After a short break, a coupe-like mid-size 2020 Infiniti QX70 is returning. Nowadays, the SUV segment is growing fast, and it is growing in every way. Now, we have numerous sub-classes. Nissan’s priority was not this coupe SUV, but with other companies producing such vehicle, the Japanese brand will continue to develop its premium model. The QX70 roots are going back to the QX4 model, launched in 1996. In 2003, Infiniti FX replaces this one, and since 2013 we are seeing the mid-size SUV as QX70. Now, Infiniti is producing QX50, QX60, and QX80, as smaller and bigger stablemates.
Surely, the new generation of the 2020 Infiniti QX70 will introduce numerous upgrades. But, the vehicle will keep its main characteristics. Cool and modern design will attract younger buyers, that is for sure. On the other hand, interior is not so generous with space. The ride quality is unbelievable, but engines used to consume too much fuel. Well, everything about the Infiniti QX70 2020 is expensive. All additional features will cost a fortune.
2020 Infiniti QX70 Engines, Specs
A 3.7-liter V6 engine is about to return for the 2020 Infiniti QX70. This is durable and reliable unit, whose performance is hard to match and replace. So, the SUV will again get 325 hp. Engineers will borrow the transmission from a smaller stablemate WX60. Both SUVs will use a CVT gearbox with manual shift mode and drive mode selector. The change should result in better fuel economy. The QX returned 20 mpg combined. New transmission and weight drop will increase the gas mileage to 23 mpg combined.
The 2020 Infiniti QX70 could also borrow a supercharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine from QX60. Well, this would bring hybrid system with electric motor attached to the mill. The QX70 should get a more potent battery pack to produce more power. After the treatment, total output should go over 270 hp and 250 lb-ft of torque. What is more important, Infiniti QX70 will gain more miles per gallon. Hybrid system is going to improve the city consumption to at least 25-26 mpg.
The new generation of the 2020 Infiniti QX70 could bring a diesel engine to the US. However, it is less likely to happen. On the other hand, the SUV was very popular in Russia, where it was built. This market is not so strict about pollution and emission requirements, so Nissan could make an exception for this area. Well, Nissan, the parent company, will detune the outputs and the QX70 could probably get similar engines as Navara truck. It is a 2.3-liter unit with potential to produce 170 hp and 300 lb-ft of torque. A diesel engine would boost an
2020 Infiniti QX70 Redesign and Changes
The redesign of the 2020 Infiniti QX70 will make the SUV larger. Also, the premium model will get some breathtaking design tweaks. Front fascia features unique headlights and bumper styling. Large grille is making a statement. More changes we expect all around the vehicle. However, the aesthetic and eye-catching look is overshadowed by the weight drop.
The 2020 Infiniti QX70 will save probably more than 200 pounds by using lightweight materials such as aluminum, plastic, carbon fiber… The last model had 4,600 pounds. For example, the BMW X6, premium coupe SUV, is 150 pounds above this mark. The new QX70 goes on diet after which it will appear more muscular than ever.
2020 Infiniti QX70 Interior
The heavily-packed interior of the 2020 Infiniti QX70 introduces new features and options. Well, the base unit will have plenty of equipment. Besides that, upper trims and extra packages will make the coupe SUV futuristic. The bad thing is that all these options are not so cheap and buyers won’t be happy with prices. Safety measures are at the highest level, but extras cost heftier than usual.
Many accessories and features will be similar as for QX70 siblings QX60 and QX80. Some kinds of the autonomous drive are a predictive forward-collision warning and distance control assist. Besides these, the new SUV could get few more smart options to assist the driver.
2020 Infiniti QX70 Release Date
The new 2020 Infiniti QX70 will appear in the last quarter of the year. Well, the company paid a lot of attention to new releases – QX50, QX80, and all-electric SUV. Now, they will focus on this performance-oriented SUV that will challenge BMW X6 in every way.
The price of the 2020 Infiniti QX70 will start over $50,000. New trim levels are coming. Pure and Luxe are used for its siblings, so the same models are going to be available for the mid-cycle SUV.