2016 Infiniti QX80 Release Date, Price, Review, Specs, Interior – Infiniti continues its launch of the 2016 fleet with the newest version of its Infiniti QX80 automobile. A luxury full-size SUV is one of the needed and most important ones in the segment as it manages to compete against the most luxurious ones in the field. It can rival even the Cadillac Escalade with tis luxury and design and is going to be a hit on the market next year.
The car is going to mainly carry over its design which is mainly due to the fact that it has already been reshaped with the 2015 version. The redesign brought then was a good and ample one as it brought many innovations and styling features that have shaped the car for years to come. So even the future model will not be eligible for a style update as this one brings a fairly good design offer.
The car made its debut 5 years ago at the 2010 New York auto show and it was immediately after that offered in Japan of course, but Australia as well. It has managed to make a name for itself on the US soil of course, but the second most cost-effective market for the QX80 is Australia. Currently there are only price ranges available for the Australian market while the US rates will be offered as the car nears its release date.
2016 Infiniti QX80 exterior
The exterior of the 2016 Infiniti QX80 vehicle has not changed considerably nor dramatically, but has included just enough of the modern cues and changes to make it ready for the next model year. This is a full-size SUV so we cannot expect it to be small thus the car retains its massive look but cuts away the boxy shape from before.
Instead it adopts some curvy lines and nice and stylish angles which make it much more interesting to look at and also makes you feel much more dominant from the inside. The front part of the car has also changed as the nose has been shorten, which was also the case with its QX70 counterpart. The grille is the same premium one seen in the majority of Infiniti vehicles and now also includes some low-swung headlamps. The roofline is a bit arching and accounts for an overall luxury look of the car. The roof actually ends up with a roof-mounted spoiler and has some large taillights which adequately fit into the design. This concludes the changes brought on the outside.
The inside of the car is actually a whole other story as the 2016 Infiniti QX80 has ended up with many new details and changes that make it an overall better, comfortable and modern vehicle. With the boxy architecture used for the rear part of the car the dimensions are just enough to provide more space on the inside and bring you an overall comfortable interior. Even the base trim gets a modern and comfortable inside which includes the use of premium leather upholstery and some mocha burl accents. There is also an option of getting the semi-aniline leather seats and Stratford burl accents. But if you opt for the Limited offer you will get an upgrade which includes quilted leather seats and open pore matte finish ash wood.
The Infiniti QX80 also holds some technological upgrades on the inside as well. The standard trims get a Bose 13-speaker premium sound system which, but the optional choice can sometimes make a lot of different as the higher trims get a premium 15-speaker surround sound system. Add different kind of packages and utilize the 7-inch monitors around the back and heated second row seats option. The front seats are heated which ever you chose it to be as they come as a standard choice for all vehicles. The car has also been upgraded with a large addition of safety equipment which besides the standard offer of safety gadgets also includes a rearview camera, blind-spot warning, lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control, collision warning system, around view monitor and cross-traffic alerts as well.
The engine of the 2016 Infiniti QX80 is the same one which has been used in the latest QX70 vehicle. Although it provides a massive power boost to the smaller model it does not make the same impression on the larger full-size SUV car, but it is an adequate addition to the car. Thus the power is provided by a 5.6-liter V-8 that makes 400 horsepower and 413 lb-ft of torque. This engine setup is good enough to provide the acceleration of 0-60 mph of the vehicle in 7 seconds, although it really makes a difference with the mid-sized QX70. The car has the 7-speed automatic transmission as the only transmission choice and has a front-wheel drive standard offer and an optional all-wheel drive for an increased tow rating.
Wheelbase: 10 ft. 1.1 in. (121.1 in.)
Length: 17 ft. 4.9 in. (208.9 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 7.9 in. (79.9 in.)
Passenger volume: 151 ft³
Cargo volume: 17 ft³
Curb weight: 5633 lbs
Top Speed: 133 mph
0-60: 6.5 sec
MPG: 14/20 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Black Obsidian, Dark Currant, Graphite Shadow, Hermosa Blue, Liquid Platinum, Majestic White, Smoky Quartz…
Towing Capacity: 8500 lbs
Price and release date
The car is going to be available next year when their roster of 2016 Infiniti vehicles gets to be released. We are expecting that the release date arrives somewhere around mid-year next year when the 2016 Infiniti QX80 becomes available for sale. The base MSRP price is already set at $63,000, while the Limited trim can rise to a maximum of $89,000. The model is facing a stiff competition as there are going to be some new models released soon, mainly the 2016 Lincoln Navigator this year and the 2017 Land Rover Range Rover Sport the next one.