Infiniti, the luxury vehicle division of Nissan has shown interest to revamp and bring 2018 Infiniti QX70. The first generation model was built on Nissan’s FM Platform, introduced back in 2002 as 2003 model was a mid-size luxury crossover SUV. The second generation vehicle came as a surprise to all its fans with significant changes in its features in 2008.
Previously, it was badged as FX model until 2014 changes. However, the new name didn’t mean the new model and the current QX70 is beginning to lag behind its rivals. But with the 2018 version, the things could change.
Expected changes in 2018 QX70:
Based on the limited information from some sources, we should see the 2018 QX70 as the all-new model. This is still unconfirmed by the brand’s officials but this model should bring improvements in all vital areas. It has been found that new vehicle should incorporate some design cues from the QX Sport Concept model while should also get the new powertrain and equipment. This tells that Nissan is all set to target its popular rivals Audi and BMW to beat in the upcoming season.
2018 Infiniti QX70: What should be under the hood
According to several reports, it has been found that engine will be a new attraction. As of now, QX70 models have not equipped diesel or hybrid variants. The recent findings tell that there is a possibility of new engine types. If this information goes in the right direction, then 2018 Infiniti QX70 will be the first choice of all enthusiast buyers.
Till now, this model has used the 3.7-liters V6 gasoline engine with the maximum power of 350 HP and a maximum torque of 300 lb-ft. This engine is mated to a 7-speed transmission system (automatic). Rumors have suggested that a 3.0-liters engine might get a chance in this upcoming model. The new engine should include turbochargers and should produce more horsepower than the current version.
The new transmission should also come with this model but we don’t know what number of gears it would have. However, what we should expect is the better fuel economy than the current 19 mpg combined.
The model will again have a standard rear-wheel drive and the all-wheel drive as an option.
2018 Infiniti QX70: Exterior and Interior Design
It is expected that the new 2018 Infiniti QX70 will receive the new lightweight structure. It should bring a significant reduction in weight.
With the inclusion of signature style double-arched grille, this vehicle will remain the in the line with the current design but will borrow some design cues from the QX Sport Concept model. The new headlights and taillights together with a more sculpted profile and new bumpers will make this vehicle sportier and more modern.
At the interior of 2018 QX70 will be new leather seats for better comfort. The dashboard, center console and navigation system will be in Infiniti’s signature style arrangements.
Some of the technologically upgraded features will include the latest infotainment system and revised safety features with the inclusion of the new driver aids.
What is also sure, all QX70 will be well-equipped with modern and luxurious features. It will likely come in the single trim while optional packages will provide a high level of customization.
2018 Infiniti QX70: Price, Arrival
After considering all these factors, the price of the upcoming vehicle is expected to go around $47,000 for the base model of 2018 Infiniti QX70 with the two-wheel-drive system. Model’s debut should be in this year.