First pictures of Nissan Patrol-based luxury SUV leak out
31 March 2010

This is the new Infiniti QX56 luxury SUV, which is at the New York motor show.

The car is based on the Nissan Patrol, and is powered by the same 400bhp 5.6-litre V8 with 405lb ft of torque. It is being sold in two- and four-wheel drive variants.

See the Infiniti QX56 pics

Tech includes a seven-speed automatic transmission, electronic four-wheel-drive with driver-selectable modes, and an hydraulic anti-roll system.

This is the second generation QX, and its 25 per cent more powerful and 10 per cent more fuel effieicent than the model it replaces.

There are no plans to sell the car in Europe.

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31 March 2010

Thank God this is not for sale in Europe, I thought the last one was ugly but this is the ugliest thing I have ever seen.

31 March 2010

Chortle Chortle, is this an artists impression or have they paid someone thousands of pounds to come up with this?

Makes the Ssangyong Rhodius look positively svelte.

A square box with square wheels would beat this. Who are the boffins that sign these terible designs off it's, they clearly don't have a handle on real life.

31 March 2010

I just has to come back for a second look, it's that bad.

Would love to see the interior though, anyone going for a park bench front seat?


31 March 2010

[quote Jon Hardcastle]I just has to come back for a second look[/quote]

Wow, you're a glutton for punishment!!

31 March 2010

Hands up the Premiership footballers with one on order?

It will need a set of 22" wheels, mind.

Where has all Japanese design went to?

31 March 2010

This is not intended to appeal to you - it is for Americans. This is much better looking than a Hummer.

31 March 2010

Looks a bit like the new XJ , in that the grill is too high relative to the headlights.

1 April 2010

[quote Jon Hardcastle]I just has to come back for a second look, it's that bad.[/quote]

I stared, rubbed my eyes, stared again... still it wouldn't go away.

It's wrong, and I know I shouldn't, but it's so hilariuoisly 'Meh!' I almost rather want one...

(Matron, beat me with a willow branch...)

Take no notice... I'm only here for the biscuits

1 April 2010

What a Beast!

Doesnt really look that bad. Although I think if I found a Range Rover just to small and I was in the market for a Super Full Sized SUV - I would go for the Cadillac Escalade. It just looks way better.

1 April 2010

I cannot imagine what the designers were thinking. Their conversation follows:

Designer 1:"Mercedes Benz used the puffer fish to make their cars more aerodynamic"

Designer 2:"How about we use a Beluga whale "

Designer 3: "Great idea, what could go wrong?"

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