However, the company is also known for doing overhauls in a big way. That rings true on the QX50 Concept because on the design front, the SUV departs abruptly from its predecessor, which was an attempt to make a sporting SUV that bore a slight resemblance to a passenger sedan. Not so in this concept. While the "driver-centric, passenger-minded” cabin is luxurious, especially with an accommodating cab forward design that affords more interior space, the exterior effortlessly pulls off the rugged but elegant look. The other two stars of the QX50 Concept are out of plain sight, consisting of the long-awaited variable compression ratio engine
from the automaker and a suite of autonomous features.