It’s not hard to realize how big profit German carmakers are making with so-called coupe crossovers. Although not so practical, these models perfectly go in accordance with the premium status these brands have, as they look more stylish and more exclusive compared to standard, SUV-alike crossovers. Therefore, it’s no wonder that Infiniti is also about to enter the game. At this point, most details are unavailable, but the new model has been confirmed and it will hit the market as the 2021 Infiniti QX55. As you may presume, it will be based on the QX50, sharing the same platform and engines, as well as many styling cues. Practically, the rear end should be the only major difference.
2021 Infiniti QX55 Design
When you look at the name of the new model, it’s not hard to realize it will be based on the QX50. Therefore, we may say that the 2021 Infiniti QX55 will be compact in size and that it will ride on the same D platform as its counterpart. Also, the front end should also look very similar, if not even identical. At this point, we don’t know details but considering that the QX50 is currently one of the most attractive models on the market, there’s no need for modifications at the front. On the other side, the rear end will be completely different, the thing that separates it from other crossovers in the lineup. Naturally, we count on a typical sloping roof layout, something that characterizes all these coupe crossovers.
On the inside, we may presume that the 2021 Infiniti QX55 won’t receive too many novelties. We count on the same cabin as in the QX50, which is definitely a great thing. The overall interior quality is great. The dashboard looks very stylish, while most materials are hi-grade. Also, we like the fact that the cabin is very spacious. There is plenty of legroom in both rows. Due to sloping roof design, there is no doubt that the 2021 Infiniti QX55 will be a little bit tighter, particularly in terms of the rear-seat headroom. The cargo area should be notably smaller as well.
Another thing you should keep in mind is that interior updates for the 2021 Infiniti QX50 have been rumored. According to several reports, Infiniti will introduce a new infotainment system. The current dual-screen setup will be replaced with a single, much bigger touchscreen. Of course, we count on new software, better graphics, smartphone integration.
2021 Infiniti QX55 Engine
When it comes to the powertrain, we don’t expect bigger surprises. The 2021 Infiniti QX55 should come with the same 2.0-liter turbo-four engine, famous for its variable compression, which makes this engine more efficient than rivals. A max output goes around 268 horsepower, which is almost on part with V6 engines. On the other side, fuel economy is better than most four-cylinder units. In the QX50, you can count on about 24 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway.
Also, there is a chance to see additional powertrain options. That would probably be a hi-performance version of the crossover. Of course, the engine that comes to mind is a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6, which is good for about 400 horsepower.
2021 Infiniti QX55 Release Date and Price
The 2021 Infiniti QX55 has been confirmed. However, we are still waiting to see a test mule on the street. Most likely, the new model will hit the market sometime in the second half of the next year. When it comes to the price, so rough estimation would go between 40.000 and 45.000 dollars.