The new generation of the full-size SUV is on its way and it will come as 2019 Infiniti QX80. After years of waiting, we are about to see the next generation of the brand’s flagship SUV. The outgoing model has been around for about eight years and it seems this is a perfect time for a redesign. Despite the redesign, this won’t be a complete overhaul.
The new model will keep second-generation’s DNA since it will ride on the same platform. It seems that Nissan’s management found that the development of the new architecture is unnecessary at the moment, so the 2019 QX80 rides on the same architecture. Still, this doesn’t mean lack of novelties at all. The new generation of this luxurious SUV will come with a completely new look, which will be far more attractive compared to the outgoing model, both outside and inside.
2019 Infiniti QX80 redesign
This redesign will bring plenty of novelties, but the core will largely remain the same. The 2019 Infiniti QX80 will ride on the same platform as the outgoing model. This means pretty much same dimensions, similar proportions, and same engine. Still, we will see some modifications on the chassis. First of all, we are expecting to see a completely new suspension, which would improve driving dynamics. Additionally, expect the use of some newer, lighter materials which will provide some weight savings. On the other side, the visual appearance will be completely new.
Compared to the outgoing model, 2019 Infiniti QX80 will look far more attractive. The new model will get a completely new styling, which will follow brand’s newest design language. There is a new double-arch grille as one of the highlights. Compared to the current one, it is bigger and features a completely new pattern. Of course, besides details that are common for the current design language, there is a variety of distinctive parts. After all, this is a flagship model.
Speaking of the interior design, exact details are still unknown. For now, we can only presume that the cabin layout will be completely new, more stylish and with better-quality materials. Finally, expect plenty of new technologies, standard equipment, safety features etc.
2019 Infiniti QX80 engine
Along with the same platform, 2019 Infiniti QX80 will keep the same engine. It is a well-known and proven 5.6-liter V8 from Nissan, which is characterized not just by great performances but with excellent durability as well. In the current model, it delivers around 400 horsepower and 413 pound-feet of torque. Still, some smaller revisions are possible, so the new version could be more powerful and more efficient. Some reports also suggest that some smaller and more efficient V6 unit could be offered as well. However, we didn’t get any official information yet. The transmission will remain the same. It is a familiar 7-speed automatic gearbox. The current model is capable to tow 8.500 without bigger problems and we expect similar numbers from the new model as well.
2019 Infiniti QX80 release date and price
Many Infiniti lovers eagerly wait for the new model to come. Luckily for them, the new model will come in the second half of the year. However, we are still waiting for some more precise launch date, but it is pretty certain that it will happen this fall.
When it comes to the price, we don’t expect bigger changes compared to the current model, which starts around 65.000 dollars. If the V6 version comes, base price could be even slightly lower.