2017 Infiniti QX80 Redesign
Infiniti’s full-size SUV is due to receive several updates for the 2017 model year. Namely, the 2017 Infiniti QX80 will be a slightly enhanced version of its predecessor. Previously known as the QX56, the second generation of this luxury SUV hasn’t changed much since it was launched in 2010. While some find its looks controversial, others praise it as a well built and remarkably comfortable vehicle. In that regard, expect the 2017 to offer a similar level of comfort and certain technological improvements.
2017 Infiniti QX80 Changes
The QX80 has recently received significant styling updates for the 2015 MY, while the 2017 version is expected to offer a couple of new body paints and several minor cosmetic changes. As of this year, the model is available with LED technology implemented in headlights, fog lights and turn signals, while the reshaped front bumper now features flush-mounted sonar sensors. Also, the QX80 boasts new chrome accents such as those seen on the side-mirror housings.
As for the interior, expect the 2017 Infiniti QX80 to come with one of the most luxurious cabins currently available on the market. What sets it apart from the rest of the SUV segment is the attention to details, especially when it comes to the seating. The seats come wrapped in the finest leather upholstery featuring high-quality stitching. There is plenty of legroom in the first and second rows, while the third row of seats doesn’t provide sufficient space for adult passengers. The cargo capacity can reach up to 95 cubic feet in case the rear seats are folded down.
The 2017 Infiniti QX80 is expected to adopt several new safety systems as standard features. Some of the amenities offered by this family-hauler include adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring, brake assist and lane departure warning systems. Since recently, the model is available with adaptive headlights and collision warning system.
As far as the engine department is concerned, the Infiniti QX80 2017 will be powered by the familiar 5.6-liter V8. This capable unit generates 400 horsepower and 413 pound-feet of torque, coupled with a seven-speed automatic transmission. There are both rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive version, while the maximum towing capacity is rated at 8,500 pounds. Although the vehicle itself is quite hefty, it is able to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 7 seconds. Unfortunately, the QX80 delivers poor fuel economy numbers estimated at 14/20 mpg (city/highway).
2017 Infiniti QX80 Release Date and Pricing
The 2017 QX80 is expected to hit the dealerships in late 2016. Although the official pricing notes are still unavailable, it is most likely to come with the same price tag as the outgoing model.