Infiniti’s mid-size SUV has just been redesigned. The new generation brings improvements in various aspects and represents a way better value than the previous model. Therefore, it’s hard to believe that the 2023 Infiniti QX60, which will represent the second production year of the generation, could bring more important changes. We are about to see a familiar design, with familiar design and features. However, some sources speculate about the possibility to see a hybrid version, which would use Nissan’s latest technology. At this point, the officials are still quiet on this matter.
With the new hybrid powertrain or not, the 2023 Infiniti QX60 will continue to deliver familiar characteristics. We like this SUV for many reasons, starting from the spacious and very elegant cabin. Also, the new 9-speed automatic transmission works great, while the engine provides enough power for a convenient ride.
Considering that bigger changes probably won’t happen, we presume that the launch date will be scheduled for the last quarter of the year.
2023 Infiniti QX60 Design
Design-wise, things will definitely remain the same. The recent redesign has brought a lot of novelties and big improvements, so there is no need for bigger updates in the future. The new generation continued to ride on a good-old D platform, but this architecture received significant updates. Although the wheelbase is the same as in the previous model, there is a more refined suspension setup that ensures a pretty engaging ride, which wasn’t the case with the previous generation. At the same time, the ride is quite comfortable.
Visually, the new generation takes a lot of inspiration from the Monograph concept. It looks modern and elegant, with a few futuristic touches. The QX60 is definitely among the better-looking models in the class and therefore, we expect it will continue without bigger changes for the next year.
While the previous generation wasn’t particularly impressive in this aspect, the new model features one of the nicest cabins in the segment. The dashboard looks attractive, combining elegant design solutions with lots of tech features. Furthermore, the materials are pretty impressive, while the build quality, as well as attention to detail, is at a high level as well.
Besides great quality, this cabin offers a lot of space. The front row is spacious and accommodates adults with ease, while the company traditionally offers pretty impressive seats in terms of comfort and support. The second row is also very spacious and very comfortable. On the other hand, 114.2 inches in the wheelbase means limitations in terms of the third row, which is typically tight for the segment.
The cargo area offers around 14.5 cubic feet of space behind the third-row seats, 41.6 cubic feet with the third row folded, and 75.4 of the total cargo volume. Those are pretty good numbers for the segment.
Considering that we are talking about the second production year, it’s hard to believe that bigger novelties in terms of standard and available features could happen. Instead, most of the things will remain the same as in the current model. So, base versions should come standard with goodies like tri-zone climate control, panoramic sunroof, 7-inch digital gauge cluster, a 12.3-inch touch screen, a nine-speaker stereo, HD Radio, satellite radio, Bluetooth, USB ports, a Wi-Fi hot spot, Android Auto, and wireless Apple CarPlay. Among upgrades, expect to find the remote start, 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, navigation, wireless device charging, and a 17-speaker Bose audio system.
When it comes to safety features, base models should come standard with a rearview camera, rear parking sensors, forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, automatic emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, lane departure warning. Among options, expect to find things like head-up display, adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, surround-view camera, front parking sensors, traffic sign recognition etc.
2023 Infiniti QX60 Engines
When it comes to powertrain, we are getting reports that suggest a possible addition of the hybrid version, which would use Nissan’s new e-POWER technology. This system works in the way that electric motors run the wheels, while the gasoline engine works as a generator and charges the battery. At this point, the officials are still quiet about this.
On the other hand, the standard version will continue with the well-known 3.5-liter V6, which puts out around 295 horsepower and provides pretty good driving dynamics. The biggest change compared to the previous generation is that the CVT has been replaced with a 9-speed automatic transmission, which makes the ride better in every aspect.
The average fuel economy goes around 21 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway, which is typical for the segment.
2023 Infiniti QX60 Release Date and Price
We expect that the 2023 Infiniti QX60 will hit the market sometime in the last quarter of the year, with a starting price of around 47.500 dollars. Key competitors are models like Genesis GV80, Cadillac XT6 etc.