According to the latest reports, Infiniti is working hard on the next generation QX50. The redesigned crossover should be ready for production in several next months, so the manufacturer could introduce it in early 2017 as the 2018 Infiniti QX50. We haven’t seen any testing model yet, but since they already presented a concept version of the upcoming SUV, it isn’t too hard to guess the overall styling. The new-gen QX50 will largely look like the impressive QX Sport Inspiration Concept. The carmaker hasn’t confirmed that, but we are absolutely positive about this matter.
2018 Infiniti QX50: Changes and Styling
Judging by the proportions of the concept, the 2018 Infiniti QX50 will probably become a bit smaller. Still, the slight length reduce won’t have any big influence on the interior design, because the SUV is getting a new and much better architecture, which will provide the unchanged cab proportions. Speaking of the inside, we gotta mention that the future QX50 won’t feature exactly the same layout as the concept. The QX Sport Inspiration was introduced as the four-seater, while the production model should have a traditional rear bench. On the other hand, they will keep the futuristic dash design, which packs almost all functions into the large central display screen and steering wheel, which controls the instrument display in the front of it. The crossover won’t have any side mirrors – instead, the manufacturer will put rear-facing cameras that will provide a far better visibility.
As for the exterior styling, we think that the carmaker won’t change anything at all. The bodywork is really enchanting, so we think that there is no need for any further adjustments. The fascinating layout sports pretty dominant front end with large grille and impressive LED headlights. Around back, the crossover looks even more appealing due the angular taillights and really large dual exhaust tip.
Power and Price
Powertrain wise, the 2018 QX50 crossover will likely get a new twin turbo 3.0-liter V6 engine. The unit has two power outputs, and the vehicle should get both 300 and 400 horsepower setups. The mill will be matted to a seven-speed automatic transmission, and will power either the standard rear or optional all wheels.
Like we said, the all-new QX50 SUV will arrive sometime next year, and the starting price should be around $36K.