Infiniti has finally given us a first look at the QX80 Monograph, its concept that will be put on display at the upcoming New York International Auto Show. Said to preview the next-generation QX80 SUV, the styling you see here is courtesy of Infiniti’s design studio in Atsugi, Japan.

Unlike the previous “flowerhorn cichlid-look” of the current QX80, the concept features a less bulbous bonnet, while the sleek headlights inspired by the QX50 Concept have been pushed upwards. Said headlights extend towards tiny, side-mounted rear cameras via a piece of trim above the J-shaped LED DRLs.

Other highlights include the large intakes at the lower section of the front bumper, roof rails, side outlets, crescent-shaped D-pillars and recessed door handles. Large alloy wheels paired with low-profile tyres, common items on other concepts, are seen here as well.

Even with these changes, the concept is still a pretty imposing vehicle in terms of size, with the large Infiniti mesh grille, high beltline and protruding wheel arches reinforcing that sentiment. The tinted glass, which blends with the SUV’s pillars, also invokes a sense of spaciousness although no details about the interior have been provided so far.

“The QX80 Monograph represents a detailed study into our expertise of exterior design. QX80 Monograph shows our concept of luxury and style on the road, and is an exploration into how we could enhance our future Infiniti offering in the luxury SUV segment,” said Roland Krueger, president of Infiniti Motor Company.

GALLERY: Current Infiniti QX80