After several years of hiatus, it looks like the Japanese manufacturer is about to bring back the familiar nameplate, this time as the 2020 Infiniti QX70. We are about to a completely new crossover if we can rely on the latest reports. The luxury brand is about to expand its lineup and a new crossover seems like a perfect addition. This time, we will see something different. Instead of a typical SUV that features boxy shape and a lot of practicality and functionality, this one will be more about the style and luxury.
The 2020 Infiniti QX70 will enter the recently-born segment of coupe crossovers. Besides the new styling, this crossover is expected to come with many other brand-new design solutions in all aspects, including new mechanics, new interior design, as well as a new engine. Instead of a typical V6 engine, we should see Nissan’s new turbo-four. The new model could come already in the next year.
2020 Infiniti QX70 Redesign
The 2020 Infiniti QX70 will be the latest addition to the brand’s lineup. Although a familiar nameplate, we can say that this is, without doubt, a completely new model, as it will come after more than six years of hiatus. In terms of the size, this will be a mid-size crossover. That leads us to the conclusion that many parts will be shared with the QX60. Still, keep in mind that this crossover has been around for a pretty long time, so we count on numerous novelties as well.
So, the 2020 Infiniti QX70 may ride on a familiar D platform, but this architecture would probably undergo significant updated in all aspects. Most likely, the new model will feature similar wheelbase as the QX60, but we count on notably shorter overhangs, which should provide sportier appeal.
Of course, shorter overhangs won’t be the only distinctive parts of the new 2020 Infiniti QX70. We count on a completely new styling. Naturally, the most prominent part of the vehicle will be its roofline, as we are about to see a coupe-like a layout. A sloping roof will provide a significant aesthetical boost, but we also expect to see the brand’s latest design language on work. Therefore, the front face should be quite similar to the compact QX50, which has brought some new shapes, though the overall approach kept the sleek profile and smooth surfaces in the focus.
Another important thing about the 2020 Infiniti QX70 is its interior design. As a coupe crossover, it definitely won’t be as practical and functional as models like QX60. Not only that we won’t see three rows of seats, but the second row will also be quite limited, especially in terms of the headroom. That is a common thing for all coupe crossovers. Also, the cargo area won’t be quite generous, due to sloping roof design. On the other side, we count on a high level of interior quality, on lots of hi-end materials and attractive dashboard design. Moreover, we count on lots of latest tech goodies, on various gadgetry and advanced driver assistance features.
2020 Infiniti QX70 Engines
One of the most interesting features of the 2020 Infiniti QX70 should be its powertrain. Considering the vehicle’s size, we would normally expect to see Nissan’s well-known 3.5-liter V6 engine. Eventually, we will probably see it but reserved for higher trims. On the other side, base models will come with something more efficient. Of course, we count on Nissan’s new 2.0-liter turbo-four engine, which delivers quite impressive 270 horses.
As we already mentioned, a familiar 3.5-liter V6 should be offered as well. We count on a slight power boost, so a max output would probably go over 300 horsepower. CVT transmission seems logical for this occasion, though we wouldn’t be surprised if we see a dual-clutch automatic transmission in the offer as well.
Finally, we could easily see a hybrid version in the offer as well. Allegedly, Nissan is developing a completely new hybrid powertrain and the 2020 Infiniti QX70 could easily be one of the first models to get it.
2020 Infiniti QX70 Release Date and Price
Many reports suggest that the 2020 Infiniti QX70 could come already in the next year. However, the fact is that we are still waiting for official confirmation. So, the new crossover probably won’t come so soon. When it comes to the price, this model will probably go around 55.000 dollars in its base version, which makes it a perfect alternative for future competitors.
Speaking of the competition, the 2020 Infiniti QX70 will compete with other coupe crossovers in the class. Of course, the first models that come to mind are German SUVs like BMW X6, Audi Q8, Mercedes-Benz-GLE Coupe etc. Moreover, a few more carmakers announced that they are also working on similar models.