The updated 2018 Infiniti QX80 SUV’s front end has been teased prior to the vehicle’s debut at the upcoming Dubai International Motor Show.
Infiniti gave us an idea of what to expect from the mildly refreshed QX80 when it debuted the QX80 Monograph Concept at the 2017 New York Auto Show. Based on this teaser, it looks as though the concept’s influence on the production car is heavy, with a very similar grille and lower bumper section. The headlights are another major point of change, appearing much more modern and up-to-date than the lights on the 2017 model year QX80.
“Infiniti’s design DNA has been scaled up for our largest SUV,” said chief designer Alfonso Albaisa. “The QX80 brings a new commanding presence with powerful muscularity and enhanced horizontal movement. Our designers raised the visual height of our iconic double arch grille and signature headlamps striking an unmistakable road presence.”
Rumors indicate the updated QX80 will retain the same platform and 5.6-liter V8 engine as the current model. Some minor adjustments may be made to the chassis for added refinement and comfort, and the 400 horsepower V8 may get a little extra muscle, but don’t expect anything too major. Some interior changes may also be made and we wouldn’t be surprised to see a more up-to-date center interior display screen used.
The 2018 QX80 will debut on November 14th. We’re expecting it to arrive at dealers sometime early next year.
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