It only depends on what your priorities are and among the crowd of available mid-sized crossover SUV models you will find more than several options to choose from. But, in case that, you are ready to sacrifice some of SUV’s utility and cargo space for the performance that is close to the sports sedans and want the exterior styling with the more attitude you should check the Infiniti QX70. However, this performance has been around in the similar form for almost a decade as its current generation came for the 2008 model year. There is no doubt that with newer rivals of which some come from the BMW and Mercedes, this model is starting to show its age. However, the things should improve with the 2018 Infiniti QX70 as this model could arrive fully redesigned.
Unfortunately, until now, we don’t have official confirmation from the Infiniti regarding the possible redesign of this model. Many sources suggest that this model should arrive redesigned in next year of two but it has still been a speculation. Infiniti has recently launched its QX Sport Inspiration Concept model which seems very close to the production version but it isn’t clear what this model previews. Whatever the scenario would be we believe the new Infiniti QX70 will borrow some cues from this concept model. So, let’s see what the new QX70 could bring.
2018 Infiniti QX70: Design, Styling
In terms of the design, it has been believed that the new 2018 Infiniti QX70 should benefit from some structural improvements which should include the usage of the lightweight materials for the enhanced rigidity of model’s structure but reduced weight as well.
On the other, the visual aspect of this model should also bring some refreshments. Still, we don’t expect radical cuts in model’s exterior design. In the same context, the Infiniti QX Concept hasn’t also been the large departure from brand’s signature look.
However, the latest Infiniti’s design philosophy so called “Powerful Elegance” should bring the new QX70 even more dynamic appearance. The double-arched grille style will be kept but it will take slightly changed form and different mesh pattern. New headlights and taillights will also add to its look.
The model will again have a long hood and racy roof line. But this time we expect more sculpted profile and new bumpers. New wheel designs should round up model’s new styling.
On the inside, the new QX70 should bring fresh materials and new textures. The dash should include reworked center cluster and new instrument panel.
The comfort will be provided with comfortable seats while the sports seat option will improve it to the next level.
With the refreshed interior and exterior design, the new QX70 should also bring significant tech and safety upgrades as well.
The lasts infotainment system will be available with upgraded interface features, while already strong safety package will be upgraded as well.
The model will also offer standard features like the leather upholstery, automatic climate control, strong sound system, power adjustable seats and more. Optional packages will provide a high level of customization.
2018 Infiniti QX70: Powertrain
When it comes to the powertrain, it is still a mystery what engine option this model could offer. The current engine has still been a respectable performer and it provides strong acceleration and passing power. This engine comes with the 7-speed automatic transmission and can produce 325 hp and torque of 267 pound-feet. The rear-wheel drive is standard and as the option comes all-wheel drive.
However, the new 2018 Infiniti QX70 could get the reworked version of this engine with improved performance and efficiency. Some sources also suggest a 3.0-liter turbocharged V-6 engine. It should provide better power and torque but improved fuel economy as well.
On the other hand, we should not exclude some version of the electrified powertrain.
2018 Infiniti QX70: Arrival, Price
Like the everything about this model, the price and release date are the matter of speculation. However, it has been believed that the starting price of the 2018 Infiniti QX70 should not stray far from the current range. On the other, this model should make its debut in the second half of this year.