When Infiniti unveiled the FX in 2002, there was no other SUV coupe on the market. Its roofline was inspired by the Nissan Z-series (or the Infiniti G35). Later on, BMW introduced the X6, Mercedes-Benz came with the GLC, and Audi presented the Q8. Infiniti wasn't didn't rush things and let them evolved slowly, like a slow-cooked food. In 2020 the Japanese brand introduced the QX55 as an SUV-coupe on the compact-segment.
The QX series was developed together with Mercedes-Benz, and it shared the platform with the GLB model. It took a different approach for design and showed a face with a massive grille at the front and a chromed surrounding. Its narrow LED headlights with daytime running lights at the top inspired some sumo-fighter eyes. From its sides, the sloped roofline, and coupe-like windows shape, the QX55 inspired more performance than any other Infiniti SUV to date.
The interior was even more surprising for a high-tech premium vehicle introduced in 2020. It had a regular instrument cluster with analog dials and a TFT display between them for the on-board computer. Two large screens on the center stack were used for the infotainment system and other car settings. In the front, there were two bucket seats and a bench in the back for three adults. Though, the middle one's legroom was obstructed by the center console with vents.
Under the hood, Infiniti installed its much-acclaimed 2.0-liter turbocharged engine with a variable compression system, which sent the power in all corners via a CVT.