It certainly seems to be the season for SUV’s; with news of 2019 Infiniti QX80 doing the rounds, we decided to source data and information on the new model. Soon we had enough to prep this review; what we can tell you is that the leaked images make it appear that the new model will come with some chances but it won’t be a complete overhaul, as the model went in for a major makeover last year. Either way, as far as we could make out, the new model looks as good as it is going to get and some more; guess it’s time that we took a closer look at the car and see what’s new for ourselves.
2019 Infiniti QX80 Overview:
The 2019 Infiniti QX80 is one of the anticipated SUV’s and we have been expecting it for a while. But it’s finally here and from what we can make out, it seems that we may get more than a few cosmetic changes this time around. That’s to be expected given its makeover last year; this year, it is rumoured that the model has completely revamped the interior and has made it more luxurious.
Exterior, under the hood:
The 2019 Infiniti QX80 comes with a few changes to the exterior; it comes with exclusive anthracite grey paint as well as a retuned front fascia, a more enhanced grille pattern lending the vehicle with a slightly aggressive look. It also comes with intelligent LED headlights with cornering. The front bumper remains the same as the side panel contours are better shaped this time around.
The grille comes with chrome accents which extend to the slightly enlarged air intake valves as well. It comes with a slightly larger wheelbase and the premium trim even comes with dark 22-inch metal alloy wheels which just look great. It also comes with stainless steel running boards for the premium trims with rubber grip as well as a branded welcome sign along with satin chrome trim which gives it a nice little finish.
The rear end gets the same treatment as the front and the tail lights are completely redesigned. Overall, the exterior looks as great as ever, it would have been great if we got better colour choices with this model and hopefully, with the next iteration, we can expect more changes and even better colours than this time around.
The 2019 Infiniti QX80 comes with a revamped interior; from plush upholstery to leather seats with fabric covers, heated/ cooled drivers’ seat along with power steering and much more. The dash is nicely retrofitted to snugly fit around the driver with the instrument cluster right in the front along with the display panel.
It also comes with climate control features as well as large touchscreen infotainment panel along with enough storage bins and cup holders. To say that the interiors are roomy would be understating the obvious. As an SUV, this model is fantastic, it is well proportioned, well designed and is functional as well which is why we are so pleased with this model.
Engine, Release Date, and Price
The 2019 Infiniti QX80 comes with rear wheel drive or all wheel drive – you can opt for either one. It also comes with a 5.6-liter V-8 engine that’s paired with a 7-speed automatic.
It makes 400 horsepower and 413 pound-feet of torque, giving this model a lot of power. You can expect the model to be launched shortly. The pricing for the base trims for this model is slated to range from $64750 to $67850.