Japanese-based Infiniti has revealed the Infiniti QX Monograph concept car, which will serve as inspiration for a future rival to the Cadillac Escalade.
Introducing a new design language for Infiniti, the QX Monograph features an athletic stance with large proportions, and includes an illuminated 3D emblem up front. One of the most striking styling aspects of this concept are the lighting arrangements; both the front and rear fascias are highlighted by coast-to-coast lighting elements.
“We approach each Infiniti design from the perspective of an artwork, with the aim of evoking emotion and intrigue” said Alfonso Albaisa, senior vice president of global design. “The QX Monograph presented a sizable canvas for us to explore Infiniti’s artistry at maximum scale and create something bold.”
Of course, as a concept car, this Infiniti QX Monograph will not become a production car itself, instead serving as inspiration for the next-gen full-size Infiniti QX SUV, which is expected to launch either for the 2025 or 2026 model year as a direct rival to the Cadillac Escalade.
Speaking of the Infiniti QX, it’s worth noting that the Japanese-based automaker’s SUV saw a nearly 200 percent jump in sales over the course of Q1 2023 to capture 16 percent of the luxury full-size SUV market. However, the Escalade continues to dominate the segment with 27 percent of the share.
As a reminder, the Cadillac Escalade will be highlighted by a mid-cycle refresh that’s now expected for the 2025 model year or later. This revision will include enhancements to the exterior styling, an overhauled cabin, and an updated powertrain lineup. Thus far, GM Authority spy photographers have captured several pictures of prototypes testing out in the wild. Unfortunately, the photos don’t reveal much detail about the refreshed full-size luxury SUV.
As far as the current model is concerned, the 2023 Escalade is powered by one of two engine options, including the naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 L87 gasoline engine, rated at 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque, and the 3.0L I6 LM2 turbodiesel Duramax, rated at 277 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. Notably, one of the expected updates for the refreshed Escalade will be the introduction of the 3.0L I6 LZ0 turbodiesel Duramax.