Formerly known to the world as just QX56, Nissan is planning to bring forward a modified version of the car for the upcoming model year. The 2016 Infiniti QX80 is vehicle that last received an upgrade in 2012. Apart from being a blockbuster hit, this car went on to become one of the most treasured luxury vehicles among fans and critics alike. Apart from boasting changes in its powertrain configuration, this refreshment would give a slightly new look to both the car’s exterior design and its interior features.
2016 Infiniti QX80 – Exterior and Interior Design
Changes are galore inside the 2016 Infiniti QX80 as the automakers have taken every step necessary to make this vehicle stand out from the rest of the crowd. Comfort quotient will rise with the inclusion of leather upholstered seats that are heat controllable. Soft materials will be used in furnishing rest of this car’s interior detailing. Redesign in seating structure will lead to additional space to store cargo as well as allow more head and leg space for the passengers. Technology equipments will also gain a revamp as this car will be fitted with some of the best safety and entertainment features of this generation. There will be a superb quality Bose stereo system with thirteen speakers, heated steering wheel, Navigation system, and tri-zone climate control. Modern day connectivity solutions such as USB and Bluetooth will also be introduced inside this model. Safety tools such as blind spot monitoring, collision warning and adaptive cruise control is also reported to get placed. The predecessor of 2016 Infiniti QX80 had an out of the box look that was extremely well received by the crowd. Similar to its previous version, this model too would carry the forward majority of its old features, but re-enact them in a new way. Front end of this vehicle is characterized by redesigned headlights, modified signals and very useful fog lights that make driving a lot easier. This car will receive a boost in its luxury quotient by receiving a chrome outlined treatment on the side mirrors. LED lights will also make an entry this time around. According to sources, various colour options are also likely be provided.
2016 Infiniti QX80 – Engine and Performance
Choice of the engine in 2016 Infiniti QX80 has remained the same, much to our surprise that it would feature a 5.6 L V8 unit. This engine will be capable to deliver a maximum of 400 hp and 413 lb-ft of torque. It would most likely be paired with a 7-speed automatic gearbox and be available in both rear-wheel and front-wheel drive systems. Towing capability has been recorded to be at a staggering 8500 lbs! Fuel consumption is rather a disappointment as it has been recorded to return 20 mpg on highway and 14 mpg on city streets.
2016 Infiniti QX80 – Price and Release Date
This car is expected to go on sale either by the end of this year, or in the early period of 2016. With a base price ranging from $62,000 to $64,000, the 2016 Infiniti QX80 will surely be a vehicle to look out for.