Originally known as JX, Nissan has promised to add a couple of modifications in this new model of QX60. Like the Nissan Pathfinder, 2018 Infiniti QX60 is based on Nissan D platform of SUVs. Already acclaimed as one of the luxurious vehicles in its class, this new 7 seater vehicle is set to go through a couple of minor tweaks.
Performance wise, QX60 impresses its customers and might help potential customers’ minds to choose this vehicle. Working under the parent company Nissan, Infiniti has borrowed many of its parameters from Nissan SUVs.
2018 Infiniti QX60: Powertrain
2018 Infiniti QX60 will likely be featuring two powertrains as the current version. It’s not known at this time; would Infiniti do any work on the hybrid version. In its current state, the hybrid version can produce a maximum of 250 hp. This system includes a supercharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine combined with the 15-kW electric motor and small battery pack. The hybrid returns 26 mpg combined.
In addition to this, 2018 QX60 will retain the 3.5 liters V6 upgraded for the current model year. This engine with the direct-injection can produce 295 hp and torque of 270 lb-ft. It works with the continuously variable transmission. The front-wheel drive will be default layout and all-wheel drive optional. The fuel economy should remain around 23 mpg combined.
2018 Infiniti QX60: How does it look?
Typical to other similar models belonging to the Infiniti stable, this new 2018 QX60 will retain brands familiar styling language. The car maker has not optimized many changes in its outlook although minor fascia changes are expected.
The current model is already a revamp from the earlier versions and hence any new updates are yet not known. The LED redesign will remain with new improved bumpers and grille design.
The model will also feature pronounced character line and nicely sculpted hood. The automaker should revisit the rear bumper and taillights design as well.
The new QX60 is promised by Nissan to be one of the most luxurious vehicles in this competitive segment. With a capability to house 7 passengers inside, Infiniti will also offer good a amount of head and legroom in its third row.
Interior will also look and feel luxurious and almost all surfaces will get the high-quality material treatment. On-dash controls will be easy to reach and detect. The latest version of InTouch infotainment system will be available with an 8-inch touchscreen.
The model will also possess the long list of advanced safety technology. It will be safer and easier to drive thanks to the adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning and prevention, etc.
2018 Infiniti QX60: Competition and Pricing
2018 Infiniti QX60 can be expected somewhat revolving around the current pricing of $43,500. The release date should be late this year or early next year.
The new QX60 will go against the Volvo XC90 and Acura MDX.