Nissan’s Infiniti line-up is going to be widened with a new sport utility vehicle. 2016 Infiniti Q80 is said to be a flagship for the US market. Built on the Patrol platform, as a full-size SUV, it won’t be cardinally changed, however, it will have some noticeable improvements. Being one of the best cars in its class the Q80 is able to rival such luxury vehicles as the Cadillac Escalade or the Chevrolet Tahoe. It will be a perfect choice for those who want to buy a refined and powerful automobile with a unique luxury style.
To start with, the new Q80’s dimensions will be increased. So, it will give more space for the cabin. However, the crossover will keep its voluminous design which made the previous model popular. The originally formed front end features latticed grill with the Infinti badge, renewed LED headlights, redesigned blinkers, wide air intake and very efficient foglights. Compared to its predecessor, the car’s hood will be somewhat shorter. The roof with more rounded lines will end with a small spoiler. The rear end will also feature stylish taillights and a strong bumper. Some exterior elements, such as rear-view mirrors, will get chromed housing. Depending on the trim, the model will have different colors and differently designed wheels.
The interior of the 2016 Infiniti Q80 is expected to be something new presenting the combination of comfort and luxury. The cabin can affect you with refined elements such as seats upholstered in leather with silver stitching, wood-incrusted panels and chromed controls. Some buttons will be placed on steering wheel which will also get leather upholstery. Technology is presented by the Tri-Zone entertainment system. It includes a large central screen on the dashboard as well as two screens integrated into the front-seat headrests. Besides, there will be stores for wireless headphones. Bluetooth and USB connectivity will also be included.
Engine and specifications
As far as the powertrain, the 2016 Infiniti Q80 will keep the current model’s engine. It is a powerful V8 motor with displacement of 5.6 liter. The engine is able to generate 400 hp as well as 413 lb-ft of torque. Equipped with a seven-speed automatic transmission, the crossover will have front-wheel-drive as a standard while all-wheel-drive will be offered as an option. Fuel economy is rated at 14 mpg for city and 20 mpg for highway.