The delay is amazing, if you don’t know the context: four leaders have changed at Infiniti during this time, President Carlos Ghosn was arrested at the parent company Nissan, and that’s not counting the pandemic … In general, there’s no time for new models.
Big shoes to fill
QX55 is a close relative of QX50. Together they are the same family of D-class crossovers as the BMW X3 and X4, Audi Q5 and Q5 Sportback, Mercedes GLC and GLC Coupe. But if the QX50 is the successor to the EX model (which became known as the QX50 after restyling), then the QX55 was also appointed the ideological successor to the QX70 model, which we, despite the name change, stubbornly call FX. You probably remember this model, built on the “longitudinal-rear-wheel drive” FM platform, with an unusual, expressive design.