2017 Infiniti QX60 updated with increased power direct-injection engine image

The upscale seven-seat crossover has been granted the same tweaked engine as the Nissan Pathfinder for the 2017 model year.

The luxurious 2017 Infiniti QX60 will pack the same increased power engine as seen previously in the more affordable brother – the 2017 Nissan Pathfinder. As such, the company has announced the large crossover will get the new direct-injection version of the company’s well known 3.5-liter V6 engine that now packs 295 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque, compared to 265 hp and 248 lb-ft in the current iterations. The specifications are also slightly up on power and torque compared to the 2017 Nissan Pathfinder, which has 284 hp and 259 lb-ft under the hood.

2016 Infiniti QX60

The rest of the 2017 model year modifications fall in the subtle category. The vehicle has a new infotainment system with the same InTouch interface as seen in the QX30 crossover, as well as bigger rear entertainment screens. There’s also a newly available power liftgate, or amenities such as automatic high beams, and auto-dimming sideview mirrors. The changes are limited because the 2016 QX60 was the one packing the significant modifications when it debuted at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January. Back then the big SUV packed new goodies such as acoustic windshield glass for reduced wind noise, a plethora of new active safety features like pre-collision braking or additional USB ports for charging devices.