A new trademark filing could be a sign that Infiniti is preparing to launch an SUV positioned between its QX60 and QX80 models.
Motor1 first announced that on December 22, 2022, Infiniti parent company Nissan filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office for trademark protection for the “QX65” for use in land vehicles.
Similar to the QX55 name, which Infiniti uses for a coupe-like version of the QX50 crossover, QX65 could indicate that a coupe-like version of the QX60 SUV is coming.
Automakers often protect a name without intending to use it in order to protect the name should the situation change. However, there has been talk of Infiniti launching an SUV related to the QX60.
It was reported last March that Infiniti dealers were promised a new two-row SUV based on the QX60 platform by around 2025. Such a vehicle would challenge the BMW X6 and the Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class Coupé.
Infiniti has held back on its future plans, although the automaker has confirmed the launch of its first electric vehicle in 2025, likely a sedan. Infiniti has also hinted at a redesigned QX80 coming in the not too distant future.