The new generation of Infiniti’s mid-size crossover is on the way. According to the latest reports, it will hit the market in the third half of the year and it will come as the 2022 Infiniti QX60 Monograph. At this point, we already know a lot about the new model. Of course, one of the most interesting things is the new styling, which will take a lot of inspiration from the Monograph concept. Furthermore, we will see a completely new interior design, which should move this SUV more upscale on the market.
On the other side, some of the things won’t change that much. For example, the new model will continue to ride on a familiar, though updated, D platform. Even the wheelbase is about to remain the same, though the new model will be slightly shorter. Also, the engine will remain the same, though a big change is coming in terms of transmission.
When it comes to the 2022 Infiniti QX60 Monograph release date, the launch will probably be scheduled for September.
2022 Infiniti QX60 Monograph Redesign
As we already mentioned, the 2022 Infiniti QX60 Monograph redesign will be a mix of familiar and new things. When it comes to familiar things, we are about to see the same old D platform, which underprints the current model as well. Even the wheelbase of 114.2 inches is about to remain the same.
However, this doesn’t mean that the new model won’t improve in terms of comfort and overall driving experience. Moreover, the company has prepared a couple of very interesting novelties. Obviously, the suspension setup will be new, but we are about to see a new AWD system as well, which instantly sends up to 50 percent of power to rear wheels. The system also includes Active Brake Limited Slip, which moves torque side to side, to wheels that have traction.
Of course, a big part of this redesign will go to new aesthetics. We already know how the 2022 Infiniti QX60 Monograph is about to look like, thanks to the Monograph concept. The production model won’t change too much, which means you may count on a very appealing SUV.
Compared to the outgoing model, you can see a notable departure in terms of aesthetics. Infiniti has kept a bit of those curvy and sleek lines, but the new model looks much sharper than before. This is particularly noticeable at the front, where you can see a massive bold grille and sharpened headlights. Practically, they take a lot of inspiration from the QX80 Monograph, though everything is toned down for a bit.
Another thing we’ve noticed is a little bit different rear end, which now features a bit of sloping roof, though it’s still far away from something we could call a coupe crossover. Interior space and practically will remain some of the top priorities in the new 2022 Infiniti QX60 Monograph.
When it comes to the 2022 Infiniti QX60 Monograph interior, we have noticed a couple of things by looking through the window of the test mule. Of course, the most prominent detail is a massive tablet-like infotainment screen on the center stack, but the whole dashboard looks far more upscale than before. The lines are clean, while the center stack utilizes a new gear shift know and other controls.
Naturally, the new model will continue with three rows of seats, and we presume things will be pretty much the same in terms of passenger space, considering the same wheelbase. So, you may count on two quite spacious and comfortable rows of seats, while the third one will be typically tight for the class. The same thing goes for the cargo area.
2022 Infiniti QX60 Monograph Engine
From what we know, the 2022 Infiniti QX60 Monograph will continue with the same engine in the offer. We are talking about the good-old 3.5-liter V6, which puts out around 295 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque. However, we are about to see a big change in terms of transmission. Instead of a CVT, the new model will come with a nine-speed automatic gearbox, which means you may count on significant improvement in terms of driving experience.
The new transmission will also provide improvements in terms of capabilities, so the new model should be good for about 6.000 pounds in terms of towing capacity. When it comes to fuel economy, we count on similar ratings to the outgoing model, which returns around 20 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway, which is pretty good for the segment.
2022 Infiniti QX60 Monograph Release Date and Price
As we already mentioned, the new model should hit the market in September. When it comes to the 2022 Infiniti QX60 Monograph price, base models should go around 45.000 dollars. Some of the key competitors should be models like Lincoln Aviator, Cadillac XT6 etc.