2018 Infiniti QX80 priced from $64,750

Article by Christian A., on November 16, 2017

Infiniti has finally unwrapped the 2018 QX80 SUV at the  2017 Dubai Auto Show and announced that it will bring it at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show. While not entirely a new model, the QX80 just got bolder, better and more spacious after having gone through a well-deserved facelift.

With a starting price of $64,750, the 2WD base model is packed with the same 400hp (298kW) 5.6-liter V8 engine but is offered with a fresh new look. For starters, the latest improvements could be seen at the vehicle’s lower fascia, headlights and front grille.

Infiniti’s QX80 AWD, which has a steeper price tag of $67,850, comes packed with more features such as three different driving modes (Auto/ 4H/ 4L) and a computer control module. A choice between a seven seat and an eight-seat configuration will also be added as an option.

Since both variants use the same type of engine including the same body-on-frame architecture as those on the 2010 QX80 models, the subtle changes on the exterior and interior will only help Infiniti’s flagship SUV to keep up with the latest trends.

In addition to the exterior enhancements, Infiniti offers the latest SUV with tons of new technologies for improved safety. These include lane departure prevention, lane departure warning, blind spot intervention and predictive forward collision warning. Not to mention, there is also the integration of forward emergency braking with pedestrian alert, intelligent cruise control, blind spot warning and several other driver assistance features.

If you go through the details, you will notice that the headlights are now placed higher on the front fenders which also look narrower than the previous headlamps. We notice the same thing at the lower fascia’s horizontal running lights with its new slimmer appearance. As for the front grille, we can now say that it appears wider at the base, unlike the ongoing SUV that seems to look wider at the top. And lastly, there are some new tail lamps with a new shape to highlight the vehicle’s rear end.

Another highlight is the interior’s storage space which has been expanded to offer 5.4 liters in total volume. Everything in it was made even bigger including the smartphone bin (for larger phones and tablets), larger cup holders (for cups with handles), and wider rear seat infotainment screens (for superior viewing experience and entertainment).

In all, we barely notice any major changes outside as the 2018 QX80 is still basically the same big SUV with the same windows, same doors, same roof, except maybe for the new tail lights and new license plate surrounds which are now wrapped in chrome.

But knowing that the Infiniti QX80 has always been a top choice when purchasing luxury SUVs in the Middle East and North America, we believe that there surely are more reasons to choose the 2018 QX80 over any other big SUVs following this new update. So much so that both Lincoln Navigator and Cadillac Escalade have found a new rival in the large SUV segment.

Press Release

INFINITI announces pricing for 2018 QX80 full-size SUV

INFINITI has announced pricing for the New 2018 QX80 full-size SUV, which has been updated for the new model year with a redesigned exterior and an enhanced interior look and features.

"The New 2018 QX80 commands a heightened flagship presence within the INFINITI portfolio," said Randy Parker, vice president, INFINITI Americas. "The updated model provides upscale luxury for all passengers, as well as a suite of advanced technologies that elevate confidence and control on any road."

The Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Prices1 (MSRP) for the 2018 INFINITI QX80 are:

5.6-liter V8/ 2WD
$64,750 USD
QX80 4WD
5.6-liter V8/ 4WD
$67,850 USD
Destination and Handling $995

Among the enhancements to the QX80 for the 2018 model year are:

Redesigned front hood, fascia, fenders and grille and rear fascia and hatch styling
INFINITI signature headlamps & tail lamps, restructured LED fog lamps & side indicators
Reimagined 20-inch and 22-inch wheel designs
New exterior colors: Moonstone White, Mineral Black and Champagne Quartz
INFINITI-first Smart Rear View Mirror feature added to Deluxe Technology Package
INFINITI InTouch Single Display
Refined interior, including an updated shift knob and wrapped upper instrument panel with contrast stitching
New leather wrapped and stitched horn pad, door trim and seat quilting on Deluxe Technology Package
New Saddle Brown interior with new Charcoal Burl Trim
Updated Wheat (high contrast from low contrast) and Graphite interiors
Revised Theater Package
About the 2018 INFINITI QX80
Further advancing INFINITI's market-leading presence in the full-size luxury SUV segment, the 2018 QX80 takes INFINITI's "Powerful Elegance" design language in a bold new direction, creating a powerful, contemporary and commanding aesthetic.

The QX80 stands apart with a refined and spacious cabin that features high-quality materials, a hand-crafted finish and advanced drive-assist technologies – all combining to promote a sense of inclusive, modern luxury and set new standards for upscale sophistication.

The 2018 QX80 provides all this for seven or eight passengers, bringing a confident, modern representation of luxury to the market. Combining supreme space and utility with advanced technologies and high sophistication, the changes to the car's design – inside and out – more closely align the new model with the most recent INFINITI vehicles through the application of signature design cues.

The QX80 also offers a suite of advanced driver assistance features including: Backup Collision Intervention, Blind Spot Warning, Intelligent Cruise Control (Full-Speed Range), Distance Control Assist, Forward Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Predictive Forward Collision Warning, Blind Spot Intervention, Lane Departure Warning and Lane Departure Prevention.

The QX80 is available as a seven or eight passenger vehicle and is offered in 2WD and 4WD versions, both of which are equipped with an advanced 400-horsepower 5.6-liter DOHC V8 engine featuring Direct Injection Gasoline and VVEL (Variable Valve Event and Lift) technology. QX80 4WD models feature INFINITI All-Mode 4WD® with computer-controlled transfer case and three settings (Auto, 4H and 4L).

With a taut yet comfort-oriented suspension and ample performance from its 5.6-liter V8 engine, the new QX80 gives drivers an assured feeling of control and confidence at the wheel.

Source: Infiniti

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