Infiniti QX80 teased ahead of its debut in Dubai

2018 Infiniti QX80 Teaser

Back at the NY auto show, Infiniti showed the QX80 Monograph concept, which indicated what direction the updated production QX80 would go.

The bold lower apron on the concept has also been toned down in production form, with the teaser revealing a pair of fog lamps and a wide lower intake as well. 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 only provided a few teaser images of the new 2018 QX80, but they still show plenty of Monograph design inspiration. "The QX80 brings a new commanding presence with powerful muscularity and enhanced horizontal movement", stated Alfonso Albaisa, Senior Vice President, Global Design.

"Our designers raised the visual height of our iconic double arch grille and signature headlamps striking an unmistakable road presence". The Japanese luxury automaker has actually made a decision to recycle the same architecture as the one used inside the current one, with the 2018 QX80 also making use of the same 5.6-liter V8 engine good for 400 horsepower (298 kilowatts) and 413 pound-feet (559 Newton-meters), linked to a seven-speed automatic gearbox. The whole of it suggests the QX80's awkwardly tall face and sunken elements are gone, but it's unclear if this comes by way of a full redesign or just a refresh of the current generation, which debuted as the QX56 in early 2010 and received a face-lift four years later.

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