Thursday, August 5, 2021
News All-New 2022 Infiniti QX60 Will Get A New 9-Speed Automatic Transmission

All-New 2022 Infiniti QX60 Will Get A New 9-Speed Automatic Transmission

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  • The new 9-speed will be mated to the 3.5-litre V6.

  • The continuously variable transmission is gone.

  • The new QX60 is expected to arrive later this year.


It’s no secret that Infiniti needs a serious break and a product that will turn its fortunes around. And the all-new 2022 Infiniti QX60 could be it. The QX60 Monograph concept was revealed last September and the design exercise proved to be quite attractive. Now, we have details about the SUV’s powertrain.

It’s no secret that the Infiniti QX60 is the Nissan Pathfinder’s clone, with a number of added premium touches. The new 2022 QX60 will feature the same 3.5-litre V6 and ZF 9-speed automatic transmission combo as in the Pathfinder. On paper, the QX60’s V6 produces 295 horsepower compared to the Pathfinder’s 284.

2022 Infiniti QX60 | Photo: Infiniti

“The all-new QX60 has a direct and linear acceleration feel. It gives the driver confidence to not only increase their standing start but also passing on the freeway and in the city,” said Dave Kiesel, manager of powertrain performance at INFINITI’s Arizona Testing Center. “You just step on the pedal, it downshifts, and you go. The all-new 9-speed has a larger ratio spread — almost 10:1. This gives the customer the ability to have a standing start performance that is confident and responsive. The corollary of that is also that you maintain your fuel economy on the highway,” Kiesel added.

The final production version of the 2022 Infiniti QX60 will debut soon.

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2022 Infiniti QX60 | Photo: Infiniti

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