The new Monograph concept will underpin the new 2020 Infiniti QX80. The big SUV is getting a new generation and fresh architecture. Nissan decided to revisit its full-size SUV from the premium branch and make it more competitive. Well, the QX80 suffered a facelift in 2017, with some details we could see on the new Monograph concept. Now, it is time for big changes and the new design language. By this move, Infiniti will challenge all the rivals – Lincoln Navigator, Lexus LX 570, Cadillac Escalade, Toyota Land Cruiser.
Well, the drivetrain lineup should remain the same. But, the Japanese company will start the development of a hybrid drivetrain for its full-size SUV. Will it be ready for the upcoming edition? We shall see. The 2020 Infiniti QX80 will come with fewer pounds thanks to the usage of new lightweight materials in its body. Also, the major downside of the SUV was the lack of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. How it could be – paying $65,000 for a car and not getting these? Nissan had to solve this issue.
Nissan Monograph Concept Highlights
Presented in 2017, the Monograph Concept represented “the future big premium SUV”. It is time for changes on the 2020 Infiniti QX80. Having these two claims, it is obvious that the platform will take a huge portion in designing the next full-size SUV. As always, prototypes are too futuristic. Some designing solutions are just not applicable to reality. To boost overall aesthetic and aerodynamic, designers must drop off the parts from the concepts and prototypes. However, the Infiniti QX80 2020 will get more features and lines from the vehicle we saw back in 2017 at the New York Motor Show.
Satin exterior, new “human-eye” headlights, double arch grille, and huge wheels are definitely drawing attention. These parts are going to find its way to the new 2020 Infiniti QX80. The entire front fascia is more squared. On the rear end, we have LED lights and turn signals integrated into them. More black color, sportier bumper, and boxier appearance will make the QX80 more aggressive and attractive to younger buyers.
2020 Infiniti QX80 Interior
QX80 is already one of the most comfortable SUV. Well, that is why it belongs to the luxury class. Or vice versa. Its features are maximizing the comfort, safety, and info-entertaining systems. However, the interior is not up to date compared to its rivals. No Apple CarPlay? No Android Auto? Come on. The 2020 Infiniti QX80 should fix this and add these features to the list of standard equipment. Besides that, the SUV is getting a brand-new dual touchscreen display as a part of the next-gen InTouch infotainment system. This one will bring most things the current version is missing.
The new 2020 Infiniti QX80 will offer seven seating spots. Captain chairs are optional in the second row, and these will make the seating capacity cut to seven places. The interior is surprisingly silent. Although the V8 is under the hood, the cabin isolation will cut down the noise. We will see what kinds of details the new Infiniti QX80 2020 is bringing, but be sure the interior gets a leather treatment.
2020 Infiniti QX80 Specs
The main source of power for the 2020 Infiniti QX80 remains a good-old 5.6-liter V8 unit. It is durable, it is reliable, and it creates a lot of horsepower and torque. Well, it has a cost – enormous consumption. If you want a 400-hp rated SUV, be ready to get only 17 mpg combined in return. Well, this is better than the Toyota Land Cruiser and a few others can do.
Buyers will choose between rear- and all-wheel drive. A seven-speed automatic transmission remains the power router. Also, the 2020 Infiniti QX80 will remain one of the best SUVs in the luxury class concerning the towing capacity. It will offer its drivers total 8,500 pounds for hauling. Lincoln Navigator dominates in this segment with towing capacity over 9,000 pounds.
2020 Infiniti QX80 vs Nissan Armada
The closest sibling of the 2020 Infiniti QX80 is Nissan Armada. Full-size SUVs are sharing many things in common. Of course, QX80 is using more premium features. But, the basic stuff and the drivetrain are the same. So, Armada will get the same V8 engine with similar capabilities. However, the SUV entered the new generation a year before the last generation of Infiniti QX80 was launched. So, the mid-cycle redesign will refresh the look of the Nissan Armada. However, we hope that both SUVs are going to get two missing key parts of the infotainment system – Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
2020 Infiniti QX80 Debut
The Monograph concept is ready and it is just a matter of time when it will be adjusted to the 2020 Infiniti QX80. Sooner or later, the company will present all the changes for the new SUV. However, it is not going to happen before the summer. Soon after the premiere, the new QX80 will hit the dealerships. Changes in the model will lead to a higher starting price. This time, the SUV will cost probably closer to $70,000. High-end models will end up with a six-digit price.