Since the Infiniti QX80 has been redesigned and offered as a completely new model for 2015th we are sure that the 2016 Infiniti QX80 will not offer many upgrades, at least not large changes. Previous generation of this vehicle has been known as the QX56 but with changes in the name strategy few years ago this model received different badge.
Biggest changes that were delivered with latest redesign are focused on the front segment and we can easily notice the similarities of this model and the Q50 sedan. This allows new version to be closer to the latest models in lineup and to implement newest design solutions. Both upper and lower grille is almost copied from Q50 that received many positive reviews and the same situation was with QX80 when it introduced this styling. LED technology has been heavily used here and we are getting headlights, turn signals and fog lights with this tech making it look better but also to offer better visibility.
At the back changes to the bumper and entire rear segment offer larger bumper protector that will save you from damaging body of this car when you are loading larger and bulkier items. Boxy look of the entire vehicle is continued at the back with few nice lines and few chrome details. When we take a look from side we will immediately notice large 20 inch alloy wheels while those that want even more can opt for the 22 inch models but have in mind that this only comes with optional Tire and Wheel Package. Total seven colors are available but three of those are new and you can chose among new Graphite Shadow, Hermosa Blue and Majestic White.
When it comes to the interior it is good to see that this car maker really listens to what customers have to say. More options have been included and now we have few more technology groupings that furthermore improve luxury level but also safety. The 2016 Infiniti QX80 comes with 7 seats as a standard but it can also transport eight passengers in perfect comfort and with enough space for all their luggage. Driver seat comes with 10-way power adjustable system while the front passenger will be able to find perfect sitting position with eight way power adjustable system.
Second row of seats in new QX80 can come with captain chairs or a standard seat, front seats are both heated and cooled while the 2nd row comes with heating function. All the most important information’s and car controls are accessible through an eight inch touchscreen and for the second and third rows there are two 7 inch monitors that are paired with wireless headphones and will certainly entertain all passengers during long rides. Features like CD/DVD/MP3 player, 13 speaker audio system or 15 speaker optional system, USB connection, 4G LTE connectivity, Wi-Fi hotspot and much more are available.
In the engine lineup we do not have much, or better to say, we do not have any choices since the 2016 version comes with only one engine. This 5.6 liter V8 unit has proven itself with both performances and reliability and there are no reasons for Infiniti to change it. Power of 400 hp and 413 lb-ft of torque is transferred through seven speed automatic transmission that comes with Adaptive Shift Control and also has manual shift mode. Direct injection and Variable Valve Event & Lift technology improves both performances and fuel efficiency and you can get this SUV with both rear wheel and optional all-wheel drive powertrain.
2016 Infiniti QX80 Price
We are still waiting to see when this vehicle will be offered but the most likely it will be offered from summer of this year since it is mostly a carryover of the previous year model. Base price of 2016 Infiniti QX80 starts from slightly above $63,000 and for the all-wheel drive system on base model you will need to add about $3,100. Top of the line Limited trim will set you back for almost $89,000 which is quite heavy price. There is no doubt that this is one luxury oriented large SUV with great amount of well-equipped interior space and great features so be ready to pay premium price for it.