After the QX55, Infiniti plans to add another coupe-SUV to its lineup. The new model will be a mid-size vehicle based on the QX60. We believe the company will use the 2021 Infiniti QX70 to compete with BMW X6 and Porsche Cayenne.
Well, the new nameplate is not so simple to add. We saw this model in production until 2017. After a short break and a redesign, the SUV comes back to give another shot. We hope it will be more successful.
Infiniti is updating drivetrains for all 2021 season models. More hybrids and even EVs will join the lineup. The focus is on the crossover and SUV range, which means the 2021 Infiniti QX70 could get a kind of an electric unit.
Everything about the QX70 comeback is still a speculation, but we have a lot of reasons to believe in it. All companies are expanding SUV lineups. A luxury coupe-SUV is something that seems a legit update. Also, there are a few new platforms presented by both Infiniti and Nissan. This could be a kick start for the new vehicle. Still, there are a lot of other questions regarding the sales and practicality of the coupe-like SUV.
2021 Infiniti QX70 Engines
The new 2021 Infiniti QX70 will take a spot between the mid-size QX60 and the full-size QX80. That means a powertrain will be pretty capable. The new SUV can borrow an engine from the vehicle it is based on, but also a V8 to provide more power to its drivers. If we take a look at similar vehicles, the QX70 will definitely need a lot of energy. The last time it was available, the company used a 5.0-liter V8 powerplant capable to deliver 400 hp and 390 lb-ft of torque.
Now, the 2021 Infiniti QX70 will probably rely on the V6. As the base drivetrain. For its siblings, this unit is producing 295 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque. The fuel economy is also respectable and the engine can send power to the front or all wheels. Still, the coupe-SUV class is well known for high outputs. The solution is to add a 5.6-liter V8 engine to the lineup. In this case, the QX70 can get 400+ horsepower, but also a much heavier system that will harm the gas mileage.
GT-R sports car can provide an additional option. Still, the new SUV doesn’t need 600 ponies. A single turbocharger instead of a twin-turbo system could suit it better. Also, don’t say no to the possible new unit.
Hybrid and Plug-In Hybrid
Infiniti is developing new systems. Well, the company is not offering details about the progress and possible vehicles getting electric drivetrains. Experts believe all but QX80 are definitely going hybrid or PHEV in 2021. The company invests a lot of funds into this project and they are even making a pause in 2020 with updates. So, expectations from the 2021 season for all Infinitis are huge.
2021 Infiniti QX70 Styling
As said, the 2021 Infiniti QX70 will be an SUV between the QX60 and QX80. One of them is a mid-size three-row model, while the other one belongs to the full-size class. So, the only solution is to see the QX70 as a coupe-SUV. It won’t be the only one in the near future. Infiniti teased us with the QX55 concept, which will be a coupe-crossover based on the QX50.
At this moment there are no teaser images or spy photos of the new QX70. Well, the old model had a sloped roof, making it more aggressive. It will boost the visual appearance, but the interior is not going to offer as much space as the QX60. The third row is vanishing for the upcoming model. Also, the new infotainment system is on the way. InTouch could even get a higher level of autonomous drive. Nissan, as the parent company, announced development of Level 4. However, the release date was not unveiled.
The biggest rivals to the 2021 Infiniti QX70 will be German SUVs. BMW X6 and Mercedes GLE are leaders in this segment, while the Porsche Cayenne is there for buyers looking for the more luxurious offer. We can hear that Cadillac XT6 could make a special lineup of coupe models.
2021 Infiniti QX70 Release Date and Price
The new QX70 is not coming until 2021. The coupe-SUV could appear as the concept first, and the production could start later. The company is not responding to questions regarding the coupe model, but they hinted that such a vehicle is possible in the future. There are a lot of other mysteries about the QX70 and it is the best to wait for an official debut. Like its position in the lineup, the price will settle somewhere between QX60 and QX80. That is probably around $55,000. However, it will depend on an engine choice, especially if QX70 appears as the PHEV.
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