Infiniti is Nissan’s luxury branch that produces high end models. Buyers that drive crossovers from Japanese company, can feel comfort, while vehicles also have excellent exterior design. Drivetrains are always at top level, and that is a recipe for success. Now, Infiniti is refreshing its SUV lineup, where entry-level model is QX50. This vehicle will be modified after 5 years, since last major update was in 2013. Next generation is starting with 2018 Infiniti QX50. However, we believe that new model is going to keep powertrains from its predecessor, which is biggest disappointment about the crossover.
2018 Infiniti QX50 redesign
High-quality materials, modern features, attractive exterior and many more can be expected from 2018 Infiniti QX50. Interior is dominated by leather upholstery. There are wooden details to break monotony. New dashboard is highlighted with touch-screen display, where driver can see what is happening around him through camera. Audio system is upgraded, as well as connection methods. Air conditioning is also at higher level than before. Outside, front of the new QX50 is changed. Grille was revisited, and designers changed headlights. Fender is going to suffer some modifications also, and new 19-inch wheels are installed for base models. Platform is the same as before and additions, such as LED signs on showcases are refreshment.
2018 Infiniti QX50 engine
We believe that new crossover will get power from 3.7-l V6 engine. Transmission mated to powertrain should be 7-speed automatic. Power is sent to front wheels by default, and all-wheel drive system is optional. For FWD, 2018 Infiniti QX50 can make around 320 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque. Less torque is provided with AWD models. Other possibility could be 3.0-l turbo-diesel engine. Better fuel economy, more torque, but less power is provided from this type of engine.
Braking system is improved, and overall estimated consumption of 2018 QX50 could be around 21 mpg combined. According to sources, this crossover will run 17 mpg in urban areas and 25 mpg on highway. There is still a lot of time for improvements, so fans and enthusiasts hope that engineers can add one or two miles to its consumption rate.