The Nissan’s luxury SUV, which was produced as the QX56 model in the past, will once again show up on the market, but this time quite restyled, and also with a huge amount of upgrades that concern power and performance. This luxury SUV was improved in 2012, and since then, the model has become globally popular, and it received excellent marks by both experts and fans. The new 2016 Infiniti QX80 will come with better quality materials used for the body, as well as with an unusual design, which will attract even more customers.
2016 Infiniti QX80 redesign
As for the exterior, the unusual, but well known appearance, that became the key reason of the success of the previous generation of QX80, will be present once again, but with some new design touches and upgrades. The front end of the vehicle will come with redesigned headlights, and a new arrangement of the fog lights. Highlighting the luxurious nature of the vehicle, are the chrome outlining side mirrors and the LED daytime running lights. The new model will likewise be offered with redesigned, bigger wheels.
Once you are inside the 2016 Infinity QX80, you will immediately notice that the designers have done a great job in making a premium quality cabin, which is highlighted with leather upholstered, warming seats, and soft touch materials on the dashboard. Thanks to different seating arrangements, the cabin will offer more head and leg space, as well as the additional cargo room. As far as the technology features are concerned, the new model’s interior will include: heated steering wheel, 3-zone climate control, navigation, and a 13-speaker Bose audio system. There will also be connectivity features, which include Bluetooth and USB ports in order to connect Smartphones. Safety features will likewise be refreshed, and they will include adaptive cruise control, collision alert system, blind spot monitoring, and much more.
New Infiniti QX80 2016 engine and MPG
Under the hood of the new Infiniti QX80 2016, the customers will find the same engine that was used in the previous model, the 5.6 l V8. This unit is able to deliver up to 400 hp and 413 lb-ft of torque, and it will be teaming up with the 7-speed auto transmission system and offered in both RWD and AWD configurations. Furthermore, when combined with the vehicle’s other features, comes with a towing capacity as much as 8500 pounds. As for the fuel economy, the rating is rather low, and the engine returns up to 14 mpg in city driving, and 20 mpg on the highway.
2016 Infiniti QX80 price and release date
When it comes to pricing, the new 2016 Infiniti QX80 base model is expected to have a price of around $63,000. As for the release date, this luxury SUV is expected to be seen on the streets by the end of this year or the beginning of 2016. The 2016 Infiniti QX80 will compete with the respectable competition such as Cadillac Escalade, Lexus LX, Lincoln Navigator and Mercedes GLK.
More info on official Infiniti site.