The Japanese manufacturer will soon present its brand new luxurious flagship SUV. It is the 2018 Infiniti QX80. This model firstly debuted in 2004 as the QX56. Since then it has been given a complete redesign in 2010; and after that it has undergone a mid-cycle refresh when it has gotten a new name, as to say the current QX80.
The new Infiniti will represent the next generation model. It will be based on the Infiniti QX80 Monograph concept which was presented at the 2017 New York Auto Show. So, it will appear with redesigned exterior and luxurious cabin as always. Perhaps, we could see some new exterior colors and more technology. As for the engine, the new Infiniti QX80 will probably use the same unit as the current model. Its main rivals are expected to be Cadillac Escalade, Lexus LX, Lincoln Navigator, GMC Yukon Denali and Mercedes-Benz GLS.
2018 Infiniti QX80 engine and performance
Speaking of the engine 2018 Infiniti QX80, unfortunately there is no any specific information. The car maker still hasn`t revealed any details. However, we assume that the new Infiniti will most likely use the same unit as its forerunner. It is a 5.6-liter V-8 engine. This unit will be able to generate 400 horsepower and 413 pound-feet of torque. It will be mated to a standard 7-speed automatic gearbox.
Furthermore, some sources say that it might get a smaller engine under its hood. It is a 3.0-liter V-6 twin-turbo engine. This one should be capable of producing around 400 horses. The power will be sent to all four wheels. The new Infiniti should be able to hit 60 mph in less than 7 seconds.
Design of exterior and interior
When it comes to exterior design, the new 2018 Infiniti QX80 will look futuristic, bold and very handsome. Its boxy body will be softened with rounded lines and shapes. It will ride on body-on-architecture which also underpins the current model. The first thing we will notice is a larger grille which be revised. The headlamps will be slimmer and equipped with LED lighting. The LED taillights will be thinner too. It will also get larger and functional fender vents. Moreover, the side mirrors should be replaced with rearview cameras. As well, the new QX80 will be offered with optional 24-inch wheels.
Inside, the 2018 Infiniti QX80 will be in the top of the class. It will offer spacious, luxurious and nicely design cabin. It will have three rows of comfortable seats. However, the third row will be suitable only for children or small adults. The seats will be covered with quality leather. On the dashboard, we will notice some nice wood details.
Some of the standard features will be tri-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats, power and heated steering wheel. As for the safety, it will be provided with blind spot monitors, surround view cameras, lane departure warning, forward collision warning etc.
Release date and price of the 2018 Infiniti QX80
The 2018 Infiniti QX80 should go on sale in late 2017 or early 2018. As for the price, it should start at around $64,000.