The updated Infiniti QX80 has been teased in a series of photos, ahead of its full debut at the Dubai motor show.
Based on the QX80 Monograph concept, which debuted at this year’s New York motor show, the updated QX80 is reportedly based on the same underpinnings as the current model. The same platform also provides a base for the Nissan Patrol.
We’ll have to wait until November 14, Dubai time, to see how much the “new” QX80 differs from the current model, but the teaser images show the revised four-wheel drive will sport a sleeker and more attractive front end.
At the front, there are new headlight units, which have been moved up the redesigned front fascia. This means there’s no longer a huge step between the front wheel arches and the bonnet bulge.
Infiniti promises the updated QX80 will feature a “luxurious cabin and a hand-crafted interior”. We can see from the teaser image set there will be new door trims featuring pleated leather, at least on some trim levels.
As is currently the case, the QX80 will probably find most favour in the Middle East and the USA, where the vehicle’s size and fuel economy are less of an issue.
So far this year, Infiniti has found 59 Australian buyers for the QX80, well behind the segment leading Mercedes-Benz GLS (781), not mention its less luxurious Nissan Patrol (711) sibling.