The Japanese crossover Infiniti QX60 is evolving while remaining completely recognizable. Regardless of the year of manufacture, these cars are of high quality and reliability. At Indy Auto Man, Indianapolis, you can always find several QX60 models to choose from. Check the availability right now!
The luxury version of the Nissan Pathfinder under the Infiniti brand debuted at the Los Angeles Auto Show at the end of 2011. The model was called Infiniti JX35 but then received the name QX60 in connection with the new proprietary indexing system in 2013. The crossover was initially aimed at the American market, where it quickly became Infiniti's most popular model.
The Infiniti QX60 SUV receives upgrades regularly. First, the crossover changed the American-style soft chassis settings to tighter calibrations. In 2016, the exterior was adjusted, and acquired improved sound insulation, higher-quality finishing materials, and a shorter steering mechanism.
Like previous facelifts, the update for the 2019 model year did not become radical. And yet, such a revision allowed the company to sell even more than with the previous generation.
In 2021, the car experienced a generational change—its design, interior, and power plant changed, and many advanced electronic assistants appeared.
In 2016, technically and externally, the QX60 remained almost unchanged, and the set of equipment was only updated.
The crossover has changed in detail and has become better in small things. A dense chrome mesh appeared instead of the horizontal slats of the false radiator grille. The soft rear bumper frowned with a stern grin, the trunk lid lost its stamping under the glass, and a shark fin took the place of the standard antenna on the roof. But the main discovery is the optics: stylish taillights with LED strips and nice bi-xenon headlights with LED running light elements. It has become a little more modern and brighter, and the range of colors and wheels has been updated, although, for some reason, the brown color scheme, which was ideal for this car, was removed.
The equipment by trims include:
The restyling of the Infinity QX60 2019 model year brought several neat improvements to the already popular and sought-after crossover. The car has a new trim for LED fog lights, and a logo appears on the body indicating all-wheel drive. External mirrors are now automatically shaded, and the modernized front optics have learned to play with a beam of light, switching from near to far. Finally, the color range has been replenished with three new shades: Deep Bordeaux (rich burgundy), Mocha Almond (dark brown), and Imperial Black (purple-black).
Inside, decorative trims made of varnished maple are now available in all trim levels. A new textured chip key has appeared that remembers the settings of the audio system, climate control, and navigation. But the main innovation in the cabin is, of course, the upgraded 8-inch display of the InTouch media center (replacing Connect Premium 08IT). Unfortunately, there is no support for Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and MirrorLink services. However, the screen boasts a clearer picture, faster software, better recognition of voice commands, and menu icons that can now be dragged around the screen, just like on a smartphone.
Otherwise, this is a well-known QX60 with a slightly outdated console configuration, an analog instrument panel, wide and deep seats upholstered in perforated leather and pleasant-to-touch plastic trim, an optional panoramic roof, three-zone climate control with an air ionizer, and 8-inch headrest monitors and luxury Bose acoustics with 13 speakers.
An almost full third row of seats is an absolute competitive advantage - adults up to 180 cm tall can sit in relative comfort in the back.
The upgraded 3.5-liter naturally aspirated gasoline engine increases performance, especially in mountainous areas. The updated SUV now takes 0.2 seconds less to accelerate to sixty, and the fuel economy remains approximately at the same level - up to 20 MPG city/27 MPG Highway.
Those who need more efficiency may look towards a hybrid modification based on a 2.5-liter gasoline four and an electric motor Infiniti Direct Response Hybrid with a total power of 250 hp. Such a car consumes less fuel and accelerates to sixty only 0.4 s slower than the version with an internal combustion engine.
As before, by rotating the toggle switch on the central tunnel, you can select one of four driving modes (Eco, Standard, Sport, and Snow). The second and third allow you to drive cheerfully - the variator imitates the operation of hydromechanical automatics during kick-down, and the response to the gas is always predictable and lively. But in Eco and Snow, the accelerator pedal predictably becomes weak, and the QX60 turns phlegmatic, accelerating smoothly even when the gas pedal is pressed to the floor. As before, you won’t be able to brake with the engine on steep descents - the gearbox does not register lower gears, and the speed turns out to be higher than you expected - you have to use the braking system more actively.
The second-generation Infiniti QX60 large crossover debuted in the US in the summer of 2021. It received a modern design and advanced electronics but remained faithful to the classic naturally aspirated 3.5l V6 engine. In terms of exterior design, the new generation QX60 is similar to the younger QX50 model, but it has an optional roof painted in contrasting black.
The main thing that the previous QX60 is criticized for is its outdated interior, compared to its main competitors, Lexus and Acura. The latest Infiniti SUV not only looks modern but is also well-equipped. The dashboard has two 12.3-inch high-resolution screens and a media center, as well as a 10.8-inch projection on the windshield. The center console houses a digital-analog control unit for the audio system and climate control - the standard equipment of the model includes a 3-zone one with an optional air ionizer.
The interior of the 2021 Infiniti QX60 has become more spacious and comfortable, although the wheelbase has not changed. The zero gravity front seats were developed in collaboration with the private Keio University, considered one of the most prestigious in Japan. The creators of these seats compare the sensations of passengers with astronauts in space. As standard, the front seats of the Infiniti QX60 are electrically adjustable and heated.
The pumped-up ProPILOT Assist adaptive cruise control system keeps the car in the lane and allows you to automatically move away even after a long stop at a traffic light (up to 30 seconds). The system works with navigation, changing speed depending on the terrain and road profile: if the car in front disappears around a sharp turn, even having lost its landmark, the Infiniti QX60 will not immediately begin to accelerate.
Despite the dramatic changes in the exterior and interior, practically nothing has changed under the hood. As before, the QX60 is equipped with a 3.5-liter naturally aspirated V6 producing 299 hp, but instead of a CVT, the crossover now has a 9-speed automatic with an elegant electronic selector. Infiniti cites the increased weight and carrying capacity as the reason for replacing the transmission - the old variator would not have been able to handle it. All-wheel drive versions also have a new rear axle coupling.
This car has everything you need to know about how the Japanese see the ideal American car. A spacious interior, a solid V6 under the hood, and a hint of off-road capability - not as obvious as in the case of the Mastodon QX80, but enough so that you don't feel like you bought a minivan. Visit Indy Auto Man for a test drive around Indianapolis and become the owner of a luxurious vehicle for a fraction of the price.