• Jan 21st 2008 at 7:02AM
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These are amateur shots of what is claimed to be the new Infiniti FX55. The front has been given the curvy treatment that is lately a mark of Nissan's design language, with the fenders pulled up like wings over the front wheels. The grill is the same rounded, convex trapezoid found on the G37, but beneath it the bumper juts out like an underbite, all of which is supported by a receding chin. From the side it looks like the car has pulled its hood back to snarl, like a canine.

A sleek, segmented headlight housing wraps around to the sides, almost Ford Verve-like. The profile stays pretty much the same, which is good, since it's one of the rare SUV's that has managed to be sleek and stylish. Out back, it looks like there's a bit more curve added across the rear, and the tail lights get a similar, segmented design treatment.

The "55" moniker could indicate a new 5.5-liter V8, or something completely different and as-yet-unknown. The new FX is rumored to debut at the Geneva Auto Show in a few months.

[Source: Autoweek.nl]

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      • 7 Years Ago
      Uh, did Subaru get a hold of this thing??
      • 7 Years Ago
      Hopefully theres a good chance it will look better than the current QX
      • 7 Years Ago
      a turn for the worst

      the EX will now be the looker of the two

      I knew Infiniti would have a hard time updating the current design, it's just such a good design, but I never thought they'd mess it up like this in the front end.

      • 7 Years Ago
      The FX series is the only CUV I would ever buy, and it looks like I'll never own one after they update this one.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Thy went too far on the "angry" thing.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I tend to agree with the first comments here: this is either a photoshop or just an owner mod gone waaay wrong. I magnified that front end & it looks like a halloween mask just tacked onto a current version of the FX. The german site says it was spotted by an AutoWeek reader in England? What the heck would it be doing in England? Taking the scenic route to Geneva? Something's not adding up here. Thank goodness it doesn't look authentic, because it's butt ugly. Unless they all started smoking crack recently, there's no way that thing came out of the Infiniti design studio.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Just confirmed: Infiniti purchased the Robosaurus and is taking "angry" design cues from it
      • 7 Years Ago
      I'm going to be honest, I really don't see any similarity between these headlamps and the Verve's.

      Anyway, I like the old FX better. The from the front this looks like what a Forrester STI might look like.
        • 7 Years Ago
        bad photochop, you can tell because on the front end the foglights dont match, the left buldges out further than the right
      • 7 Years Ago
      As an FX owner, this makes me incredibly sad. Was really looking forward to getting another one once the lease ends. =(
      • 7 Years Ago
      The only thing that really bothers me is that the headlights and taillights have the same shape - as if they were designed with the same stencil. Other than that, it looks like a pretty decent change. Of course, the black tape hides some details too.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Yes, they did mess up such a good design. Well, with them fumbling the ball, this can create give Cadillac the distraction it needs to steal some of the limelight with its small CUV/SUV(or whateveer they wanna call it!).
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