The SUV market is becoming more competitive with time. Only the brave and bold will be able to survive the stiff competition. Infiniti seems to understand this segment better, thanks to their upgraded QX60 that is going to impress many in the near future. The Japanese automaker presented this concept during the 2016 Detroit Auto show alongside Q50 sedan update. The manufacturer is going to feature slight updates on the vehicle to make it more competitive for the 2017 model year. The new 2017 Infiniti QX60 will come with more beautiful and luxurious exterior and interior upgrades. You should also expect some changes to the engine to boost the car’s performance. The QX60 Hybrid AWD will be offered for the U.S market.
2017 Infiniti QX60 – Exterior Design:
The vehicle will come with new exterior dimensions. These include a length of 77.1 inches, 68.5 inches, and a wheelbase of 114.i inches. The ground clearance is estimated at 7.3 inches. The car has been made more elegant and appealing to the young generation. So, the exterior chassis features a combination of lightweight aluminum and high-strength steel materials. The lightweight aluminum designing is used as a means of reducing the vehicle overall weight hence a boost on the aerodynamic performance and fuel efficiency. Stability and will be enhanced via the high-strength steel designing.
The 2017 Infiniti QX60 car model will be offered with a bigger bumper, refreshed grille and sharper LED headlights and fog lights making it appear more bold and aggressive on its front. The air vents have also been upgraded for better engine cooling. The rear end will adopt LED taillights which have been slightly raised to make the car appear sportier. You should also expect an upgrade on the exhaust system. There are high chances that the auto designer will retain the previous massive 19-inch wheelbase which qualifies Infiniti QX60 to be among the best off-roader SUVs in the market today.
The updated 2017 Infiniti QX60 presents a more luxurious interior cabin with slight upgrades. The manufacturer has not compromised on comfort at the expense of its affordable cost. Furthermore, the seat arrangement framework allows for spacious room inside with sufficient headroom and legroom. The seats adopt premium leather upholstery and they are adjustable to enhance comfort. The dashboard has been also upgraded with a new 8-inch touchscreen infotainment display screen where most of the control of the vehicle’s control features will be accessed.
The sound system on 2017 Infiniti QX60 has been also upgraded with redesigned USB port interface, AM/FM satellite radio, CD/DVD/MP3/MP4 player, Bluetooth audio connectivity, and others. The Infiniti QX60’s interior atmosphere is very relaxing, thanks to the updated standard equipment’s like modern air conditioning system, satellite navigation, and also automatic climate control. When it comes to driver assistance and safety, you should expect features like line-departure warning system, rear parking sensors, blind-spot warning system, forward collision prevention system, automatic emergency braking system, multiple airbags and safety belts.
2017 Infiniti QX60 – Engine Specs:
The base engine that will be offered for the upcoming 2017 Infiniti QX60 is a 3.5-liter DOHC V6 powertrain. This unit is capable of producing up to 265 hp and will be mated to Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) system that is routed to an all-wheel-drive system (AWD). The drivetrain is rated at an acceleration of 0-60 mph in 7.8 seconds. The hybrid variant will be also offered with a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine that features 15 kW. The hybrid drivetrain will deliver up to 250 horsepower at 243 lb-ft of torque. It will be mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission that sends power to all-wheel drive framework.
2017 Infiniti QX60 – Availability and MSRP:
The manufacturer has not released the information regarding the car’s release date and pricing. Consumers are expecting that the 2017 Infiniti QX60 will be released at the start of next year. The base manufacturer’s suggested retail price is estimated at $44,000.