Although the Infiniti QX70 has been dropped for the 2018 model year in the United States, according to the latest reports, it seems that the Company will give it another chance for 2019. So, in order to keep it in production, the manufacturer will have to give it some significant upgrades, or otherwise, the 2019 Infiniti QX70 would most likely be replaced by the Infiniti QX50 which was been fully refreshed.
The Infiniti QX70 is a mid-size crossover SUV which has started to show its age. It has been introduced back in 2003 and was named the FX. In 2013 it debuted as the QX70 and since then it hasn’t changed much. Furthermore, if you’re after great off-road capabilities then the QX70 is not such a good choice. As well, its fuel economy is really low and the cabin might feel a bit tight. However, the QX70 has its good values in nicely designed exterior, strong engine and good performance. But, in order to keep it in the lineup, the automaker will have to give it some serious changes and upgrades starting from its design, more equipment, and better fuel economy.
Engine and performance of the 2019 Infiniti QX70
There aren’t yet any official data, but the 2019 Infiniti QX70 should keep the same engine which powers the current model. It is a 3.7-liter V-6 gasoline engine with the output of 325 horsepower and the torque of 267 lb-ft. It works with a seven-speed automatic gearbox and comes standard with rear-wheel drive configuration. However, it is also offered with an all-wheel drive. For the 2019 model year, we are expecting improved fuel economy. Just to mention, with RWD the current model is rated 17 mpg in the city, 24 mpg on the highway, and 19 mpg combined. With AWD, it is estimated to be 16/22/18 mpg.
On the other hand, some sources claim that the newest QX70 might get a 3.0-liter V-6 turbocharged engine. This unit is able to develop up to 400 ponies.
Design of exterior and interior
The QX70 does look handsome and muscular, but it really needs to be upgraded in order to stay fresh and competitive. So, if the 2019 Infiniti QX70 sees the light off the day, we are hoping for some major changes. Those should include a revised grille, headlamps, and bumpers. As well, the rear end should also get some new styling details such as refreshed tail lamps and exhaust outlets.
The cabin of the current model is relatively very good. The front seat passengers enjoy plenty of room in cozy seats while the rear seat passengers might feel a bit tight, especially the taller ones. The equipment is very good too, and among standard, there are 18-inch wheels, Bose audio with 11 speakers, leather upholstery, USB, a power liftgate, and automatic dual-zone climate control. As well, there are several optional packages available. However, the optional safety equipment might make it too pricey. So, for the 2019 Infiniti QX70, we expect more standard safety features.
Release date and price
The arrival of the 2019 Infiniti QX70 is not yet confirmed. It is the same with the pricing; but if it goes on sale, we assume that it should be similar to the current price.