The upcoming 2021 Infiniti QX55 is a brand’s first foray into the “crossover coupe” segment. Recently, the new model has been teased and at first glance, it looks more attractive than its sibling QX50.
From the manufacturer’s statement, the forthcoming QX55 will have a promotion on November 11. This model will most likely take place above the QX50 model. The new model according to reports will use Nissan’s variable-compression turbo-4. If you didn’t know, this engine powers the QX50 model and it delivers 268 horsepower. However, we think that it could be tuned for the QX55.
2021 Infiniti QX55 Exterior Looks Attractive
The upcoming 2021 Infiniti QX55 is the first in a “wave of new products” coming over the next few years. According to teased photos, the new model looks more attractive than any Infiniti car. The photo reveals the LED taillights with new graphics and angular styling of the tailgate. We can also see that the manufacturer added a brand logo positioned between the two lighting units.
Moreover, Infiniti’s lettering is just under the AWD badge on the left side. Compered to QX50, the new model features a more massive bumper that has more significant creases and the fuel filler cap also looks more prominent. Interestingly, unlike the QX50, the new QX55 sports plastic cladding that continues to adorn the lower parts of the body.
There is no information right now regarding the cabin design of 2021 Infiniti QX55. From what we heard, plenty of cues could be taken from the QX50. That means the interior will be upscale and techy. In terms of styling, we wouldn’t expect any major upgrades.
Thus, the dashboard panel should remain the same as on QX50, meaning that we should see the same two screens. Customers might get more upholstery on upper trims. Like the QX50, the new crossover will feature the same layout. This model comes with two rows of seats and it provides excellent legroom and headroom behind.
2021 Infiniti QX55 Powertrain Specs
From what we heard, the brand-new 2021 Infiniti QX55 will most likely use the same powertrain as QX50. Infiniti still secretly keeping powertrain details of QX55. However, if the QX50 engine happens, this model would use a variable-compression turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four powertrain.
If you didn’t know, this engine under QX50 delivers 268 horsepower (200 kilowatts) and 280 pound-feet (380 newton-meters). From the latest news, this unit will send power through continuously variable transmission and standard front-wheel. Most likely, that all-wheel drive will be available on upper trims standardly.
Release Date and Cost
The release date of the upcoming 2021 Infiniti QX55 can be expected in November. Moreover, sales will begin just after. As we mentioned, the new model has been teased again, and it looks bolder than the QX50. As for the pricing, the manufacturer is keeping it secret.
We assume that the price will be in the range of QX50. If you didn’t know, this model is starting at $38,275 for a base, front-wheel-drive. When released, the QX55 will try to challenge models like the Mercedes-Benz GLC and BMW X4.