We are thrilled to announce another great SUV, feast your eyes on the 2023 Infiniti QX80. This is one more SUV in the sea of compact small SUVs. It is also one of the SUVs that has changed a lot over the years. Also considering it is an Infinity-made vehicle, you can expect a certain amount of luxury. Should we say too much luxury? Infiniti is famous for making their cabins look like you are in the most expensive place in the world. The QX80 is a three-row SUV. We don’t see many of these that also pay attention to style and luxury.
Three rows usually mean that it is a family vehicle and you need it to get from point A to point B. Designers still keep the interior up to date and often refresh it with the latest style and the newest technology. On the outside expect a sleek and smooth SUV that doesn’t have the classic blocky look. A lot of seamless design as it was poured into a single cast. The price tag will reflect all you are getting with the QX80.
Let us see what is changing for the upcoming 2023 Infiniti QX80 refresh.
Is Infiniti Coming Out with a New QX80?
On the outside, the body design is sleek and smooth. There are almost no joints that point to laser welding. This allows for a seamless design. We get sharp thin 20-inch wheel rims. They are lightweight to shave off some weight and improve power to weight ratio. Headlights are linear and modern.
On the front, we have a big mesh that sucks air in and transports it under the hood. Cooling everything so you can push the SUV to the limit. The new 2023 Infiniti QX80 has bumpers that are not too visible, they fit well with the overall design and the ride height is commendable. It does have a bit blocky look but is still curvy enough to be very aerodynamic.
You might have heard that Infiniti likes to go all out while designing the cabin. The refreshed 2023 Infiniti QX80 is no exception. This means that you can expect top-quality materials like leather and chrome. Also, wooden accents are often found on the interiors of Infiniti. This just screams first-class luxury.
The infotainment system is at least 14 inches in size, this allows for all passengers to join in on the fun. Safety measures are plenty. We get automatic brakes and collision alert, drowsiness alert, and lane change alert. Hands-free driving is something that could happen but there is no official announcement.
2023 Infiniti QX80 Engine
It takes a certain amount of horsepower and torque to move an SUV that weighs almost 6,000 pounds, but the result is well worth the effort. Infiniti used this approach when developing the QX80’s drivetrain. The 5.6-liter aluminum-alloy V8 is an old-school engine with contemporary characteristics like variable valve management. Under ideal circumstances, this eight-cylinder monster is capable of 400 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque. Peak torque at 4,000 rpm is only made feasible by the engine’s natural aspiration. Contrarily, the QX80 thrives in the real world because of its powerful torque across the rev range and smooth top speed of 6,000 rpm.
Due to the absence of turbo lag, the QX80 feels lively, and the throttle response is rather quick when compared to other SUVs. The QX80 is a superb all-around performer; it’s fun to turn heads while in heavy traffic and fun to cruise on the highway. is electrically regulated and has a choice of powering the back wheels or all four. The transmission is not the newest but is still a reliable unit, but it lacks the smoothness and responsiveness of Nissan’s more recent nine-speed transmission.
We would have liked to see more electrification here or at least a hybrid system. We know of vehicles even bigger than the 2023 Infiniti QX80. Think Ford F-150 Lightning. They use only a battery pack and can roam the roads and wild paths. Infiniti is known for innovation and this type of improvement would make perfect sense. Perhaps they haven’t found a perfectly suitable solution for the QX80.
Putting 150 kWh would give this SUV a great range. Probably more than 300 miles on a single charge. Which is commendable. If you have to stop too often to charge your vehicle you are going to get frustrated. Also, it saves money on gas which is getting more expensive with each day passing. And you are saving the environment, so there is that. Fast charging and peer-to-peer charging are something that needs to be present on the 2023 Infiniti QX80.
How Much Does the new 2023 Infiniti QX80 Cost?
The price of the Infiniti QX80 in 2023 will be higher than that of its predecessors. The MSRP won’t begin at less than $85,000. Since all manufacturers raised the price of their vehicles, it won’t lessen the SUV’s competitiveness. The majority of full-size SUVs start at or above $90,000 and go up to six figures. The presence of the QX80 won’t come as a surprise.
The SUV has not yet been given a release date. According to experts, the corporation will shortly release the initial version. Even so, the main debut of the finished product should take place around the middle of 2022, with sales beginning at the end of the year. Fans and aficionados are anxiously anticipating the introduction of the 2023 Infiniti QX80 because there are many additional things to learn about it.
The market for full-size luxury SUVs is not overly congested. The competition is still really fierce. Here is another Japanese automaker. You guessed correctly: that is Toyota, complete with the Land Cruiser and Lexus LX models. Legendary American automobiles include the Lincoln Navigator and Cadillac Escalade. The most opulent SUVs, such as the Range Rover, BMW X7, and Mercedes GLS, are made in Europe.