Infiniti QX80 is one of the most beloved vehicles in the segment. But, it’s on the streets for quite some time now. Therefore, it is expected that the luxury SUV receives a treatment, to improve the overall design and stay competitive in a very demanding class. According to the company, the upcoming 2021 Infiniti QX80 will get a full overhaul. The current generation is in production for almost a decade now.
Although the vehicle went through a facelift recently, the changes are necessary. The forthcoming model will deliver brand-new features. The driving dynamics will be improved as well. We expect to see a luxurious interior, with high-quality materials, and a high level of comfort for all passengers. Under the hood, Infiniti QX80 will keep the same V8 engine. The official release date is still unknown. But, according to the reports, the new model will be ready by the end of the year.
2021 Infiniti QX80 Changes
2021 Infiniti QX80 brings a couple of changes to the exterior and the interior design. However, the full-size luxury SUV will keep the famous F-Alpha architecture. The ongoing model already provides an outstanding driving experience and a high-level of comfort. Of course, the 2021MY will try to enhance those aspects even further. Also, we expect that new Infiniti comes with better fuel economy and efficiency. One of the solutions could be weight production, which will guarantee higher mpg ratings. As for the exterior design, all Infiniti models are well-known for beautiful aesthetics.
Therefore, hopes are high. The current version went through a redesign a couple of years ago. The 2021MY will continue to follow the same design philosophy. Of course, you’ll notice the strong influence of the Monograph concept. Well, it still looks very modern and appealing, despite the age. So, the design language won’t change drastically. At least, that’s our opinion.
But, the evolution of Infiniti as a luxurious brand will continue to grow with every bold design and curvy line, despite the BoF SUV nature. As for the size and dimensions of this luxury model, they will probably stay the same. The current QX80 measures 121 inches in wheelbase. That’s pretty much typical size for this segment. But, the 2021MY will be a bit taller than the predecessor.
Interior and New Infotainment
The interior is where we expect 2021 Infiniti QX80 to shine. The cabin is very spacious, fully equipped with premium features and covered with high-quality materials. Also, most of the technology from the 2020MY is updated. All versions will include a 13-speaker Bose premium sound system, four USB ports, Bluetooth, updated navigation and satellite radio. Moreover, the most noticeable change is adding a bigger display, that will replace the existing 8-inch touchscreen. The seats are covered with genuine leather, while the front seats will come with a 12-way power-adjustable feature.
The Infiniti provides good headroom and legroom in front, as well for the passengers in the back. Still, the most important upgrade is a brand-new infotainment system. Well, the current version uses outdated infotainment. So, the company decided that the update is necessary. The 2021MY will use a dual-touchscreen setup.
According to the manufacturer, these screens will merge into one, massive touchscreen. The new screen will replace all physical buttons on the console, similar to the layout you can find in the new VW Touareg. Also, the software will be more intuitive, and the QX80 will finally include Apple CarPlay/Android Auto connectivity.
Under the hood of 2021 Infiniti QX80 will be the same 5.6-liter V8 engine. This unit is capable to produce 400 hp. However, there’s still time until the launch for improvements. We expect that the engineers will tweak a bit the V8 engine, to ensure even better performances.
Mainly better fuel economy, since the current generation isn’t exactly the fuel-saver. Besides the V8 drivetrain, the customers will probably get a more efficient V8 unit as well. But, that information is not confirmed by Infinity. On the other hand one thing is sure – there won’t be a hybrid model. Maybe in the future, but for now the QX80 uses only traditional engines.
2021 Infiniti QX80 Release Date and Price
The release date of 2021 Infiniti QX80 is still unknown. The company will reveal more info about this topic in a few months when the new luxury SUV will be revealed to the public. We expect a slightly higher price for the new model. The current version starts at $65,000. So, with the updates and new infotainment, the price could jump close to $70K. The main rival of the Infiniti’s luxury SUV will be the Lexus LX, Lincoln Navigator, and Cadillac Escalade.