2016 Infiniti QX60

The facelifted Infiniti QX60 has just been revealed. In summary, the seven-seater now comes with two different engines and a total of four variants. This includes the QX60, QX60 AWD, QX60 Hybrid and QX60 Hybrid AWD – with both front- and all-wheel drive layouts.

Like its siblings, design-wise, the QX60 features flowing lines, a double-arch front grille, double-wave hood and a crescent-cut D-pillar. In front it comes with a front underbody spoiler, while standard are bi-xenon headlamps with LED daytime running lights, LED front fog lamps and chrome finishers.

The rear features an integrated spoiler, and the hatch with power lift function also features chrome finishers, while a new roof-mounted shark fin antenna has been added – it works in tandem with the in-glass antenna. Overall, the QX60 achieves the same drag coefficient numbers of 0.34 Cd.

A new addition for the 2016 QX60 is the use of acoustic glass, which is made out of three layers. Infiniti claims that it provides better insulation from high frequency noise, while the side glass minimises wind noise and tyre noise, therefore contributing to better noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) at constant speeds.

2016 Infiniti QX60

Inside, the seven-seater features a flat platform floor. The second-row seating has a 150 mm travel and can be adjusted for more legroom or cargo space. Getting into the third-row is more accessible with wide door openings. A 60:40 split-folding is available for the second-row seats, while the third row has a 50:50 split folding ratio. Both rows can be reclined for added comfort.

“Graphite Weave” is the standard interior leather trim for the QX60. Soft-touch materials with contrast stitching can be found on the upper instrument panel – stitchings, which are also found on the door panels, are available in three colours: Graphite, Java and Wheat. Chrome accents are applied to the driver’s cockpit, while the gear knob and surround comes get a new design and finish.

A one-touch open/close and tilting power sliding tinted moonroof with sliding sunshade is standard across the range. The brand says that it has revised the tri-zone automatic temperature control system with microfilter, to give better air insulation to the first- and second-row passengers

It comes with six-speakers, while the infotainment system features SiriusXM satellite radio. Bluetooth connectivity and a USB connection port are also available as well. The 3.5 litre models get three additional USB charging ports, one in the second row and two in the third-row seating.

2016 Infiniti QX60

Infiniti Personal Assistant is also featured in the QX60. It gives owners 24-hour access to a team of professional assistants. One can make reservations, get directions, access gift services and much more at the touch of a button. Infiniti Connection services, which include 24-hour automatic crash notification, emergency call, enhance roadside assistance and much more, are also available in certain models.

Two engine options are available, a 3.5 litre V6 that’s mated to a sport-tuned electronically controlled CVT transmission with D-Step Logic and manual shift mode. The engine produces 265 hp at 6,400 rpm and 336 Nm of torque at 4,400 rpm. Revised engine mounts are also present.

Powering the hybrid variants is a supercharged 2.5 litre four-cylinder engine and an electric motor that is powered by a lithium-ion battery pack. It produces 250 hp and 329 Nm of torque. New, are electric active controlled, liquid-filled engine mounts that reduce in-cabin vibration and enhances cornering as well.

At the front wheels are independent front struts and a multi-link rear suspension with new absorbers and springs. Standard are 235/65R18 T-rated all-season tyres.

2016 Infiniti QX60

Safety tech updates are available in the QX60’s revised options package. A few of these tech include Forward Emergency Braking (FEB) with Pedestrian Detection function, Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Backup Collision Intervention (BCI) and for parking an Around View Monitor (AVM) with Moving Object Detection (MOD) is also present.

An optional Deluxe Technology Package, that includes quilted seat bases with maple accents and an Advanced Climate Control with Plasmacluster, grape polyphenol filter and auto recirculation. A panoramic moonroof with power rear sunshade are also part of this package.

The QX60 is available in seven colours, including Liquid Platinum, Black Obsidian, Hermosa Blue, Majestic White, Graphite Shadow, and a new Hagane Blue and Jade Green. According to the brand, the QX60 will go on sale in selected markets by 2016.