11/18/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 11/17/2020 23:19
YOKOHAMA, Japan - The all-new INFINITI QX55 was unveiled today via a streaming concert experience from Los Angeles, bringing a modern twist to the luxury midsize SUV coupe segment the brand created with the iconic FX decades ago.
The QX55 combines a provocative exterior with a decadent interior designed to attract new buyers that are young, tech-savvy and driven by daring design. INFINITI returns to the segment as the only Japanese luxury coupe offering on the market today.
'The new INFINITI QX55 is a statement maker, designed to deliver first-class comfort and stand out everywhere it goes,' said INFINITI Chairman Peyman Kargar. 'It's a unique fusion of style and substance.'
The virtual event beamed from the Belasco Theater in Los Angeles brought together immersive discussions with Senior Vice President of Global Design Alfonso Albaisa and INFINITI's general manager of product strategy and planning, Eric Rigaux, in Tokyo, and Kargar, wrapped in a concert performance by singer-songwriter Aloe Blacc.
The QX55's design retains all of INFINITI's daring design hallmarks. The signature double-arch grille is complemented by an origami-inspired mesh pattern that delivers visual depth and showcases modern Japanese-inspired artistry.
Along the body sides, elegant and flowing lines reach from the hood, over the front fenders, across the doors, and over the rear wheels. Digital 'piano key' taillights combine 45 separate LEDs in a single housing to create an elegant light signature, recently featured on the stunning QX60 Monograph design study.
Inside, the QX55 features a dual-screen INFINITI InTouch™ infotainment system with wireless Apple CarPlay™ compatibility, and multiple USB inputs for Android Auto compatibility and charging. Leatherette, leather, or semi-aniline leather appointments for the seats adorn the QX55's spacious interior, and sliding second-row seats provide flexible cargo capacity or increased legroom, depending on need.
Under the hood of every QX55 is INFINITI's award-winning and innovative Variable Compression Turbo four-cylinder engine that generates 268 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque. That power is shifted through a confident continuously variable transmission with manual shift mode and delivered to INFINITI's Intelligent All-Wheel Drive system, which is standard on all QX55 models in the U.S. and Canada.
The all-new QX55 is the latest new model to be introduced under the Nissan NEXT transformation plan, and the first production model in that plan from INFINITI, the premium brand of Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
It is expected to launch in North America next spring as a 2022 model and will be followed by the highly anticipated future QX60, previewed last month as the design concept QX60 Monograph.
INFINITI Motor Company is headquartered in Yokohama, Japan, with operations around the world including regional offices based in the Americas, China and INFINITI International Markets based in Dubai. The INFINITI brand of premium automobiles are assembled in manufacturing facilities in Japan, North America and China. INFINITI design studios are located in Atsugi-Shi near Yokohama, London, San Diego and Beijing.
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