Published on June 24th, 2021 | by Subhash Nair0
All-New Infiniti QX60 Debuts With 9-Speed ZF Auto
The 2nd generation Infiniti QX60 debuts with design cues from the Monograph concept.
Infiniti may be dead in Malaysia, but the premium Japanese marque is still alive and well in the USA, where it started its life. Today, they unveiled the 2nd generation QX60 model, designed from the ground up to take advantage of Nissan’s D Platform, which also underpins the 5th generation Nissan Pathfinder.
This large, 3-row luxury SUV comes packed with the latest technology and design cues from the recent Infiniti Monograph concept.
Powering this sizeable vehicle is a 295-horsepower 3.5-litre V6 transversely mounted to an all-new 9-speed automatic that is sourced from ZF. There’s an all-new direct coupling all-wheel-drive system that instantly engages when it detects wheel slip.
Up to 50% of the engine’s output can be sent to the rear wheels, with Active Brake Limited Slip functionality helping individual wheels to redirect torque as needed.
Learn more about how the new Infiniti QX60 is equipped from the press release below. Don’t expect a Malaysian launch, as Infiniti Malaysia has shut its doors.
The all-new 2022 Infiniti QX60 three-row SUV packs a raft of Infiniti’s intuitive technology features that make it the most family-friendly SUV yet from the automaker, all paired to a carefully crafted interior and sleek exterior.
The all-new 2022 QX60 was reimagined from the ground up to deliver excellent comfort for up to seven inside with more room for passengers. The particulars are worth poring over: Available quilted semi-aniline leather appointments, decadent open-pore wood trim, and subtle but expressive details help create a warm environment. Outside, the QX60 ushers in a refined, modern look for Infiniti with an upright stance, bold available color-contrast roof, and exceptional details including an origami-inspired mesh grille and “digital piano key” lighting signatures.
All feature a powerful 3.5-liter V-6, all-new 9-speed automatic. Buyers can opt for an advanced Intelligent All-Wheel-Drive system that features a new direct-coupling AWD engagement for seamless power transfer.
Additionally, all Infiniti QX60s feature a new Infiniti InTouch™ 12.3-inch Interactive Display touchscreen for infotainment with wireless Apple CarPlay and USB-based Android Auto compatibility software. An available Infiniti 12.3-inch Dynamic Meter Display in front of the driver renders beautifully crisp information such as speed, navigation information and more, and can be paired with a sharp 10.8-inch head-up display.
The all-new 2022 QX60 includes enhanced features that made the nameplate a bestseller for Infiniti. For example, the QX60 keeps its ingenious sliding and tilting seats for the second row, allowing easy access to the third row without removing a child safety seat.
Practical and proactive, too. An enhanced ProPILOT Assist system also debuts on the Infiniti QX60 and draws information from the onboard navigation system to support its driver. The ProPILOT Assist with Navi Link system can proactively slow the car for sharp bends or off-ramps and can automatically adjust the QX60’s speed when engaged. In stop-and-go traffic, the system can slow the QX60 to a stop and restart travel after up to 30 seconds stationary.
Harmony through design
With the all-new 2022 Infiniti QX60, designers created a new expression for the premium brand by combining powerful athleticism with harmony and simplicity. The combination is a new hallmark in Infiniti’s design language, underscored by the available brilliant Moonbow Blue shade that reproduces deep blues and violets that blanket the summer sky at dusk.
The finer details have embedded and unique, yet subtle, Japanese essence: kimono folds in the headlamps, origami in the grille, and ripples on a pond in the leather-appointed seats. The mesh within the QX60’s signature double-arched grille was inspired by the intricate folds of traditional Japanese origami. Below, embossed Infiniti lettering underneath the iconic badge elegantly announces the Infiniti QX60’s arrival.
Eye-catching chrome frames the signature grille and reaches up toward the corners into Infiniti’s signature piano key LED headlights, which are standard on all QX60 grade levels.
An understated character line runs the length of the QX60, bisecting its equally appealing, available two-tone roof from its lower body. The black roof – a first for Infiniti – visually reaches toward the rear wheels and is emphasized with chrome accents that frame the expansive greenhouse.
The lower body simply balances that tension with maximum effect. Flowing curves drape over the front and rear wheels, with 20-inch machine-finished alloy wheels available on most grade levels.
At the rear, digital piano key lighting – seen on the stunning QX60 Monograph design study revealed last year – creates an unmistakable look at night. The rear taillight signature echoes the distinctive front LED headlamp display, which features an intricate kimono-fold pattern that connects with the origami-inspired mesh grille and understated yet poignant Japanese design elements throughout the Infiniti QX60’s interior and exterior.
Exceptional interior appointments
Exquisite details, curated materials, and tailored artistry adorns the interior of the all-new 2022 Infiniti QX60. The spacious cabin is assembled with precision and wrapped in premium soft-touch materials with a craftsman’s feel. Available Saddle Brown semi-aniline leather appointments showcase the subtle curves with handsome, double-stitch contrast accents and piping.
For the QX60, an all-new AUTOGRAPH grade level embodies the expert precision and exceptional feel for the all-new SUV. Sumptuous, quilted semi-aniline leather accouterments in the first two rows of seating echo ripples on a pond; embossed seatbacks epitomize the artistic, human touches throughout the cabin; and rich open-pore wood brings warmth and natural beauty into the Infiniti QX60.
Ambient interior lighting bathes the cabin with soft but expressive lighting on entry and exit, enhancing every occasion driver and passengers climb into the all-new 2022 Infiniti QX60. A standard panoramic moonroof opens the airy cabin further with natural light in the day; drama, and moonlight at night.
Serene comfort, impressive versatility
The tranquil interior of the all-new 2022 Infiniti QX60 is highly functional in the ways owners and passengers expect. All of the comfort and convenience of the 2022 QX60’s predecessor is retained in the all-new model, including child seat-friendly tilting and sliding second-row seats that allow easy, one-touch third-row access while keeping child safety seats in place in the second row.
All QX60s feature ergonomically designed “zero gravity” seats in the first row to carry driver and front passengers more comfortably. With an advanced structure, Infiniti’s zero-gravity seats attempt to replicate the experience felt by astronauts in zero-gravity conditions. Developed in a joint study with Yamazaki Laboratory at Keio University, the seats more closely follow the natural curvatures of the human spine and reduce pressure on the hips, so driver and passengers arrive at their destinations feeling more refreshed. Front-row occupants enjoy standard, 8-way power-adjustable heated seats that adapt to myriad body types.
Second- and third-row passengers receive specially designed, ergonomically shaped seats that align more comfortably to passengers’ backs and offer more hip-to-heel space than QX60’s predecessor.
In addition to the remarkable comfort provided by the advanced interior construction, on selected grades, the all-new QX60 offers in-seat massagers in the first row with a choice of three programs to help ease away tension during journeys. Climate-controlled front seats are included on most Infiniti QX60 grade levels.