The Infiniti QX60 hits the road in these spy shots. The engineers clearly don’t want us to have good eyesight, as they cover it with sufficient camouflage.
Up front, the design elements of the QX60 monograph are easier to see. There are narrow, pointed headlights at the top corners of the nose. Just a shine of the large grille mesh is visible, but it’s enough to see the resemblance to the concept. There are serrated crossbars in the lower fascia with a metallic finish, rather than being black on the monograph.
On the side, the general silhouette matches the concept. The main change is that the door handles are on display rather than sitting flush with the QX60 monograph.
It’s hard to discern if the wrap-around taillights are kept because there is so much camouflage, but we suspect they are there. The coating hides if other elements are on the production model such as the metal trim on the lower corners of the bumper.
We already have a very good look inside the new QX60. The layout includes a widescreen display above the center console. There are narrow HVAC vents and then a control panel. The console includes the wire shift handle, various knobs and a rotary knob.
The new QX60’s powertrain remains a mystery. The main contenders carry the current 3.5-liter V6 or use the QX50’s 2.0-liter variable-compression four-cylinder engine where it develops 268 horsepower (200 kilowatts). Other possibilities, especially for higher quality versions, are the turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 with 300 hp (224 kW) from the Q50 or the new 3.8-liter V6 with 310 hp (231 kW) from the pick -up Frontier.
The production version of the new QX60 will debut in 2021. It will go on sale for the 2022 model year.