Here’s some great news for SUV lovers: Nissan is now in its planning stages to launch the 2018 Infiniti QX70. The company is keeping plenty of exciting information under wraps but the automotive rumor mill is abuzz with thrilling news. One thing is for sure – the new Infiniti carries the brand’s philosophy of “Powerful Elegance”. On that note, we can expect a wonderful union of robust performance and captivating luxury.
2018 Infiniti QX70 – Redesign
This mid-sized SUV is predicted to make a bold statement of upscale functionality. From its sleek exterior down to its rims, it is 100% status symbol material. There are obvious tweaks in its body structure especially with the predominant use of lightweight materials, which translates to better fuel economy. The cabin is also getting a makeover with the replacement of old features and the addition of new, sophisticated components.
2018 Infiniti QX70 – Interior and Exterior Design
The interior of the 2018 Infiniti QX70 receives an upgrade so that both driver and passenger would actually be thrilled to be on the road. The upholstery features deluxe leather with powerful yet lovely stitching. The detailing is a masterpiece in itself, featuring sexy, flowing lines that meet in the center console and envelope the cabin. Bluetooth and Wi-Fi have been added to its infotainment attractions while Nissan Infiniti’s trademark climate control, heating in the seats and touchscreen console are retained.
The yet-to-be-launched Infiniti separates itself from the SUV pack with its showcase of a more fluid aesthetic – a stark comparison from the rugged and bulky SUV’s. It maintains the brand’s signature double-arch grille and crescent-shaped C pillars.
2018 Infiniti QX70 – Engine Performance
There are not that much information pertaining to the engine options of the crossover except that one is a 3.7-liter V6. The engine is paired up with a 6-speed automated transmission that shoots up power to the front or to all the wheels. With this engine, the vehicle can generate a 325 hp, a torque of 267 lb-ft, and a top speed of 155 mph.With a diesel mechanism, it can deliver a higher torque, but there’s no news yet about a diesel model of the new QX70. Its remarkable fuel economy will definitely help boost sales once it is available in the market. With this engine and the shift of the company to more lightweight materials in the body, better fuel economy can be expected. Fuel consumption is tested to be at 21 mpg in city driving and 25 mpg in highway driving. There are speculations of a hybrid model, but these are yet to be confirmed.
2018 Infiniti QX70 – Release Date and Price
Priced at a starting rate of $47,000 for the RWD model and $48,500 for the AWD model, this stunning upgrade can pride itself in being an affordable SUV that delivers a powerful punch. It would take a while for us to actually spot the 2018 Infiniti QX70 on the road and in car dealership stores as insiders claim that it would not be released until the latter part of 2017. That is indeed a long wait, but the terrific upgrades are well worth the anxious anticipation.