At the first glance, the 2018 Infiniti QX60 has it all. It offers power, comfort, and style, for which the brand is known, and combines these characteristics with plenty of room, luxurious interior, and impressive tech. Simply put, this is a luxurious SUV for those who know what luxurious SUVs are and what separates them from the rest.
The 2018 edition will have better handling, more efficient fuel consumption, and a number of exterior upgrades. These will make the QX60 an even more potent challenger to the Audi Q7, Acura MDX, and Volvo XC90.
2018 Infiniti QX60 – Exterior Look, Styling and Upgrades
In general, the exterior look of the 2018 Infiniti QX60 still heavily resembles the look of the original JX35 model. However, the upcoming SUV will get a number of exterior improvements that will make it even more appealing. Its sleek, rounded design will be enhanced with a larger, redesigned grille and more swept-looking headlights.
In addition, we will also see new foglights, as well as a larger, integrated air intake. The QX60 roof features a more sloping design, which adds a somewhat sporty feel to the SUV. Another noteworthy feature is a bowed window frame of the side windows, which can be also seen on the Infiniti Q60 Coupe. In the rear, a power-operated tailgate and sleek taillights dominate the view.
Overall, the QX60 is a tasteful and nicely detailed SUV which will certainly leave a strong impression on SUV junkies.
The fact that the 2018 Infiniti QX60 sports a luxurious interior is anything but surprising. This brand is well-known for its up-market class, so it’s no wonder that the upcoming SUV will offer a level of luxury hardly matched by other SUVs. Infiniti’s new model will have a leather-lined, plush cabin which will offer an abundance of legroom and headroom to the driver and the passengers. In addition to the available space, it will also feature highly comfortable, adjustable leather seats as well.
To ensure maximum comfort, the Infiniti has decided to implement laminated glass, which will make the interior perfectly quiet. In the tech department, the QX60 will feature a plethora of safety and entertainment systems. Some of the most notable safety systems include intelligent cruise control, blind spot monitoring and lane departure warning.
On the entertainment side, we will see a 7-inch touchscreen, a 15-speaker BOSE audio system, Bluetooth, USB and more.
Engine Options, Specs and Performance
The 2018 Infiniti QX60 will be powered by two engine variants. One will be a standard gasoline variant, while the other will be a hybrid one. The gasoline variant is a 3.5-liter V6, with 295 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque. With this engine, the new SUV will reach a top speed of 120 mph, go from 0 to 62 mph in 7.1 seconds, and have a fuel efficiency of 19/26 mpg.
The hybrid variant will combine a 2.5-liter supercharged inline-4 engine with a 15kW electric motor. It will produce 250 hp and 243 lb-ft of torque and come paired with a CVT transmission.
Debut Time and Price
The upcoming SUV from Infiniti is expected to hit the car stores by the end of 2017. While the gasoline V6 variant will sell for $44.000, the hybrid version will most likely have a price tag of around $53.000.