2016 Infiniti QX60 Release date and Redesign

A mid-cycle refresh for the Infiniti’s QX60 has been announced. The carmaker will pull off covers of the 2016 QX60 at the North American International Show. The updates are relatively minor but they will improve driving experience and comfort for sure. This three-row model will have the same bones as Nissan’s Pathfinder and that’s something that hasn’t been changed for this model year. The carmaker hopes that an updated version of the QX60 will increase global sales. As always, the 2016 Infiniti QX60 will be offered with AWD and FWD configurations and several engine options. A hybrid variant will also be a member of the lineup. Let’s detail out all the changes the carmaker prepared for the QX60.

2016 Infiniti QX60 Side View

Exterior of 2016 Infiniti QX60

The 2016 Infiniti QX60’s overall shape won’t be changed, but there will be some new design cues that witness that it is a refreshed model. The grille will suffer some new treatment, and so will the taillights and headlights. The grille will now be much different from the one on the current model. It will feature a more prominent opening along with mesh-style insert. The lower grille also gets the mesh insert. The retouched fog lights look more stylish than ever. The headlights will feature bi-xenon lights. The fog lights also support LED technology. The newcomer keeps its trademark double-wave hood and sloping roofline. The crescent D-pillar is also present. There will be several exterior colors available and among them are Black Obsidian, Hagane Blue, Jade Green, Liquid Platinum, and others. The 2016 Infiniti QX60 measures 114.2 inches in length, 77,2 inches in width, and 68.6 inches in height.

2016 Infiniti QX60 Exterior

Infiniti QX60 2016 Interior

The changes inside of the cabin are pretty hard to be noticed, because the carmaker hasn’t changed much. Among those minor changes will be a new gear shifter. Also new is leather wrapped instrument panel. The tri-zone climate control has also suffered some refreshment too. This time it features better airflow for the first two rows. The QX60 keeps its sculpted, well-designed dashboard. This time, the carmaker added an acoustic windshield to reduce wind noise. Liquid-filled drivetrain mounts have also been added to reduce vibrations of the engine. Generally, the cabin is comfortable and it has great layout.

2016 Infiniti QX60 Dashboard

2016 Infiniti QX60 Engine

The engines of the current generation of the QX60 will be carried over but there will be some updates. An upgraded suspension system is also expected. Non-hybrid variant of the 2016 Infiniti QX60 is powered by the good old 3.5-liter V-6 which produces 265 horses and 248 pound-feet of torque. It is teamed up with a sport-tuned version of CVT. Fuel economy will stay the same, so you can expect 21/27 city/highway with FWD and 19/26 with AWD. As for the hybrid variant, the main power-plant will be a 2.5-liter four-banger engine. There will also be an electric motor and a lithium-ion battery pack. The total output of the combo is 250 ponies and 243 pound-feet of torque.

2016 Infiniti QX60 Engine

Pricing of 2016 QX60

The current 2015 QX60 starts at $42,000. We do not expect any changes over the current price for the 2016 Infiniti QX60.

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