The new 2020 Infiniti QX80 will be built on the Monograph Concept. The company will launch the third series of this badge, after ten years in a present generation. Moreover, the fresh concept will retain all the highlights from the previous version. But, major problems will be resolved, such as agility and fuel economy. Also, the customer can count on Apple CarPlay connectivity from now on. But, Android users will have to be patient just a little bit, this feature coming soon as well.
New Infiniti QX80 will be even more elegant than its predecessors. One of the main points of interest for the company is the safety of the passengers. And it shows with this model. Furthermore, the interior is just fabulous. The customers will definitely enjoy in all of the comfort and luxuries that the cabin provides. On top of that, the same trusty V8 engine, that powers Nissan Armada as well, will be more than enough to successfully complete any task.
2020 Infiniti QX80 Redesign and New Generation
The upcoming 2020 Infiniti QX80 will use new Monograph Concept. This platform was released back in 2017, as a brand-new full-size SUV. Now, it will participate from the start in the building of new Infiniti. We still don’t know how big mark this platform will leave on the new model. However, the front fascia now looks more striking and definitely is a good match for an Infiniti’s design language.
Although the 24-inches wheels are announced as a standard, we hardly believe that they’ll go into production. So, expect 21-inch rims, as a more suitable replacement. The upcoming model will have a crisp sheet metal in front, instead of those dangling headlights. Also, the brand-new tailgate and fender will bring new kind of elegant style to the vehicle. The new Infiniti will be almost 209 inches long, and nearly 80 inches tall.
In one of the web articles, the engineers from Nissan says that they drew inspiration for 2020 Infiniti QX80 from luxury jets. We can definitely confirm that, since the new model offers a very comfortable cabin, with very luxurious-looking materials and features. The seats are covered with leather and stain-protected. Passengers in the back can be entertained with an infotainment system, through large touchscreens Moreover, the customers will finally see a new feature – Apple CarPlay. However, AndroidAuto is still unavailable. But, we expect that it will become a standard feature in the near future.
For now, standard features include a power liftgate, navigation system, tri-zone climate control, and moonroof. You can also expect heated front seats and steering wheel, Around View Monitor with Moving Object Detection and forward emergency braking. Also, features like power-folding mirrors, a leather-wrapped instrument panel, and 2nd-row captain’s chair will add a touch of luxury to the cabin. The company offers one year of complimentary subscription to the Infiniti Connection telematics system. This system includes a 13-speaker Bose Premium Audio System with USB connection and Bluetooth streaming. On top of that, it includes a concierge service and vehicle information that can be sent to your phone, and front/rear sonar parking sensors.
The 2020 Infiniti QX80 will offer one new level of equipment. Still, the entry-level model- Pure, stays the same as for the smaller QX50. Of course, you can upgrade the base model with the accessories form the Luxe trim-level. The Luxe adds ProActive Package, that has a camera-based rearview mirror, Hydraulic Body Motion Control suspension, and adaptive front lighting. You can opt for pre-crash seatbelts and headlight washers as well. Moreover, the Theater Package, available with the Limited model, adds dual 8-inch rear screens positioned in the front head-rest. Also, the Theater Package includes wireless headphones and remote. Pretty cool package, don’t you think?
Next, you can get the ProAssist Package. This package bundles backup-collision prevention, blind-spot warning, Distance Control Assist, active cruise control, and lane-departure prevention. There’s also the Sensory Package. This package includes semi-aniline quilted leather seating, a 15-speaker Bose audio, climate-controlled front seats, and heated 2nd-row seats. All of these packages are available on Limited trim-level as a part of standard equipment.
Under the hood of forthcoming 2020 Infiniti QX80, nothing gonna change. The same 5.6-liter V6 engine will power this full-sized luxury SUV. The V6 unit is capable to produce 400 hp and 415 lb-ft of torque. The engine is connected with a 7-speed gearbox with Adaptive Shift Control. The potential buyers will have to choose between the two-wheel-drive system and four-wheel-drive system. Also, Snow and Hill Start Assist modes are available, so drivers can activate them if necessary.
The upcoming Infiniti QX80 will be one of the most powerful SUV in the market. The towing capacity for this vehicle will be over 8,500 pounds. However, fuel consumption is the weak point. With rear-wheel drive, this SUV returns only 16 mpg. All-wheel drive is a more expensive option, but it doesn’t resolve this problem. In fact, AWD consumes more fuel.
2020 Infiniti QX80 Release Date and Price
The release date of the new 2020 Infiniti QX80 is still unknown. The 2019 model debut pretty early and it will have even more time to show-off before the 2020 model comes onto the stage. Also, the company probably won’t announce the release date soon. So, we will have to wait for at least the first quartal of 2020 for a debut.
The MSRP for a base 2020 Infiniti QX80 starts around $66,400. The price is for a rear-wheel-drive model, the AWD version adds $3,000 to that. The topline model, Limited includes all optional equipment and comes with a starting price of around $91,000. With these prices, new Infiniti QX80 will remain competitive with rivals like Lincoln Navigator, Cadillac Escalade, Lexus LX 570, and Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class.