The new Infiniti will represent the next generation model. It will be based on the 2018 Infiniti QX80 Monograph concept that was featured at the 2017 New York Auto Show. So, it will appear with the exterior and luxurious cabin redesigned as always. Maybe we could see new exterior colors and more technology. Regarding the engine, the new Infiniti QX80 will probably use the same unit as the current model. Its main rivals should be Cadillac Escalade, Lexus LX, Lincoln Navigator, GMC Yukon Denali and Mercedes-Benz GLS.
2018 Infiniti QX80 Redesign
The CEO of Infiniti confirmed that the next2018 Infiniti QX80 will be based on the same chassis as the outgoing model and that it will most likely get the same engine. For us, it’s a very strange move, especially since the car is based on an aging chassis shared with the old Nissan Titan. However, the Infiniti CEO said the chassis and engine would be perfect for a 7-seater crossover, so we’ll have to take it for granted, at least for now. Because it will be based on the same chassis as before, it is safe to assume that the wheelbase and overall size of the car will not change much. It should be just as big and as wide as before. This means that it will offer about the same amount of space inside the cabin, which is generally below the average of its class.
2018 Infiniti QX80 Interior Design
The changes are even softer inside, the steering wheel design and leather-wrapped shifter have been tweaked, and Infiniti has added a choice of wheat or graphite trims. When it comes to technology, the refreshed2018 Infiniti QX80 now has larger rear-display infotainment displays a 7.0 to 8.0-inch hump as well as HDMI ports in addition to standard USB ports. In the front, Infiniti made some changes to the storage space, including a larger smartphone storage area and cupholders for cups with handles. The storage area under the central armrest has also been expanded to 5.4 liters.
2018 Infiniti QX80 Engine Specs
Some have said that the upcoming 2018 Infiniti QX80 will get a new twin-turbocharged V6 engine. It would be more efficient and more powerful than the previous V8. Although it would be great, we strongly doubt that this is the case. Considering this is not a redesign, it is safe to assume that the 2018 Infiniti QX80 will get pretty much the same engine as its predecessor. This should be the old 5.6 liter atmospheric V8 that has been around for a while now. With approximately 400 horsepower and over 410 lb.-ft. of torque, this will easily provide the displacement power needed for this big SUV. The biggest drawback we see with this configuration is the old 7-speed automatic transmission. We hope they will change, but considering everything else, it’s very unlikely.
The price change for 2018 is also progressive; The Infiniti QX80 2018 is now $ 900 more expensive for two- and four-wheel-drive models, weighing $ 65,745 and $ 68,845 respectively.