The Infiniti QX80 is considered to be one of the best models in business and in its segment and there are many reasons why we and its loyal customers around the world think so. For the 2016 model year, the company prepares only minor refreshment because the vehicle was completely redesigned in 2015. It is a full-size luxury SUV and it doesn’t require significant improvements because only minor changes keep it competitive and good enough. It main rival is the Cadillac Escade and whether or not the 2016 Infiniti QX80 is good enough to be in line with the mighty Escade, you will find out soon.
Infiniti QX80 2016 Exterior
The Infiniti QX80 2016 offers premium interior and exterior and excellent engine options. The first thing we want to talk about is its exterior design. The vehicle’s look is pretty great and it will definitely catch your eye once you see it. The vehicle will no longer have bulky body so forget about parking problems. The vehicle looks rather bold but it is not boxy. The angular lines of the vehicle have their own moments.
The front fascia of the vehicle is decorated with trademark grille along with low-swung headlights. The nose of the 2016 Infiniti QX80 looks incredibly shorter than the nose of the QX70. The roofline of the vehicle is not nearly as arching as the QX70’s. The newcomer has a flat roof that ends with roof-mounted spoiler. There is also a new, optimum-sized tailgate cutting newly designed taillights in half.
2016 Infiniti QX80 Interior
The 2016 Infiniti QX80 will have one of the greatest and luxurious cabins on the market. If you want to pamper your friends and family, the Infiniti QX80 2016 is a perfect choice for many reasons. The cabin offers ample of space to its boxy rear end construction. The base trim levels get premium leather upholstery along with mocha burl trim.
Semi-aniline leather seats together with Stratford burl accents are also available. As for the more premium trim levels, you will be offered quilted leather seats. As for the sound system, you will have to choose between Bose 13-speaker audio system and 16-speaker surround system. Frankly, there is no significant difference between the two so no matter which one you choose, you will be satisfied.
Heated front seats are standard in all trim levels while heated second row seats are optional extra. Apart from the features mentioned above, there are also blind-spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, cross-traffic alerts, and many others.
Engine of the new Infiniti QX80
The base engine for the 2016 Infiniti QX80 will be a 5.6-liter V-8 power unit that cranks out 400 hp and 413 lb-ft of torque. The engine will actually be the only option but we think that even the most demanding customers will be satisfied with its power and torque.
The vehicle can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 7 seconds, just like the QX70. Power will be routed through a 7-sspeed automatic shifter which is also a thing the QX80 shares with the QX70. Rear-wheel drive system will be offered as standard, but if you prefer all-wheel drive system, it will be available as well.