Nissan is set to release an upgraded model of their luxury SUV
for the 2017 model year. Last upgraded in 2012, the Infiniti
QX80 had started to look a bit rusty. The model which used to
go by the name QX56 will offer customers a good mix of all
things they look for in a SUV.
The previous model was quite impressive in the market and the
automaker expects the new model to reach and exceed the
previous model’s success.
2017 Infiniti QX80 Exterior
The 2017 Infiniti QX80 exterior profile will be largely a
carryover of the outgoing model. However, there are several
changes and upgrades. At the front, the grille has been
widened, the front bumper has also been redesigned and is
integrated with sharper looking fog lights to offer more
visibility. The headlights have also been redesigned and look
more elegant, they have also been equipped with LED technology.
At the rear, the vehicle features a redesigned bumper. The
taillights have also been modified and hooked up with LED
technology. The SUV’s new profile looks more aggressive and
muscular than that of the outgoing model. The Infiniti QX80
will have a higher ground clearance level compared to that of
the predecessor model; it will also ride on huge, 22-inch alloy
2017 Infiniti QX80 Interior
The interior of the 2017 Infiniti QX80 bespeaks of a good mix
of luxury, comfort and safety. The seats are upholstered in
leather and feature unique seat quilting and are also
ventilated and power adjustable. The seats also feature power
lumbar support as an option.
At the front, the dashboard features an interactive, large LCD
screen which displays navigation information. The screen is
also integrated with Bluetooth, Smartphone connectivity,
satellite navigation, USB ports and wireless charging. The
convenience and entertainment package adds an upgraded
NavWeather system, 4G LTE, ambient cabin lighting, a welcome
light, a telematics system, a Bose premium audio system with 12
speakers and a programmable gauge cluster among others.
Designers of the Infiniti QX80 always pay a great deal of
attention to safety. The new model will feature a collision
alert system, blind spot warning, lane departure warning,
parking sensors, a rear view camera and an enhanced package of
airbags and safety belts. The cabin will accommodate seven or
eight passengers comfortably. Its huge profile ensures plenty
of leg, hip and headroom.
Engine Specs and Performance
Under the hood, the 2017 Infiniti QX80 will feature a powerful
engine. The SUV will be powered by a 5.6 L, V8 engine capable
of producing 400 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque. The engine is
mated to a 7-speed automatic transmission system that sends
power to all wheels.
The engine has an estimated fuel economy of 14 mpg in city and
21 mpg on highway drives. The engine propels the SUV to make
the 0-60 mph run in 7 seconds which is not bad for a car its
size. A well equipped model will be capable of towing around
Price and release date
We expect the automaker to release official prices close to the
release date of the model which might be either in the second
half of 2016 or early 2017. According to rumors, the base model
will have a starting MSRP price of around $ 70,000.
The 2017 Infiniti QX80 will face competition from the more
Tahoe , Lexus LX and Cadillac
Escalade among other models.