The mid-size luxury SUV class is growing bigger. The new Infiniti QX60 is out, but it didn’t bring too big changes. At least not as big as we expected. So, the redesign of the 2021 Infiniti QX60 is certain and the vehicle could launch a new generation. After a couple of years of pause, this is going to be the biggest update.
While the company is preparing the next edition of its luxury SUV, we can point out things where changes could happen. The QX60 is a mid-size model with three rows of seats. Spacing and storage space was excellent and enthusiasts hope the redesign is not going to spoil this. The technology is excellent, so Infiniti just needs to continue with a good job there.
Definitely, changes are needed in the quality of materials. For a premium model, we expect more. Well, not the entire cabin is cheap, but every detail counts. Power and fuel economy are above average, but the 2021 Infiniti QX60 will need to be more athletic. Main rivals are offering better handling and the upcoming SUV needs to keep the pace.
2021 Infiniti QX60 Performance
Definitely, if the 2021 Infiniti QX60 keeps the same V6 engine as its predecessors, owners don’t have to worry about the power. The 3.5-liter displacement is ready to produce 295 horsepower and 270 lb-ft of torque. A combination with a CVT gearbox is surprisingly smooth and the QX60 can sprint 0-60 mph in just 7.7 seconds. With weight reduction, thanks to new materials in its body, the upcoming 2021 Infiniti QX60 could do it faster.
The gas mileage of the V6 engine is not bad at all. Again, the diet could make it better and the SUV could push the average consumption closer to 25 mpg. The all-wheel drive takes more fuel, but the difference is in 1 mpg. The towing capacity of the QX60 remains at 5,000 lbs.
Hybrid as a Possible Alternative
This is a hot topic. Nissan is a leader in the electric segment. But, while other Japanese carmakers are offering hybrid engines for their premium brands, Nissan lacks it both for Pathfinder and the Infiniti QX60. As we said, this is a very important market and the Japanese company has the potential to move forward.
The 2021 Infiniti QX60 hybrid could get an electric motor attached to the existing 3.5-liter engine. It would boost a fuel economy and the luxury SUV is going to become one of the most efficient in the class. Furthermore, the QX60 would be able to compete with Lexus RX for the best-selling position in the class.
Autonomous Drive, ProPilot, and Other Features
Nissan ProPilot technology is one of the most advanced self-driving packages you will find on the market. The new luxury SUV will get more of this premium package, especially with new features on the way. At the moment, these accessories are already impressive. But, the parent company is working on Level 4 of the autonomous drive for the next generations of its vehicles.
The idea of the ProPilot services is to make the drive easier, especially on the highway. Still, this is not a level of advanced features to talk about self-driving. Automatic braking and speed control are vital points of the system, which also help vehicles keep the lane, by reading the inputs from its sensors. The next generation of the ProPilot will need less attention from human and it arrives somewhere in 2021. Perfect timing for the new QX60 to get it.
2021 Infiniti QX60 Pure, Luxe, and New Trim Levels
The current version of the premium SUV comes in two trim levels only. Even the entry-level models are packed with nice equipment. The 2021 Infiniti QX60 can count on a trial for SiriusXM travel package, Infiniti InTouch infotainment, and multiple USB ports. Voice commands will be under revision and these are already at the very high level.
The Luxe version brings premium audio. Infiniti is using Bose systems. Premium surround sound is guaranteed. Heating and ventilating are there for front buckets. Three-zone automatic climate control is one of the highlights. The redesign could create more space for cargo. Behind the third row, there are 16 cubic feet. With the rear seats folded down, you can get 40 cubic feet and the maximum cargo space is currently 76 cu.ft. Designers will definitely take advantage of the longer body of the 2021 Infiniti QX60.
Release Date, Price
The new 2021 Infiniti QX60 is on the way. The redesign will take some time and the new SUV will become available late next year. Until then, we will monitor updates and rumors to find out more info about the QX60.
We also need to know how much the redesign is going to cost. The company will definitely increase the price and it currently starts at $45,000. More premium packages should be available for the all-new QX60 and the high-end models will cost above $60,000.