Launch of the new Infiniti QX70 was in 2002. That crossover replaced QX4 model very successfully. Luxury segment of this vehicles are being produced by today, and for next year, new SUV could reach new generation. So, 2016 Infiniti QX70 could get big overhaul. It would be the third generation of this lineup, since last one was launched in 2008, and refreshed in 2011.
2016 Infiniti QX70 changes
For the new 2016 Infiniti QX70, if redesign takes place, we could see brand new vehicle. However, the crossover will be still in mid-range class, offering the latest tech features, equipment, highest possible comfort and pleasure and attractive and luxurious appearance. First of all, modern trend is extended use of the aluminum, as one of the lightest, but strong material. So it will be with new Infiniti QX70. It could decrease its overall weight for significant amount of pounds. Also, interior space wasn’t anything to brag about. It is going to change for 2016 QX70. Outside, SUV is bold, and some new lines are expected.
2016 Infiniti QX70 powertrain
Probably the most fans are expecting big changes under the hood of the 2016 Infiniti QX70. Redesigned model of new generation could be powered from the same engine as its predecessor. It is 3.7-l V6 unit with output of around 325 hp. This power is going to be boosted, either this engine is used or some other. Also, with slight upgrades, the 2016 QX70 should sprint faster than previous model. Also, with weight drop and new lines that boost aerodynamic, mileage could be improved. Other option, but it is still unconfirmed, is 5.0-V8. However, this drivetrain could be installed in some top of the class models, just to show off in front of competition. The most of Infiniti vehicles use 7-speed automatic gearbox, and there is no plans of replacing it yet. Top speed of V6 mated to this transmission will be around 155 mph.
2016 Infiniti QX70 competition and price
Price of the 2016 Infiniti QX70 is not going to exceed $50.000 mark. It will be closer, but still under. Experts predict two or three grands less. Main competitors stay the same, Porsche Cayenne and especially new Volvo XC90, which had huge redesign.