It appears that Nissan has made some progress in updating its luxury line and has announced the release of the 2017 Infiniti QX80 model. This is going to be an updated version of the car that bared the same name with the last model but went under ht QX56 nametag in the past, as some of you might recognize it as that. The model was last refreshed back in 2012 and was getting a little bit rusty and stale so a refresh was something that has been a long time in the making.
This model first arrived in the US back in 1989 and was known as the QX56. It immediately showed as a grand and very useful vehicle and the sales numbers that the vehicle represented showed the fame the car received immediately. being a very attractive and contemporary crossover which some characteristic ahead of its time, it went using that formula for a long period without any changes. The feeling is that they have taken it a bit too far and it was time for an update and a change.
The 2017 model arrives just in time as the popularity of the QX80 has started to dwindle in a certain way. The enhanced updates have been made to the exterior and interior parts of the car but some tampering with the engine is also in order. The battle against the Chevy Tahoe and the Cadillac Escalade is going to continue in the next period as well as these are still going to be the main contenders in the segment. Read the review and familiarize yourself with the latest specs about the release of this new car.
2017 Infiniti QX80 interior changes
The interior of the 2017 Infiniti QX80 benefits from a combination of safety, luxury and comfort. The seats are perhaps the best part as they provide perhaps all three of these aspects into one. They are quilted in quality leather and cushioning making it more than comfortable and appealing to sit in them. With power lumbar support and adjustability, you can even enjoy them in longer rides.
The dashboard has been design with a new interactive LCD screen which is positioned at the very front. The screen is integrated with Bluetooth, Smartphone connectivity, satellite navigation, USB ports and displays all the information neatly for your use. The convenience packages can upgrade the interior with some added features like an updated NavWeather system, a Bose premium audio system with 12 speakers, ambient cabin lighting and 4G LTE.
The safety is also an important issue with the latest 2017 Infiniti QX80, thus a number of added parts and upgrades have been made there. Systems which will come as useful are a collision alert system, a rear view camera, blind spot warning, an enhanced package of airbags and safety belts and of course the lane departure warning.
Exterior design and news
The exterior design is going to be for the most part a carried over one for the 2017 Infiniti QX80 look. The changes start at the front though, with a newly made bumper part while the grille has been kept but widened. The bumper has a much sharper look than before and has integrated fog lights that allow better lighting abilities for the vehicle. The headlights have also been slightly remodeled and look much elegant than before, especially as they are equipped with LED technology now.
The same kind of a bumper design is featured at the rear of the car. The taillights feature a similar redesign as the front part and also add a dose of elegance for the car especially with the acquired LEDs that are also placed to the back side. The ground clearance for the car is also going to be higher particularly as it uses the huge 22-inch wheels now.
2017 Infiniti QX80 powertrain setup
The engine setup for eh 2017 Infiniti QX80 is a very appropriate one. Powering this model is the 5.6 L, V8 engine which is able to deliver a power output of 400 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque. The engine is being combined with a 7-speed automatic transmission system and is set to deliver power to all-wheels which comes as standard and something that you do not get with most luxury vehicles.
The EPA ratings have already been issued for this model and for this engine the estimated fuel consumption is around of 14 mpg in city and 21 mpg on highway drives. The car also has the capacity to reach 0-60 mph in 7 seconds which are great specs for this type of a car. And a very useful information is that the car is capable of hauling 9,000 lbs which is its towing capacity.
Price and release date
The base MSRP price for the latest luxury 2017 Infiniti QX80 is set at $ 70,000 and is a modest and regular price that is available for this type of a car. The vehicle is going to be released in the first quarter of 2017 when they have announced the release date to be.