New Infiniti QX80 planned for 2024, will be followed by QX65 crossover
- Infiniti has confirmed that a revised QX80 full-size SUV will arrive in 2024.
- The new model, called the QX65, will be a mid-size crossover coupe.
- There are also hints about a future electric SUV with the Vision QXe concept.
Things have been quiet at Infiniti, but the Japanese luxury brand has been working in the background on both concepts and new models ready for dealers. On the eve of the Tokyo Motor Show, Infiniti showed off its plans for both future electric models and two new gas-powered SUVs.
The QX65 – shown in the prototype – will be a new nameplate for Infiniti. The QX65 is a midsize crossover with a sloping rear end “coupe” poised to compete with other luxury two-row SUVs, including Lexus and Genesis. It will likely share components with the QX60 three-row midsize luxury SUV.
For those who need three rows, the full-size QX80 has been redesigned, aiming to take on larger crossovers like the Cadillac Escalade and Lincoln Navigator. The QX80’s exterior should look very similar to the QX Monograph concept unveiled during the 2023 Monterey Car Week, with an imposing slab-sided body and a vertical waterfall-style grille.
Interior materials should also get an upgrade, and Infiniti promises comfort and technology for all three rows. While electrification is yet to come, we expect the QX80’s 5.6-liter V-8 to be replaced with something smaller, more powerful and more fuel-efficient in the new model — perhaps a twin-turbo V-6.
There’s an electric SUV on the way too, previewed by the QXe concept shown in Infiniti’s teaser image for these four new models, along with the Qe electric sedan concept. But we don’t have any details on that model yet, and it will likely come later than these two new gas-powered models once it reaches production.
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