New 2022 Infiniti QX60 fully redesigned inside and out
Keeps the trusty 3.5-Litre V6, but swaps CVT for a 9-speed transmission
Canadian pricing starts at $54,995 MSRP
We finally got to take a closer look at the new QX60 and some of its well-deserved enhancements. This remodel comes at a time where three-row luxury SUVs are multiplying to meet the needs of growing families that demand extra refinement, but that also want their transporter to provide a certain level of enjoyment at the wheel. The QX60 is the brand’s most important product of its catalogue in North America. Needless to say, there’s no room for error.
What’s New About the 2022 QX60 ?
The QX60 said farewell to its aging exterior looks and rolls in completely restyled to recreate the QX60 Monograph concept revealed last year. Although the front remains recognizable and keeps some shapes and elements from the outgoing model, the rear pushes things a little further with a new taillight design, among other changes. The QX60 can now be ordered in two-tone colour schemes with a black roof.
Inside, the QX60 still provides space for up to seven passengers. But according to the manufacturer, second- and third-row passengers now get more hip-to-heel room. As far as cargo space goes, the QX60 can now carry 1,178 litres of cargo if you move the seats forward. There is also a total of 54.1 litres of cargo in its underfloor storage, which is more than double compared to the outgoing model.
The cabin has been completely redefined. What looked like something straight out of the early 2000s is now a simpler and pure interior that uses a completely different set of textures. In the centre, Infiniti installed a new 12.3-inch display, which is standard on all grade levels. The system is fitted with standard wireless Apple CarPlay compatibility and USB-based Android Auto compatibility. Wireless charging, onboard Wi-Fi hotspot and a new digital instrument cluster are part of the changes tech department.
The QX60 is now equipped with the enhanced ProPILOT Assist with Navi Link system. Recently introduced in the new Nissan Rogue, this driver assistance system now combines data sourced from the navigation system to make its operation and behaviour feel more natural. The QX60’s cruise control also gets an enhanced auto-restart that can hold it in traffic for up to 30 seconds without driver input.
Under the hood, the Infiniti QX60 holds on to the proven and reliable 3,5-litre V6 powerplant. However, it finally ditched the anemic continuously variable transmission and brought in an 9-speed automatic. This powertrain produces 295 horsepower and 270 lb-ft of torque and can tow up to 6,000 pounds, which is 1,000 more than the outgoing QX60.
What is the 2022 Infiniti QX60 Price?
The QX60 family is composed of four trims. The pricing for each version is as follows:
- PURE AWD $54,995
- LUXE AWD $59,495
- SENSORY AWD $64,995
- AUTOGRAPH AWD $67,995
When Will the 2022 Infiniti QX60 Arrive on the Market?
The QX60 will arrive in most North American markets later this fall, with other worldwide markets to follow later.
Who Will the 2022 Infiniti QX60 Compete With?
The Infiniti QX60 will compete against the Volvo XC90, the Cadillac XT6, the Genesis GV80 and other two- and three-row midsize luxury SUVs.
What Do We Think of the 2022 Infiniti QX60?
The QX60 stands out of the pack in terms of looks – and we like that about Infiniti. The redesign is refreshing, and it features an upscale blend of Range Rover-like cues along with Japanese culture-impregnated elements that will give it a certain edge over the German competition – which uses the same recipe over and over again (but who can blame them, it works!)
We’re still waiting to give the QX60 a test-drive, and indulge in everything the new interior has to offer in terms of technology and ergonomics. What we do know is that even though the manufacturer outlines enhancements in third-row space, it still feels very tight back there.
With the QX50 not being as popular as Infiniti would have hoped, and the QX55 basically doing the exact same thing, all hopes are pinned on the QX60. But is a redesign, a new transmission and a good price enough to keep up with the big dogs in the segment? We think that although the design improvement over the outgoing QX60 is nothing less than stellar, the QX60 is going to need to bring more driving dynamics to the table if it wants to compete. We will find out soon!