A Few New Strokes Of The Infiniti QX60 2018

The Infiniti QX60 was first introduced in 2013, it’s a mid-size 7 seater SUV that has gone on to become pretty popular thanks to its looks, performance and reliability. Infiniti really have gone on to capture a good slice of the market, mainly due to the level of luxury or quality that they offer over standard manufacturers.

Infiniti haven’t yet released much information regarding the new 2018 QX60, but given that it will come not that long after a complete refresh, we don’t expect that much to change with the styling or equipment, just a few styling tweaks.

Although of course a sub-division of Nissan, there are very few shared components between Nissan and Infiniti, at least visually. However, look closely and you can spot the odd component here and there.

 

Any Changes?

What 2018 QX60 changes we could expect? General consensus is that Infiniti won’t be changing that much for the upcoming model – they have only recently done a full update, so it would be unusual to see the same again within three years. However, Infiniti will be updating the usual and easy picks; redesigned LED headlamps and tail lights, slightly restyled front grille and a modified front bumper – it will be enough to distinguish it as a new model year. There is no 2018 Infiniti QX60 spy photos to confirm or deny these assumptions.

Inside the new QX60 2018, we think that there will be some minor updates, mainly centering on materials used rather than redesigning – more leather, wood and possible aluminum accents to give the cabin an even more luxurious feel.

2018 Infiniti QX60 Release date and Price

When will the Infiniti QX60 be redesigned? Infiniti haven’t released any information regarding the new Infiniti QX60 2018, but we’re expecting to see it in the showrooms toward the end of the third quarter in 2017 – in plenty of time to be ready as a 2018 model.

Going from existing pricing structures, we’d guess that the Infiniti 2018 QX60 will have a starting price in the region of $45,000 for the base model, of course should you tick a few options or pick higher trim levels, that price will easily push in to the $60,000’s.

About The Powertrain

As regards the powertrain, we think that it’ll keep the same 3.5 liter V6 engine, and that would make sense – it makes enough power; 270 BHP and 250 lb/ft of torque to be decent and being a V6, gives super smooth running. There is talk of a possible 2.5 liter inline 4-cylinder motor as base, coupled to a 15 kW battery pack but whether that will be available from day one or not remains to be seen. All engines will drive a CVT style transmission. Infiniti QX60 2018 future lineup might consist of three models.

If you in search of mid-size 3-row SUV, and think about Audi Q7 vs Infiniti QX60 dilemma, the Infiniti provide better equipment for a lower price, but Audi has more efficient engine options and higher quality interior.

Colors

The 2018 Infiniti QX60 colors range including 5 shades:

  • Black Obsidian
  • Graphite Shadow
  • Hagane Blue
  • Hermosa Blue
  • Liquid Platinum
  • Majestic White

Trim Levels and Options

There are no much trim level options for the QX60, but you could add some required features by ordering additional packages. So there is no 2018 QX60 Limited to be available. The base trim level includes a wide range of options: all-power accessories, panoramic moonroof, leather seats, power tailgate, 8-inch infotainment system, keyless entry and a parking camera.

There are 5 packages which are adding:
- heating for steering wheel, memory option for seating and premium sound system (QX60 Premium)
- circular view parking camera and navigation system (Premium Plus)
- adaptive cruise control, parking sensors, and a bunch of driver assistants (Driver assistance package)
- large 20-inch wheels, hi-end audio system, hands-free liftgate, advanced driver assistance (Deluxe package)
Infiniti SUV could also optionally have infotainment system for second row passengers.

2017-05-23 by Luke Widmeyer