A Few New Strokes Of The 2018 Infiniti QX60
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.
Infiniti haven’t released any information regarding the new 2018 Infiniti QX60, 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 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.
What New Will We See?
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.
Inside the QX60, 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.
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.