The 2020 Infiniti QX80 is coming to the markets probably by the end of 2019. This full-size SUV is a luxury model with room for seven passengers. Even the eight-seat model is available. The interior is very upscale and comfortable. The exterior provides a premium look and athletic stance. No doubt that this is one of the most luxurious SUVs currently available. The level of luxury is high but the price is still affordable.
The 2020 Infiniti QX80 won’t get any significant changes and it will remain the same model as its predecessor. Both the exterior and interior will get minor upgrades. With that in mind, the exterior gets small refinements while the interior will get some technology updates. Thanks to a strong V8 engine, Infiniti QX80 can tow over 8000 pounds and the performance is great. Not only performance, but even the handling is also very sporty and superb. Fuel economy numbers are still low and it is the main weakness of the upcoming SUV.
2020 Infiniti QX80 redesign
The exterior of the all-new 2020 Infiniti QX80 is very eye-catching. It instantly grabs attention wherever it appears. The design is very modern and it makes a statement. The front end may look strange to you, at least in the beginning. The headlights are attractive and more sheet metal is visible. The grille looks more upscale and the hood is slightly longer. LED headlights are standard and the bumper looks bold and aggressive.
The full-size SUV host astonishing design and the side profile provides a 20-inch aluminum wheel. 22-inch wheels are optional and new all-season tires are standard. Three new exterior paints are in the offer, Champagne Quartz, Moonstone White and Mineral Black. Infiniti QX80 will not see any dimensional changes. Knowing that this SUV will remain 209 inches long and 78 inches tall.
2020 Infiniti QX80 interior changes
The 2020 Infiniti QX80 offers one of the most premium interiors in the full-size SUV segment. Just like the Lincoln Aviator, QX80 model also draws some of the design and styling cues from the jet planes. Some of the cues are visible at first look. The cabin is spacious and upscale. All of the materials inside the cabin are luxurious which includes the leather upholstery. Three leather colors are available so you can customize the interior scheme in your own way. Not only customizable but also practical, the QX80 has so much to offer.
Wood trims are looking brilliant and are providing some type of tradition. Wood materials are mostly present around the center console and dashboard. The leather seats are stainless as the Infiniti deploys famous micro-coating. Rear seats are equally comfortable as the front seats. The new infotainment system is available, along with one new display. Legroom is ample, even in the third row. There is room for seven passengers, but an eight-seat configuration is available. You just need to opt for the second-row bench seat.
2020 Infiniti QX80 engine
For now, the full-size SUV comes with a single engine option. It is a 5.6-liter V8 that comes with a standard rear-wheel-drive and 7-speed automatic gearbox. A four-wheel-drive setup is optional.
The V8 is producing up to 400 horsepower and 415 lb-ft of torque. You must admit, for such a luxury SUV, those figures are quite impressive. The QX80 now features a hill start assist system. On top of that, besides numerous driving modes, a Snow mode is now available too. Both systems are working perfectly, especially with the four-wheel-drive configuration.
Fuel Economy and towing capacity
We already said the fuel economy isn’t this SUV’s strongest point. It is a big problem as customers feedback wasn’t positive at all. Infiniti QX80 comes with only 14 mpg in the city. Moreover, 20 mpg on the highway also sounds bad. For that reason, some speculations are already suggesting a diesel powertrain. But at this moment, this is very unlikely. We’ll take those rumors with a pinch of salt. Thanks to the V8 engine, the new 2020 Infiniti QX80 can tow over 8,000 pounds.
2020 Infiniti QX80 MSRP, release date and rivals
The price of the all-new 2020 Infiniti QX80 comes with an affordable price for a luxury SUV. At least is affordable when you compare it with other rivals’ prices. The MSRP of this SUV starts at 66,000.
However, loading all-wheel-drive setup and couple of optional features will lead you to almost $75,000. The fully loaded model will cost $80,000. The full-size SUV will hit the dealerships in the first quarter of 2020. The newest model will compete with models Chevrolet Tahoe, Nissan Patrol and GMC Yukon.