2022 Infiniti QX60 Preview
Infiniti is down to five models. It sells the Q50 sedan, Q60 coupe, QX50 compact crossover SUV, QX60 midsize crossover SUV, and QX80 large SUV. Of this quintet, the QX50 and QX60 compete in the most popular segments. And while Infiniti redesigned the former for 2019, the latter dates back to the JX35 of 2013.
Clearly, the redesigned 2022 Infiniti QX60 cannot arrive a moment too soon. And to preview the coming changes, Nissan’s luxury brand introduced a prototype of the all-new SUV called the QX60 Monograph.
Details are scant, and Infiniti’s descriptive language is flowery. Read between the lines, and the new 2022 QX60 will adopt bolder yet minimalistic design forms that convey strength, sophistication, and athleticism. The new look wraps around a 7-passenger interior that Infiniti says will continue to be spacious and comfortable.
Viewed from the front, the QX60 Monograph resembles a crisply tailored take on the existing QX80. A tall grille, vertical air intakes, and creases running up the hood and into the windshield pillars give the new QX60 a more significant presence. “Digital Piano Key” lighting elements define the upper edges of the headlights, part of a welcoming sequence that originates with the Infiniti logo in the grille.
In profile, the shoulder line runs nearly straight from each front corner and around the back of the SUV, underlining a flush-glass greenhouse that tapers toward the tail, emphasizing the SUV’s rear haunches.
Full-width taillights and a floating roof effect further enhance the QX60 Monograph’s swollen fenders and wide-track stance, aided by upswept exhaust outlets and skid plating. Infiniti repeats the Digital Piano Key motif above the taillights, and the rear Infiniti emblem glows after dark.
Infiniti says thin roof pillars combine with a panoramic glass roof to provide a sense of openness within the QX60’s cabin. Still, the automaker declines to share any details or plans regarding the SUV’s interior. Similarly, the SUV’s hardware remains a mystery, though it’s a good bet that it will share its platform with a redesigned Nissan Pathfinder.
The information in this article is from Infiniti and contains speculation by the author. It was accurate on September 22, 2020, but may have changed since that date.