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The new Monograph concept is going to underpin the upcoming 2020 Infiniti QX80. The SUV is not going into the next generation, but the announced changes are part of the big redesign. Yes, the vehicle had a facelift in 2017 and updates among big rigs are not so frequent. But, the Monograph concept will offer something special to the seven or eight-seat model and we are sure fans are not going to mule about the redesign.
The interior of the 2020 Infiniti QX80 will suffer numerous changes. However, the successor of QX56 remains the three-row model with seating capacity for seven people. Optionally, you can replace buckets in the middle row with a bench, adding one spot more. Also, the Monograph platform allows Nissan, the parent company, to develop and use a hybrid and PHEV technology for its big SUVs. Whatsoever, the new QX80 will stick to the current V8 unit.
2020 Infiniti QX80 Specs
A 5.6-liter is a perfect fit for the full-size SUV. The V8 engine is capable to produce 400 hp and 415 lb-ft of torque for the maximum towing capacity of 8,500 pounds. This is not one of the best records in the premium class, but also overall among the entire SUV segment. Only a few seven- and eight-seater model can haul as much as the QX80. Power goes through a seven-speed automatic transmission to rear wheels by default. With this setup, the SUV returns 14/20 miles per gallon. The thirsty engine consumes even more petrol with a full-time AWD – 13/19 mpg. This is not the best option if you are looking for a vehicle that will save fuel. On the other hand, Hill Start Assist and Snow mode are definitely things you would love about the 2020 Infiniti QX80.
With the new Monograph concept everyone thing, the company will deliver a sort of hybrid drivetrain. Actually, Nissan is thinking of implementing the diesel unit from the Titan XD truck. Ford Expedition is going to borrow the drivetrain from F-150, Chevy Suburban from Silverado, and Jeep Grand Cherokee is already using the same turbodiesel engine we can find under the hood of the Ram 1500. Outputs of Titan XD are 330 hp and 555 pound-feet of torque, which is more than a suitable for the 2020 Infiniti QX80. A 5.0-liter turbodiesel would be bigger than 3.0 units for the other SUVs, but it brings even better towing capacity numbers. However, this is just speculation at this moment.
2020 Infiniti QX80 Options and Interior Features
The new platform will bring new equipment. However, Infiniti chiefs are not unveiling too much about the redesign. If you compare the current model to the monograph concept, you will see a huge difference. Plus, the Monograph architecture is going to use a lot of lighter materials, especially aluminum. The diet will eventually lead to a better fuel economy. Besides that, the new platform looks more aggressive, and there are probably a lot of aesthetic upgrades, which are not there only as cosmetic updates, but also functional. Better airflow and lighter suspension could boost acceleration and handling.
The SUV is available in two trim levels. Luxe is the entry-model with options between RWD and AWD. The other solution is the Limited version which sends power to all corners only. Leather seats will be standard for the premium SUV. The company pays a lot of attention to safety, so the base trim offers electronic brake force distribution and four-wheel ABS. Sensors recognize pedestrians and brake in emergency cases.
Upper trim, 2020 Infiniti QX80 Limited, is going to upgrade the offer with even more safety options. We can find some traces of Nissan ProPilot system, such as distance control, lane departure prevention, blind spot alert and intervention, and intelligent cruise control for high speeds. Besides that, the Limited SUV will also add numerous other options, including welcome lighting. Large 22-inch dark machine wheels are standard. Bose surround system comes with 15 speakers inside the cockpit. Total cargo space is 95 cubic feet. After the redesign of the interior, QX80 could reach 100 cu.ft.
The full-size luxury class is showing the power of the company. This segment is most popular in the US, but 2020 Infiniti QX80 will be available in other markets as well. Buyers in the United States are also having options, such as Lexus LX 570 and Toyota Land Cruiser by Nissan’s archrival. Ford offers its Lincoln Navigator, while the GM is launching the new version of the Cadillac Escalade very soon. BMW just did it with X7, while the Mercedes is going to stun the market with a hybrid version of the AMG GLS ultra-luxurious SUV.
2020 Infiniti QX80 Price
The base price of the premium SUV is less than $70,000, which makes it one of the most affordable units. High-end trims of some non-premium models can reach this price. However, the price escalates very fast with the Limited model. If you choose to buy this version of the 2020 Infiniti QX80, you will pay more than $90,000.