It didn’t take too much time to Nissan and Infiniti chiefs to realize a mistake. Well, we can call it a blunder, since the 2022 Infiniti QX70 is about to return. On the other hand, forget about the old SUV. It was discontinued because the investments in its revisit would be huge. Now, the QX70 is starting the next chapter, the totally new page in its future. The nameplate is coming back, with fresh styling and powertrains.
The 2022 Infiniti QX70 is about to become the next coupe-SUV. The Japanese company debuted in this segment with the QX55, the crossover based on the QX50. There are no doubts which platform is going to underpin the QX70. It is positioned between QX60 and QX80, a couple of all-new models. Both of them are using the Monograph architecture and it seems like a perfect match for the all-new QX70.
What is the 2022 Infiniti QX70?
Infiniti made a strong move by launching the QX55. That is the coupe crossover, mostly familiar with German carmakers. The new vehicle is going to compete with likes of BMW X4, Mercedes GLC Coupe, and Porsche Macan. But, the Japanese company is about to interfere in another business – the SUV class. The 2022 Infiniti QX70 should be a rival to BMW X6 and Porsche Cayenne. Not a bad idea, but the market is somehow limited for such vehicles. If we compare models with standard chassis and coupes, you have to sacrifice the seating capacity and cargo space. Gains are a sportier appearance and better performance.
The QX70 is not going to beat the sales of QX60 and QX80. But, the arrival is going to announce the presence of the Infiniti and the ambitions of the company’s owners. For a couple of years, we haven’t seen any major move. And then, fans of Nissan and its premium branch are going to get a lot of new arrivals. The QX70 is just a rumor for now, but we can expect announcements soon.
Specifications, Engines, Hybrid
A V6 seems to be the perfect drivetrain for the 2022 Infiniti QX70. A 3.5-liter displacement is good for 295 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque. That is the same unit we find under the bonnet of the QX60. A CVT transmission sends power to the front wheels. Towing capacity should be modified compared to the SUV with the standard chassis. Optionally, all-wheel drive can be an upgrade. The coupe styling is going to improve airflow and gas mileage. So, the QX70 could settle around 30 mpg on the highway and 25-26 mpg combined.
To be competitive in the coupe SUV segment, the 2022 Infiniti QX70 will need a more powerful high-end version. Turbocharged V6 engine with 400 hp will be a good alternative. Infiniti is not going to chase BMW M and Mercedes AMG models with 500+ horsepower under the hood. Instead, the Japanese carmaker will turn to a more efficient ride. A hybrid configuration can enhance the power output and gas mileage. However, such a setup is not going to deliver more than 350 ponies.
Pure is the entry-level model for most Infiniti vehicles. The 2022 Infiniti QX70 might start the offer from this point. Nevertheless, there are no details about the complete offer. The SUV is going to feature Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for sure, while the touchscreen display is the center of the infotainment system. Upper trim level offer can be Luxe and Sensory, with heated front seats, advanced safety options with a blind-spot monitor, and larger wheels. The top of the range trim is Premium and for the QX70, it can also be a hybrid. Various upgrades are also going to be available for adding. Those are unique wheels, 4×4 drive, premium audio.
2022 Infiniti QX70 Release Date and Price
Since it is positioned between QX60 and QX80, the company will settle the price of the 2022 Infiniti QX70 at the same range. That is why we can expect it about $60,000. Also, there are further options, such as the performance and hybrid versions. In this case, buyers will have to add at least $10,000 for such add-ons, and fully equipped QX70 will cost around $75,000.