INFINITI’S facelifted QX80 will go on sale here in the first half of 2018, following its unveiling in Dubai this week.
The luxury 4x4 has a new front end that is sure to be less polarising than the previous iteration and should spur better sales. Infiniti has raised the headlight on the front end to give the big wagon a look that is statelier and less beluga-like than it was in the past.
At $111,000 (current model), the QX80 packs a lot of features for its price. The 298kW/560Nm 5.6L V8 engine which it shares with the Nissan Patrol is a stonking beast and one of the sweetest mills to be found in a 4x4 wagon.
Like the engine, the QX80 shares its 4x4 driveline with the Patrol, so it is a capable off-roader as well, even if the low profile 20-inch tyres, or optional 22s, are less than ideal for the dirt.
The 2018 QX80 gets further styling updates on top of the new front sheetmetal, as well as more driver aids and tech that again raise the value-for-money package.
There’s no word yet from Infiniti as to whether the price of the 2018 QX80 will change from the current model. Pricing will be announced closer to launch. Whatever the price, the updated looks alone will be worth it.
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