Melbourne, Australia – The luxurious INFINITI QX80 has had an extensive exterior redesign and a number of stylish interior updates that will help the young brand expand its footprint in the competitive Australian market.
Comprehensive exterior changes to the INFINITI QX80 include an updated front end that highlights its bold proportions and gives the upper large SUV a commanding posture.
Extensively redesigned; the headlights, front bumper, grille and bonnet have been moved upwards, while the rounded curves of its predecessor have been squared off, particularly on the lower bumper, giving the QX80 a wider more angular look.
The bonnet is 20mm higher and has been extended by 90mm, the double-arch grille is taller and broader, and the wider, more angular front bumper has a muscular design that elevates its athletic stance.
The new ‘Powerful Elegance’ design language incorporates INFINITI’s signature front I-LED headlights - with LED “eyebrow” Daytime Running Lights - that features Light Guide Technology that evenly disperses light. The new integrated LED fog lights have two LEDs on each side, while indicators have been squared off.
With a higher centre of gravity, the side air vent, bonnet and front quarter panels have been moved so that the shoulder character line runs higher on the vehicle’s body, while the side steps have been extended out by 20mm making it easier to get in and out of the vehicle.
From behind; the tailgate, taillights, chrome bar and rear bumper have been redesigned to give a firmer, higher look. The cargo door has also been updated, better integrating with the sharper, thinner rear LED lights.
Inside, the INFINITI QX80 boasts a spacious and premium cabin – using a range of contemporary leather accentedǂ features and upholstery and the premium, old-school charm of wood grain inspired finishes - that offers an exhilarating driving experience every time the engine start button is pressed.
INFINITI has updated the upper instrument panel, plus the door panels, the centre and rear- centre consoles have been redesigned, as too have the rear entertainment screens.
It features a new and sporty leather accentedǂ shift knob, seat and door trim quilting, stitching and piping have been refreshed, and there is a unique contrasting coloured double- stitch design on the centre arm rest. Seating and headrest design has also been updated, adding to the elegant theme emanating from the front of the vehicle, to the rear.
“This a great update for INFINITI QX80, one that we think will attract new buyers to QX80 and to the brand,” said INFINITI product manager, Edward Trinh.
“The INFINITI QX80 offers a perfect blend of power, performance, luxury and safety – all key INFINITI brand attributes.
“Whether it’s the commanding exterior design, luxurious interior, or the abundance of advanced safety technologies, the INFINITI QX80 is the ideal vehicle for active families who want a premium drive experience every time they open the door.”
With the price for the INFINITI QX80 remaining unchanged at $110,900*, this go anywhere large SUV is powered by a 5.6 litre V8 engine boasting an impressive 298kW of power and a huge 560Nm of torque, and features INFINITI’s All-Mode 4WD system. It comes with a 7-Speed automatic transmission with Adaptive Shift Control, 22 inch forged aluminium-alloy wheels - with a new 18-spoke design - and a towing capacity of 3,500kgs±.
It includes Bluetooth∞ connectivity, an INFINITI controller for navigation, audio and climate control and a long list of standard safety including Blind Spot Monitoring, Intelligent Parking System, Forward Emergency Braking and Lane Departure Warning to name a few.
It also has an Intelligent Rear View Mirror which turns the standard rear view mirror into a monitor. Thanks to the camera mounted to the top of the rear windshield, it helps drivers see everything behind them when the rear window is blocked by people, ice, dust or rear cargo.
Available in seven contemporary shades, including the all-new Champagne Quartz, Mineral Black and Moonstone White, the interior trim is an Espresso Burl colour with semi-aniline quilted leather graphite coloured upholstery.
The 2018 INFINITI QX80 will go on sale nationally in March.
- Manufacturer suggested retail prices (MSRP) are provided for media purposes only and do not include statutory charges or other on-road costs. Metallic paint costs an additional $1,500.
- Leather accented features and upholstery contain synthetic material.
- Towing capacity is subject to towbar/towball capacity and may be reduced if a non-genuine towbar is fitted.
- Bluetooth word mark and logos are owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc., and any use of such marks by INFINITI is under license. Functionality and compatibility will vary depending on the device.
INFINITI Motor Company Ltd. is headquartered in Hong Kong with representations in 50 markets around the world. The INFINITI brand was launched in 1989. Its range of premium automobiles is currently built in manufacturing facilities in Japan, the United States, United Kingdom and China.
INFINITI design studios are located in Atsugi-Shi near Yokohama, London, San Diego and Beijing.
INFINITI is in the middle of a major product offensive. The brand has been widely acclaimed for its daring design and innovative driver-assistance technologies.
From the 2016 season, INFINITI is a technical partner of the Renault Sport Formula One team, contributing its expertise in hybrid performance.
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