Many believe that the main reason for QX70’s discontinuation is because it came too soon. At this time when coupe crossovers weren’t practically existed, Infiniti came up with this model. After strong initial sales numbers, the popularity of this model started to fall down, which led to the eventual discontinuation four years ago. These days, when coupe crossovers are hugely popular, many believe it’s time for the new iteration, which would come as the 2022 Infiniti QX70.
At this point, the officials are still quiet about this model. However, rumors about this comeback are pretty strong, which leads us to the conclusion that something may actually happen. According to unofficial reports, the new model would also be a coupe crossover, a model that represents Nissan’s luxury division in the segment where some of the key players are models like BMW X6, Audi Q8 etc. The new model could arrive already in the next year.
2022 Infiniti QX70 Redesign
When it comes to base design characteristics, we can’t say too much about the new model at this point. Still, many believe that the new 2022 Infiniti QX70 could arrive along with the next-generation QX60, which is on the way. That would mean a quite similar design, which the main difference in the styling, in the rear-end layout.
However, one of the possible issues with such an approach would be the fact that the next-generation QX60 will probably share most of its design characteristics with Nissan Pathfinder again. This would mean an FWD layout and while there is nothing wrong with such design, a premium coupe crossover would still require something more upscale, such as rear-wheel-drive.
Therefore, the new 2022 Infiniti QX70 may use a completely different design approach compared to its more practical counterpart. Therefore, it would probably use an RWD platform, something similar to what we can find in Q50 and Q60 models. At this point, we can tell much more than that. In any case, we expect that the new model would utilize the brand’s latest design language, designed by sleek and curvy lines, complemented with the sloping roof that provides that couple-like look.
The previous generation was criticized for the lack of passenger room and cargo space. However, that was before coupe crossovers became popular. Therefore, we don’t believe this would be seen as a drawback in the future. On the other side, we definitely expect to see improvements in terms of interior quality.
The quality of materials and the overall quality were Infiniti’s weak points in the past but things are changing these days. As a flagship model, the 2022 Infiniti QX70 definitely shouldn’t struggle with that. We count on fine materials and stylish layout, along with a long list of standard and available features.
2022 Infiniti QX70 Engines
When it comes to powertrain, there are several possibilities for the new 2022 Infiniti QX70. A lot of things will depend on the platform. If we take the RWD layout as a more probable solution, there is one engine option that sounds more likely than others. Of course, we are talking about the company’s well-known 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6, which puts out around 400 horsepower. The engine would probably come in pair with a new 9-speed automatic transmission and believe that such a configuration seems good enough to provide some pretty respectable performances.
2022 Infiniti QX70 Release Date and Price
According to rumors, the 2022 Infiniti QX70 could arrive already in the next year. However, keep in mind that the officials are still quiet about this model. So, take the previous paragraphs with a big reserve. If it arrives, we presume that the starting price will certainly go over 50.000 dollars.