek harmony, adding just the right amount of elements with very specific meaning to create something special. This is evident on the body, where at a glance it is simple, but when you get closer, you see that there are elements that are playing against each other in a sense of harmony.” Albaisa explains.
The Japanese origami was the inspiration for the inner mesh of the signature ‘Double Arch’ INFINITI grille. Resulting in a two-dimensional surface that projects a sense of three-dimensional depth. The same mesh pattern is echoed in the side air intakes in the lower corners of the bumper.
Lighting the path forward
Intricate ‘Digital Piano Key’ lighting at the front and rear projects a futuristic appearance. The inner structure of the headlamp features a shape and pattern of lines inspired by an electrical heatsink device.
The QX60 Monograph’s lamps are bright white at the front, and ultra-red at the back. They are accompanied by the glowing ‘infinite road’ brand emblem.
The rear lamps are tinted. When extinguished, they appear to wrap around the back of the vehicle and into the rear flanks in one continuous shape. Illuminated, the ‘piano key’ lighting shines through to form a beautiful, futuristic light signature.
The production version of the next generation QX60 is expected in 2021.