2021 Infiniti QX55 Crossover Coupe Confirmed

The new 2021 Infiniti QX55 is confirmed for the coming year. This model will be slotted between QX50 and Infiniti QX60 SUVs. Actually, the design of the new QX55 will be based on the QX50. However, the upcoming model will feature a more unique and sportier look that will be followed by a great cabin and more safety. According to the new teaser photo, QX55 is ready to rival opponents like BMW X4 and Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe.

Some rumors reported that the forthcoming SUV might carry the same engine that powers the Infiniti QX50. Generally, the QX50 model is powered by a 2.0-liter variable-compression turbocharged inline-4 that produces 268 horsepower. Also, this powertrain is very fuel-efficient.

2021 Infiniti QX50 front

Fresh New Look Promised

Design-wise, the 2021 Infiniti QX55 features coupe design as per the previewed image. The same styling is also used on SUVs like X6 and the GLC coupe.

However, looking at the teaser photo, the new model also revealed that the roofline is much less coupe-like than other SUVs. Thanks to that, Infiniti QX55 will be a midsize crossover coupe that will get more space inside for sure. Also, a short rear windscreen and a large roof spoiler on the back are visible and give more sporty design to this SUV.

2021 Infiniti QX50 interior

2021 Infiniti QX55 Modernized Interior

Unfortunately, Infiniti has not yet released any information about the interior. From some speculation, the new 2021 Infiniti QX55 will borrow some techs and materials from its bigger sibling, QX60. Also, it will likely feature much better bucket-style seats that will offer exceptional comfort.

New QX55 will be bigger than QX50, and it will, for sure, provide better cargo space. However, coupe version like X6 lack for some space behind, and this will not be a case with the new model. Besides that, the flat-bottom steering wheel, Infiniti’s In Touch infotainment system, and mighty Bose Sound system will be part of this SUV.

2021 Infiniti QX50 powertrain

Powertrain Specs

According to some reports, the 2021 Infiniti QX55 will be powered by the same engine that is lying under the QX50. As we already wrote, this model comes with a 2.0-liter variable-compression turbocharged inline-4 engine that is very fuel-efficient. However, under the QX50 model, this engine produces 268 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque.

Consider that QX55 is the new model; we can even expect more outputs and better fuel consumption. The current QX50 model provides EPA city/highway fuel economy of 24/31 mpg for the FWD and 24/30 mpg for an AWD system. Moreover, at this point, we are unsure will Infiniti chooses to go with the FWD-CVT combo or the AWD system only. Also, some rumors suggesting that we also may see a hybrid or electric variant in the near future.

2021 Infiniti QX50 side

2021 Infiniti QX55 Price and Release Date

The price of the 2021 Infiniti QX55 is not yet declared. However, we can assume that the amount of this model will be positioned between the QX50 and QX60 models. So, the starting price of the new SUV should be in a range from $39,000 to 41.000. The forthcoming 2021 QX55 will be available for sale after the release of the new QX50 sometime in 2020.

Source: autoguide.com

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