Having received its last upgrade in 2012, one car of Nissan’s Infiniti lineup will get a refreshment in the upcoming model year. 2016 Infiniti QX80, which was formerly known as QX56, will now boast of improvements of varying degrees that makes it better in terms of performance and power ratings. Since this car already has a large fan base spread across the world, Nissan is leaving nothing to chance as they prepare this unconventional looking vehicle that will be ready to rule the roads and also people’s hearts.
2016 Infiniti QX80 Exterior and Interior Redesign
The old familiar body design of QX80 is being carried forward and enhanced by featuring changes that improve the car’s style quotient by a large margin. The 2016 Infiniti QX80 will now sport redesigned head and tail lights, revamped fog lights and newly designed change signals. Chrome outlining in its side mirrors improves this car’s luxury quotient and so do the LED headlights that penetrate through darkest of nights. This car will be offered in various colors and be wrapped in similar sheet metal. This time around, newer and larger wheels are being used that will increase the vehicle’s aggressive stance.
2016 Infiniti QX80 has a revamped interior design that represents the best of Nissan’s luxury and comfort quotient. Leather seats have been provided to maximize comfort along with redesigned seating arrangements than enable more head/legroom for passengers. Additionally, there will be heat control options for the seats. Other interior details will most likely be furnished with premium grade materials to reflect mainly upon exceptional style of this vehicle.
Connectivity features such as Bluetooth and USB are supposed to make their way to facilitate smartphone integration. Other features that 2016 Infiniti QX80 will have are tri-zone climate control, heated steering wheel, satellite navigation and BOSE audio system characterized by 13 powerful speakers. Safety features will not be left out as there might possibly be blind spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control and warning system to avoid impending collisions.
2016 Infiniti QX80 Engine Specs
Regarding choice of engines, it is most likely that they may remain unchanged. According to our trusted sources, the main engine will be a 5.6 litre V8 unit that can produce a maximum of 400 hp and torque of 413 lb-ft. This engine will get paired with a 7-speed automatic transmission and be available on offer in both all-wheel and rear-wheel drives. Towing capability of this car has been measured to be at a whopping 8500 lbs. Fuel economy rate is however a disappointment as it barely returns 15 mpg on city streets and 20 mpg on highway drives.
2016 Infiniti QX80 Release Date, Price and Competitors
No official statements have been made available yet, so we are expecting this car to cost somewhere around $64,000 for the base model. Possible date of release may be either during the year ending of 2015 or in early portion of 2016. The 2016 Infiniti QX80 will face tough competition mainly from the upcoming Cadillac Escalade, which boasts of almost similar specs and under the same price range.