Infiniti on a Mission to Revival, Previews Two New Upcoming Crossovers

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Infiniti is on a mission to revive the brand and boost sales. To reach those ambitious targets, they are working on new exciting models. Two crossovers are part of the plan, plus the full-fledged QX80 flagship SUV and the company's first EV, coming in the shape of a sedan.
Infiniti only sold 46,616 vehicles in 2022, down from 58,553 units sold in 2021, and things aren't looking great in 2023, either. The brand's executives know that the lineup cannot be interesting to customers right now unless it brings interesting crossovers to the market. That is why Infiniti previewed two such models at the Japan Mobility Show in Tokyo, in the company of the Qe concept, which gave us a glimpse of how the first Infiniti electric car will look.

First up is the all-new QX65, which will come in the shape of a crossover coupe, slotting between the QX60 and the QX80. The model will be inspired by the Infiniti FX series, which debuted with the FX34 in the 2000s. Infiniti claims that it will be a stylish two-row alternative in the cluttered mid-size crossover segment. Aren’t they all? This engine lineup and trims should mirror the one of the QX50.

On the way to electrification, Infiniti also brought a zero-emission crossover concept to Tokyo. The Vision Qxe concept will carry over the latest design language, similar to what the Vision Qe has shown, and will be packed with innovative technology. From the photo displaying the upcoming four models, the Qxe seems to be larger than the QX65.

Not much information is provided about this concept car for the moment, a sign that Infiniti is still working on the powertrain and tech. But it is safe to assume that the Vision Qe sedan and the Vision Qxe crossover will share most of the platform, components, and powertrains.

Just like the sedan, it will feature looks that instantly identify it as an electric Infiniti, with illuminated details on the front fascia and a light strip at the opposite end. It remains to be seen if the production models will carry on the illuminated Infiniti lettering, written in capital letters on the front fenders, as shown in the Qe concept car.

The series production variant of the Qxe concept should be manufactured at the firm’s plant in Canton, Mississippi.

Jose Roman, Global Head of Infiniti, claims that the band is going through a pivotal moment, with the four models previewed at the Japan Mobility Show set to reinvigorate the lineup and become competitive in key segments.

Infiniti is currently marketing four crossovers on the American market. The smallest of them all is the QX50, which starts at $40,850. Upper in the range, there is the QX55, with a starting price of $55,000, while the QX60 starts lower, at $49,650. The QX80 flagship SUV comes with an MRSP of $74,150. This one is waiting for a refresh set to make its debut next year.
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