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2017-04-13 08:46

COMBINING LUXURY WITH PRESENCE: Infinti has unveiled the QX80 Monograph, signalling Infinti's intention to further develop its standing in the large SUV segment.Image: Motorpress / Infiniti.

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New York – Infinti has unveiled the QX80 Monograph, in further developing its standing in the large SUV segment.

The QX80 Monograph combines luxury with presence and demonstrates spacious interior and utility for which the QX80 production car is renowned, says Infiniti. 

After being unveiled, the QX80 Monograph is said to represent the future of their luxury SUV portfolio. 

Roland Krueger, president of Infiniti, said: "The QX80 Monograph represents a detailed study into our expertise of exterior design.

"QX80 Monograph shows our concept of luxury and style on the road, and is an exploration into how we could enhance our future Infiniti offering in the luxury SUV segment.

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"The QX80 Monograph provides the opportunity to reimagine Infiniti's signature design DNA on a totally different scale.” 

Senior vice-president of global design, Alfonso Albaisa, said: “Infiniti 'carrozzeria' used svelte satin copper skin, set off by an ultra-powerful double arch grille with abstract structural mesh.

"Our designers continue to impress by finding new avenues for Infiniti artistry." 

Mixing luxury and presence 

The QX80 incorporates power with elegance and presence. In appearance, it stretches a length of 5m long, almost 2m tall and more than 2m wide (door mirrors folded).

Headlighths extend into thin lights that wrap around the front corners of the hood and run along the wings. The light bars running along the front wings end in rear-view cameras at the edge of the two front doors.

Also, the QX80's face displays vents delivering more air to the engine. An underbody cover runs the length of the floor, protecting the car's undersides.

A thin strip of aluminum below the grille emphasizes the car's width and incorporates LED fog lights at each end. The tail-lights is mirrored in the wide twin exhausts to encourage smooth air flow.

Notably, the QX80 Monograph's blacked-out A-pillar sits flush with the side windows, windscreen, and pop-out door handles.

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It features a frosted paint finish providing a contrast to the gloss chrome and brushed aluminium elements of the vehicle. Also, outer edges of the wheels overlap the tires, with 24" two-tone wheels.

The future of Infiniti

Senior vice-president of global design, Alfonso Albaisa, said: "Earlier Infiniti show cars have started conversations with our customers, which gives us the chance to talk about the brand's future direction. 

“We have listened to our customers to discover their expectations for a large SUV from Infiniti in 2017 and beyond. The QX80 Monograph illustrates how the company's powerful elegance' design language could be used to develop our luxury SUVs in future.

"The Monograph is an exploration of how we plan to take a step forward in the large SUV segment. This is an important initiative for the brand, as the QX80 is popular with buyers in a number of markets – particularly in North America and the Middle East.

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