2018 Infiniti QX50
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2018 Infiniti QX50
  • Image Credit: CarPix
2018 Infiniti QX50
  • Image Credit: CarPix
2018 Infiniti QX50
  • Image Credit: CarPix
2018 Infiniti QX50
  • Image Credit: CarPix
2018 Infiniti QX50
  • Image Credit: CarPix
2018 Infiniti QX50
  • Image Credit: CarPix
2018 Infiniti QX50
  • Image Credit: CarPix
2018 Infiniti QX50
  • Image Credit: CarPix
2018 Infiniti QX50
  • Image Credit: CarPix
2018 Infiniti QX50
  • Image Credit: CarPix
2018 Infiniti QX50
  • Image Credit: CarPix
2018 Infiniti QX50
  • Image Credit: CarPix
2018 Infiniti QX50
  • Image Credit: CarPix
At this year's Detroit auto show, we got a look at the nearly production-ready Infiniti QX50 concept. Now we get our first look at how close to production the concept was, thanks to new spy photos.

The overall shape remains very similar to that of the curvy concept. However, the greenhouse looks taller with more glass. While it isn't quite as low and aggressive-looking, we're sure drivers will appreciate the small compromise for better visibility.

At the front, there are more changes that are a little less subtle. The grille looks a bit smaller all around, and even looks a tad lower than the concept. The headlights also don't stretch as far back, and they aren't as narrow either. In the front bumper, the two side scoops of the concept have been significantly toned down, and now look like more traditional grilles that follow the shape of the bumper. The lower grille is more open with just a mesh insert instead of the concept's skidplate-style chrome bar.

Moving to the back, we find the taillights look nearly identical to the concept's. They're very long and narrow, and they connect into a metal crease that looks a bit like a spoiler. It looks as the though the faux skidplate treatment on the rear bumper will also make it to production, but the integrated exhaust tips have given way to more conventional round tips in bumper cutouts. It also may have lost the concept's air vents on each side of the hatch. Though they may have also just been toned down enough that they don't show through the camouflage.

When the QX50 hits dealers, it will be available with Infiniti's fascinating variable compression four-cylinder making 268 horsepower. The crossover will also feature a version of Nissan's ProPilot semi-autonomous technology, which has been implemented in the Nissan Serena minivan in Japan. We expect to see the fully revealed production model very soon, possibly by the end of the year.

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