Infiniti shows off divisive Range Rover rival

Infiniti has pulled the wraps off the striking new QX80 Monograph concept at the 2017 New York Auto Show.

According to the Japanese manufacturer, which is Nissan's luxury division, the massive display vehicle "is the ultimate expression of futuristic luxury SUV design".

Measuring over five metres long and standing nearly two metres tall, the QX80 Monograph is intended to showcase just how the company's design language could evolve in the future.

Infiniti president Roland Krueger said: "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."

The production version of the future Range Rover rival will most likely not make it to the UK, with primary focus being placed on the American and Middle Eastern markets.

Francois Bacon, vice president of global product strategy at Infiniti, said: "The QX80 Monograph is an exploration of how we plan to take a step forward in the large SUV segment. This is an important initiative for Infiniti, as the QX80 is popular with buyers in a number of markets – particularly in North America and the Middle East."

The dramatic-looking SUV features the brand's trademark "human-eye" headlights, which sit high up at the front of the car. Gigantic 24-inch alloys fill the QX80's considerable arches, and lend the Infiniti a seriously commanding presence.

No word has been given on what would power a production version of the QX80 Monograph, although the large exhaust openings at the rear of the car suggest it will use petrol or diesel engines.

Infiniti shows off divisive Range Rover rival

Infiniti shows off divisive Range Rover rival