Next-Gen Infiniti QX80 Will Not Modify Architecture, Powertrain

Next-Gen Infiniti QX80

The Infiniti QX80 Monograph concept that was introduced at the New York International Auto Show sneak peeks a new look for the next generation of the large SUV which will enter into production by the end of the year.

However the 2018 QX80 will drive basically the same since Infiniti is keeping the present structure and powertrain, stated Roland Krueger, Nissan senior vice president and president of the Infiniti Motor.

That indicates the exact same foundations that date back to 2011 will rollover, in addition to the 5.6-liter V-8 engine that produces 400 horsepower and 413lb-ft of torque coupled to a seven-speed automatic transmission.

“It will be the same powertrain,” Krueger stated during an interview. He has further hinted at a smaller sized powertrain on occasion, so we are not dismissing the addition of another powertrain alternative too, maybe a turbocharged V-6.

The platform, utilized by the Nissan Patrol, is body-on-frame and efficient in pulling 8,500 pounds with a self-leveling rear suspension to assist with that load. Along with the multilink independent rear suspension, there is an optional body motion control system. The 2017 Nissan Armada likewise switched to the Patrol platform– it formerly shared its bones with the Nissan Titan pickup.

Automakers generally use a brand-new generation of a vehicle to change the underpinnings to enhance driving dynamics or develop other structural changes, but big SUVs tend to have longer life process than smaller sized crossovers which are in a far more competitive sector.

Krueger stated modification was not needed for the new Infiniti QX80. “It is a very successful car and very successful architecture and it fits right into the marketplace. When you look at powertrain, capacity for seven seats, it fits right in.”

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