Despite the fact that this luxury crossover came four years ago, we can expect a new generation of it very soon, maybe already as 2018 Infiniti QX50. As you probably know, this is a compact luxury crossover, which originally came in 2013. It already received first update in 2015. So, it is still quite fresh, according to all parameters in the car industry. However, Japanese manufacturer doesn’t think in that way. They already presented a concept version, named 2018 QX50, which comes with plenty of novelties in all aspects. We still don’t know how quick will be the development of this new model, but production model could come sooner than you expect.
2018 Infiniti QX50 redesign
The 2018 Infiniti QX50 will come completely new. The second generation of this compact luxury crossover will feature plenty of new things. The first thing that you’ll notice is new styling. Its appearance significantly differs, compared to current model. This will probably be a model that will introduce new design language of Nissan’s luxury division. We will see sharper lines, completely new front end with new headlights, grille etc. On the other side, the dimension will remain similar to current model. Interior will also come with many novelties. We will see the richer cabin, with more equipment. The first thing that you’ll notice is a new dashboard, which is angled toward the driver, which wasn’t cased in earlier Infiniti models. There is a beautiful combination of leather, wood and metal surfaces. At the center of the dashboard, there is a large touchscreen that displays plenty of infotainment stuff.
2018 Infiniti QX50 engine
When it comes to powertrain, 2018 Infiniti QX50 will come with some revolutionary design solutions. Although it comes with the familiar 2.0-liter inline-four unit, it offers any compression ratio between 8:1 and 14:1. This basically means that you can select engine how to act, more performance or more economy-oriented, or somewhere between. When it comes to max power, this unit goes up to 268 horses and 288 pound-feet of torque. Also, the company will offer a new ProPilot drive-assist feature, which is basically an autopilot.
2018 Infiniti QX50 release date
As we mentioned, the company presented this new model as a concept recently. We still don’t know when production model will be ready, but some sources suggest that 2018 Infiniti QX50 could come late this year, or eventually in early 2018.