2015 Infiniti QX80 Redesign — Changes & New Limited Trim
The 2015 Infiniti QX80 is introduced at the 2014 New York Auto Show. This full-size SUV come with the same platform, dimensions and powertrain, but its appearance is new. There are also some new safety high-end features. Thanks to the exterior changes and interior improvements, the 2015 Infiniti QX80 has a lot to offer this time. There are redesigned fascias, new wheels, colors and interior upgrades, as well as the premium trim, which changes the name of this SUV to the 2015 Infiniti QX80 Limited. Thanks to the popularity of the QX80, which is the top of the Infiniti’s range regarding the size and price, the manufacturer decided to treat it with a luxurious trim. The QX80 Limited brings more refined interior with upscale leather and special wood. This three-row SUV has the same V-8 engine. While the redesigned 2015 Infiniti QX80 will be released during this fall, the Limited version comes a little bit later, but certainly by the end of this year.
2015 Infiniti QX80 Refreshed Exterior & Limited Trim Improvements
The redesign of the 2015 Infiniti QX80 couldn’t be considered as a major one, but all the changes contribute to the really fresh and modern feel. Since both the front- and the rear-end are redesigned, the 2015 QX80 looks updated. However, those changes doesn’t affect its recognizable appearance. The front fascia is inspired by the Infiniti Q50 sedan. This touch of elegance improved the overall feel, so now this robust three-row SUV looks more luxurious and sophisticated. They used LED technology for headlights and fog lights, but also they used it for turn signals, too. As for the rear end, it looks basically unchanged, but there are slightly bigger rear bumper and LED taillights. The 2015 Infiniti QX80 Limited looks more attractive, as expected. It has darkened headlights and taillights, lighting below the running boards and a lot of dark chrome. While the standard QX80 has 20-inch alloy wheels, the Limited version has 22-inch forged alloy wheels. Like we already mentioned, there are three new body colors — Graphite Shadow, Majestic White and Hermosa Blue. Of course, the 2015 QX80 Limited has six body color options. Three of them are reserved for the Limited trim only — Mocha Almond, Dakar Bronze and Imperial Black.
2015 Infiniti QX80 Interior And Features
The redesigned interior of the 2015 Infiniti QX80 is skillfully crafted to be comfortable and stylish. Standard features are heated steering wheel wrapped in leather, as well as heated front seats, leather upholstery, 13-speaker Bose audio system, sunroof, navigation, Predictive Forward Collision Warning and High Beam Assist. The safety is improved by standard ABS, brake assist and stability control. All the features available with the base model are available with the Limited version. However, the QX80 Limited has additional Truffle Brown leather upholstery and ash wood trim. There are also convenience features such as tri-zone climate control, Around View Monitor, power driver seat adjustable in ten ways, etc. There are also option packages available — Driver Assistance, Deluxe Technology and Theater package.
2015 Infiniti QX80 Powertrain — V-8, Transmission And Drive
Like we said before, the 2015 Infiniti QX80 will keep the same powertrain. It’s powered by a 5.6-liter V-8 engine, which generates 400 horsepower and 413 lb-ft of torque. This engine is paired with 7-speed automatic transmission. While the standard QX80 comes with rear-wheel drive, while all-wheel drive is available as an option, the QX80 Limited has only all-wheel drive. At this point, there are no EPA fuel economy estimations, but it’s expected that the new QX80 doesn’t have significantly improved fuel efficiency.
2015 Infiniti QX80 & QX80 Limited Release Date And Estimated Price
The 2015 Infiniti QX80 will be available this fall, while the QX80 Limited will be released by the end of the year. As for the price, there is no official information yet, but some estimations say that it shouldn’t be much higher than the current model’s MSRP. So, the entry price will probably be between $65,000 and $70,000.