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2021 Infiniti QX50 Specs, Changes, Rumors

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The current generation of this luxury compact crossover has been introduced a couple of years ago. It still looks pretty fresh, particularly in terms of the styling, but it looks like the Japanese manufacturer is going to introduce some interesting novelties in the next year. It looks like we are about to see updates. The 2021 Infiniti QX50 probably won’t be a major update, which includes styling changes, but rather a minor update that will focus on new tech features and similar things. The most important novelty of this update should be a new infotainment system, as well as a couple of more tech additions. The rest of the vehicle will probably remain the same.

When it comes to mechanics, things will definitely remain untouched. The current generation is still fresh for modifications of this kind. Still, some reports suggest we could see a new powertrain option, reserved for hi-performance version. However, the company is still quiet on this matter.

2021 Infiniti QX50

2021 Infiniti QX50 Design

In terms of base design characteristics, we don’t expect to see any change. This model has been introduced two years ago, so it feels fresh by any standards. Therefore, we don’t expect changes in terms of styling. The 2021 Infiniti QX50 will carry on with the same aesthetics, which are considered to be some of the most attractive in the class. When it comes to mechanics, this Japanese brand usually doesn’t practice changes during a production cycle. So, things will remain the same. The crossover delivers a quite comfortable ride, though everyone agrees that the handling should be better.

Interior

When it comes to interior design, there is no room for complaints about the QX50. While the previous generations of this crossover were characterized by subpar interior quality, things are much different from the current model. The overall interior quality is amazing. Hi-quality materials are all around the cabin, while the aesthetics are pretty impressive as well.

The 2021 Infiniti QX50 will continue in the same way and that means not just stylish, but also a pretty comfortable cabin. This model is characterized by a pretty spacious cabin, with plenty of legroom and one of the biggest cargo areas in the class. Also, it features pretty amazing seats, which are massive and very supportive, definitely among bests in the class.

2021 Infiniti QX50 Interior

Still, that doesn’t mean we won’t see revisions on the 2021 Infiniti QX50. The latest reports are suggesting that Infiniti is about to introduce a new infotainment system.  The current dual-screen setup looks very attractive for sure, but the fact is that it isn’t as functional as it needs to be. Some controls are awkward, while the miss of smartphone integration is an obvious drawback. Therefore, the new infotainment system is about to come with notable changes. The first thing we should mention is that there won’t be a dual-screen setup anymore. Instead, we will see one but huge touchscreen, as well as new software, which will be faster, more intuitive and with smartphone goodies like Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.

Features

Of course, this update should bring novelties in terms of standard equipment as well. Besides a new touchscreen, the 2021 Infiniti QX50 should come with a couple of more additions in terms of tech goodies. Still, we have to say that the current model is already pretty decent in this aspect, but there is still room to add things like tri-zone climate control, navigation, premium audio system etc.

When it comes to safety, the current list of standard features includes systems like rearview camera, forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, and forward emergency braking. Therefore, there is a chance to see a couple of additions in the upcoming model.

Infiniti QX50 rear

2021 Infiniti QX50 Engine

When it comes to the powertrain, there is really nothing to complain about. The crossover features a new turbo-four engine, which is good for about 268 horsepower. This amount of power ensures good driving dynamics but we don’t like the fact that a CVT is the only transmission choice. Still, such setup ensures pretty amazing mpg ratings. The engine features variable compression and, combined with CVT, it features a class-leading fuel economy that goes around 24 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway.

Some reports are also suggesting a possibility to see a new engine option in the offer. According to them, there is a chance to see a hi-performance version of the crossover, probably with a turbocharged V6 engine. However, the company is still quiet on this matter.

2021 Infiniti QX50 Release Date and Price

Despite the possible updates, the 2021 Infiniti QX50 release date probably won’t happen much earlier than usual. We expect to see the new model sometime in the last quarter of the next year and we don’t count on bigger price changes. The current model starts at around 37.000 dollars.

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