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2019 Infiniti QX80 First Drive

The upcoming 2019 Infiniti QX80 is a full-size luxury SUV from sister brand of Japanese carmaker Nissan. Originally known as the QX56, it was rechristened as the QX80 in 2014.

It competes with the likes of Cadillac Escalade, Range Rover Sport, Mercedes-Benz GLS class and the Lincoln Navigator. The 2019 model is being designed and as per industry reports, it will be inspired by the QX80 Monograph Concept which was showcased with much fanfare by the company at the New York International Auto Show 2017. It will be manufactured at the company’s Kyushu production facility in home turf.

2019 Infiniti QX80 front

2019 Infiniti QX80 Elegant and more Appealing

The 2019 Infiniti QX80 gets design updates that infuse new styling elements and help it stand out in the segment. Some design cues are clearly taken from the Monograph Concept vehicle but the elements taken from standard models are also there. The fascias look sleek and revised and headlights have been made narrower while the grille is now wider. The company calls it “human-eye” headlamps. The design of tail lamps also looks new and they are LED based. This model will have a few color options. With the base model, you will get options to choose Black Obsidian, Champagne Quartz, Graphite Shadow, Hermosa Blue, Liquid Platinum, Mineral Black, Mocha Almond, Moonstone White, Smoky Quartz

You get new alloy wheel options and few new exterior colors as well. Overall the new QX80- looks both elegant and more appealing. The “Powerful Elegance” design style makes the car look less bulbous than the predecessor for sure.

The model for the upcoming year will also have Hydraulic Body Motion Control. This system will help you in corners, without hurting the ride.

Wheelbase 121.1 inch
Length, Overall 210.1 inch
Width, Max w/o mirrors 79.8 inch
Track Width, Front 67.6 inch
Height, Overall 75.8 inch
Track Width, Rear 67.9 inch
Min Ground Clearance 9.2 inch
Liftover Height 34.8 inch

2019 Infiniti QX80 Interior, Colors and Storage

The cabin of 2019 QX 80 has also been revamped and it looks absolutely classy and ergonomic. Suitable materials and technologies have been used in the cabin to make ride quieter. The cabin is large enough to fit in 7 or 8 adults. Default storage space is 16.6 cubic feet and it can be expanded by folding 3rd row. The seats and door panels are wrapped in quilted perforated leather with double-stitching, rivaling the German models well. One can also choose interior colors like Graphite, Saddle Brown and Wheat.

The seats come with a hydrophilic soil-resistant layer on top. It also covers the center console and door trim. The new dashboard with larger infotainment screen looks swanky. The new QX 80 comes with enough storage options for cups and gadgets in the cabin, as it is.

Front Head Space 39.8 inch
Front Leg Space 39.6 inch
Front Shoulder Space 63.7 inch
Front Hip Space 59.2 inch
Second Head Space 40 inch
Second Leg Space 41 inch
Second Hip Space 58.4 inch
Second Shoulder Space 63.4 inch
Third Head Space 36.7 inch
Third Leg Space 28.8 inch
Third Shoulder Space 60.5 inch
Third Hip Space 48.7 inch

Safety Features

The 2019 Infiniti QX80 is laden with enough amenities to take on the rivals head on and same can be said about its advanced safety features. It has five cameras and also three radars to capture image and videos around and alert drivers become alert about possible collisions.

However, included safety features are Lane Departure Warning, Predictive Forward Collision Warning, Intelligent Cruise Control, Backup Collision Intervention and Blind Spot Warning, Forward Emergency Braking. The InTouch infotainment system supports USB, HDMI and also a Bluetooth. However, the back row entertainment setup is there. Voice control also works fine with it.

2019 Infiniti QX80 interior

2019 Infiniti QX80 Engine

The 2019 QX80 has a powerful 5.6-litre V8 engine under its hood. It offers the SUV enough power to accelerate even with 7 passengers on board on varying terrains. This engine will give fuel economy on city/highway of 14/20 mpg for the (RWD) and 13/19 mpg for the (AWD) system.

2019 Infiniti QX80 Towing Capacity

The newest model comes with Hill Start Assist and Snow Mode to help you get moving in bad weather conditions. This luxury SUV can tow up to 8,500 pounds. It is quite a lot for a luxury SUV like this. The models like Chevrolet Tahoe/Suburban and GMC Yukon share the same towing capacity.

2019 Infiniti QX80 rear

2019 Infiniti QX80 Price and Release Date

The expected base trim price for 2019 Infiniti QX80 is approx $66.000. This is the price of the model with the rear-wheel-drive system. The all-wheel-drive system will cost you around $3,000. However, with the fully loaded model, it can easily reach the price of $80,000. It will be unveiled for sale in late 2018, or at the first quarter of 2019.

Summing it up

The 2019 Infiniti QX80 gets nice styling updates and the enhanced safety featured should work in its favor. Also, we need to mention its great towing capacity. Furthermore, it offers superb value for the price tag and it will be definitely the right choice if you need this type of full-sized SUV.

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