2016 Infiniti QX70 Changes
The 2016 Infiniti QX70 is expected to bring much-needed updates that could help this model stay fresh for a few more years. The QX70 was actually known as the FX until 2014 when it received a new nameplate as part of Infiniti’s new naming strategy. It is currently in its second generation that made its debut for the 2009 model year. This style-oriented SUV has had much success over the years but hasn’t offered any substantial changes for quite a while. The 2015 QX70 came with a new equipment package and that was pretty much it when it comes to changes ever since the model adopted a new moniker. In the meantime, the Japanese automaker launched the 2015 Infiniti QX70 S Design version that was offered in Europe as well. However, neither the US nor the European version have actually offered solutions for this model’s most obvious downsides.
2016 Infiniti QX70 Redesign and Specs
So, the 2016 model could finally bring some of the anticipated changes that might help the QX70 stay relevant in the segment. What sets this SUV apart from the rest of the competition is its unique exterior styling. In that sense, to redesign the QX70 is not an easy task by any means. One of the challenges faced by the designers is how to create a sleek and appealing vehicle without compromising the size of its interior. Being an SUV crossover, the QX70’s primary function is to provide a comfortable ride for as many passengers as possible.
When it comes to standard equipment, the Infiniti QX70’s list is actually not as impressive as you might expect. The model does offer a large number of amenities but they come mostly as part of optional packages that add extra cost to the base model. Thus far, the buyers have been able to choose from the Premium Package, Deluxe Touring Package and Technology Package. Since 2015, there is a Sport Package available as well. It includes adaptive headlights, sports seats, dark accents and 21-inch alloy wheels. So, the most-anticipated change that could come with the 2016 Infiniti QX70 is a longer list of standard equipment.
Until recently, the model was offered with a mighty 5.0-liter V8 engine that was regarded as a perfect match for this vehicle by many. This unit used to the give the QX70 a perfect balance of power and performance. Unfortunately, the engine was replaced as part of Infiniti’s efforts to improve fuel efficiency. The current Infiniti QX70 is motivated by a 3.7-liter V6 unit that gives 325 hp. Rear-wheel drive comes standard, while all-wheel drive is offered as optional. This new engine is also used by some other Infiniti models such as the QX50.
2016 Infiniti QX70 Price
The 2016 Infiniti QX70 is very likely to come with a brand new engine under its hood. This is most likely to happen as far as the US version is concerned, while the European variant is much more likely to soldier on with the familiar engine under its hood. With all the anticipated updates and changes, the upcoming model is expected to stay in the same price range of $47,000.