Since cutting the FX35 following the 2010 model year, INFINITI has lacked a sporty crossover to compete with today’s growing crossover coupe segment. That will end with the 2022 INFINITI QX55’s release.
The 2022 INFINITI QX55 will boast the crossover coupe design that’s surprisingly popular in the luxury crossover space. It’ll feature a low roofline, coupelike C-pillar and rear glass, powerful character lines running from front to rear, and bold wheel arches filled with standard 20-inch rollers. Up front, the QX55 will include the signature double-arch grille and origami-inspired mesh insert to provide three-dimensional depth. Flanking this grille will be human-eye-inspired LED headlights, while a large air inlet rests beneath it. Around back, the 2022 QX55 will boast a clean liftgate with no heavy chrome and unique “piano key” LED taillights.
Inside, the 2022 QX55 will combine simplicity and luxury with a clean dash setup that has limited buttons and knobs, a sporty three-post steering wheel, and available two-tone color options. The cabin will have upscale materials, including leatherette, leather, and semi-aniline, to give it a premium feel.
Tech will also be front and center with its standard dual-screen InTouch infotainment system that includes an 8-inch upper touchscreen and a 7-inch lower touchscreen. This system also includes wireless Apple CarPlay and USB-tethered Android Auto. Buyers seeking premium audio can opt for the available 16-speaker Bose audio system.
Under its hood, the 2022 INFINITI QX55 will feature a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that’ll deliver 268 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque. This four-pot will pair with a continuously variable transmission with manual-shift mode and standard all-wheel drive.
INFINITI didn’t address the QX55’s safety gear, but its QX50 platform-mate includes standard automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, rear automatic braking, blind-spot monitors, lane-departure warnings, automatic high-beam headlights, and rear cross-traffic alerts. We expect the coupeified version to carry the same safety gear. The IIHS hasn’t fully tested the QX50, but it did receive “Good” ratings in the two crash tests it’s completed: moderate overlap front and side. We don’t expect the IIHS to ever test the QX55 due to its limited demand.