The humongous sport utility vehicle sitting at the very top of the Infiniti model range will arrive in quite an appropriate setting – at the Dubai Motor Show on November 14.
Infiniti presented the current generation of the QX80 back in 2010 – it was even sporting a different moniker at the time, QX56 – and it’s clear the full-size prestige SUV really needs a generational change. We’re pretty close to the moment of the third generation’s official worldwide debut – it will arrive on November 14 in front of the live audience of the Dubai Motor Show. The Japanese luxury automaker has actually decided to recycle the same architecture as the one used inside the current one, with the 2018 QX80 also making use of the same 5.6-liter V8 engine good for 400 horsepower (298 kilowatts) and 413 pound-feet (559 Newton-meters), linked to a seven-speed automatic gearbox.
Infiniti has decided to tease its new but still old model, claiming – it’s only logical – it will retain the same towing capacity of about 8,500 pounds (3,855 kilograms) and will boast comfort by including a self-leveling independent rear suspension as standard equipment. For some added bucks there will also be available a body motion control system. The new QX80 is decidedly taking cues from the previewing Monograph concept, with a new fascia, humongous multi-spoke 22-inch alloy wheels and a luxurious door card with beige leather.