The facelifted Infiniti QX80 has yet to make its international debut, but the first wave of pictures have already surfaced online. Visually, the updated face bears close resemblance to the QX80 Monograph concept previewed earlier in April, making it significantly more pleasing to the eye despite the subtle enhancements.

New to the fascia are the larger grille, sleeker LED headlamps with LED daytime running lights, restyled bumper with new fog lamps and neater fender vents. The rear also gets some visual tweaks, with a new bumper and an adjoining chrome strip between the wholly-redesigned tail lamps. It sits on 20-inch wheels as standard, but this can be upgraded to 22-inch items if desired.

Inside, the cabin is barely touched, save for new wood trimmings, redesigned cup holders and revised instrument panel lighting. Apparently, Infiniti improved on insulation, while providing new black carpeting and an updated rear seat entertainment system with larger displays.

Powering this behemoth is the same naturally-aspirated 5.6 litre V8 engine, making 405 hp at 5,800 rpm and 560 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm. Drive is sent to all four corners through a seven-speed automatic gearbox. The 0-100 km/h sprint is done in 6.8 seconds and top speed is pegged at 210 km/h, while its combined fuel consumption is rated at 14.5 litres per 100 km (yes, you read that right) based on the NEDC cycle.

The 5.3 metre-long QX80 was first introduced in Malaysia back in 2014, carrying a sticker price of RM798k before insurance. As of 2017, a seven-year, unlimited-mileage warranty is packaged along with the purchase.