The New York Auto Show Goes Big: 10 New SUVs, Trucks, and Crossovers

INFINITI QX80 Monograph Concept
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INFINITI QX80 Monograph Concept

Like the Velar, the QX80 Monograph Concept is a sleek, urbane SUV with a design emphasizing its horizontal axis. Unlike the Velar, this one’s a concept — though the design study calls out the likely new direction of Infiniti’s largest, three-row people hauler. If you need a few points of reference, Infiniti’s SVP of Global Design called the concept “part Rodin’s Thinker, part Michelangelo.” Hmm. Not so sure we see that. But we do see the design cues that give this behemoth a modern edge, from the blacked-out A-pillars to a taller, wider grille, to 24-inch wheels that overlap the tires to make them seem two inches bigger. Pretty imposing stuff. We’ll have to wait to see an interior.  

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