Struggling in terms of sales due to a severe lack of new products for several years, Infiniti has just unveiled the new Infiniti QX60, its crossover designed for the North American market and available for sale in 2022.
Almost 10 years after its commercialization, first under the code name of JX35, the now crossover QX60 is renewed. Infiniti has just unveiled the new design of its model, with which it hopes to revive itself somewhat. For good reason, the high-end brand of Nissan is in great difficulty for several reasons for various reasons.
First of all economic, of course, since Nissan is pulling the Alliance down since the start of the health crisis, but also because Infiniti is sorely lacking in new products in its range. Last May, the Japanese brand unveiled a transformation plan consisting of reducing costs by eliminating several models and no longer distributing its models on the European market. With its Infiniti QX60, Infiniti hopes to see its sales increase on the North American market to compete with the Land Rover Discovery or Acura MDX.
New design with luxurious interior
Updated after a little less than 10 years of waiting, the Infiniti QX60, therefore, sports a new, more elegant design and new technologies. The vehicle, considered a crossover, adopts a larger grille with a chrome surround. The New QX60 is given a new colorway Moonbow Blue. At the back, we find these fine optics which tend towards the logo of the mark affixed in the middle of the trunk. The exhaust cannulas are also chrome, which gives a more aggressive side to the Japanese model.
Inside, the QX60 owes its status as a luxury vehicle. More modern than its predecessor, it is also much better finished. The crossover has standard quilted-textured leather seats and wood features on the dashboard. The Japanese model is available in a 7-seater version while its AUTOGRAPH version offers a six-seater. Based on the same platform as the old version, the QX60 offers significant space on board even if it loses a slight space in the trunk.
Technology level, the Infiniti model receives a multimedia system with a large 12.3-inch touch screen integrating wireless Apple CarPlay and wired Android Auto. There is also an induction charger as well as an integrated Wi-Fi terminal. When it comes to sound, a Bose set will ensure performance. Finally, the 10.8-inch head-up display, the camera-operated interior rearview mirror as well as the semi-autonomous ProPILOT Assist drive are also available.
A V6 unit under the hood for the Canadian market
This QX60 will be towed by a large 3.5-liter naturally aspirated V6 (still possible on the North American market) developing a power of 295 horsepower for 270 Nm of torque. The CVT gearbox, however, was left out to be replaced by a 9-speed automatic. This gearbox is, therefore, better suited to the market since it increases the towing capacity from 2,268 kg to 2,722 kg.
On sale in Canada from the end of 2021, the QX60 will display the roads of the country from the beginning of 2022. For the moment, the prices have not yet been revealed but if Infiniti wants to raise its head and come to compete with models already well established on the market, this price will have to be justified and reasoned. In addition, an electrified offer would allow the crossover to gain credibility and stand up to the few Acura MDX, Cadillac XT6, Lincoln Aviator, or even Land Rover Discovery.