The crossover market is in a huge expansion these days. Among luxury carmakers, one of the newer segments is the so-called coupe crossover. It all started more than a decade ago, with the BMW X6, but this model was the only in the segment. Only a couple of years ago, rivals arrived. We now have models like Audi Q8, Porsche Cayenne Coupe, Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe. Naturally, Infiniti wants its piece of cake, so we may expect to see similar vehicles in the offer as well. The latest reports suggest that the new model will use a familiar nameplate, which has been discontinued just a couple of years ago. The new model should come already in the next year, as the 2021 Infiniti QX70.
At this point, the company keeps most details as secret, but we have no doubt that this crossover will have a lot in common with the QX60, which is also about to receive a complete redesign next year.
2021 Infiniti QX70 Redesign
If you look at the previous generation of the QX70, you can notice that even this model features a little bit rounded rear end, which wasn’t designed in a typical SUV manner. However, it was never considered as a coupe crossover, as the segment wasn’t even established at the time. Things are different today and the 2021 Infiniti QX70 will definitely emphasize its coupe character. Naturally, the sloping roof will be a highlight of the new model, but we have big expectations from other areas of the vehicle as well. As you may know, the all-new QX55 has been presented recently. The new 2021 Infiniti QX70 will come with a similar design approach, just in a bigger package. Therefore, you may expect that the new model will completely follow the brand’s design language. All in all, we expect nothing less than beautiful curvy lines, that always characterized this carmaker.
Of course, one of the first things that come to mind about this crossover is the platform. As we already mentioned, the new model will be closely related to the QX60. Of course, we are talking about the next generation of this model, as the current one is quite old. It is based on the Nissan Pathfinder, which means it still rides on the old D platform, which is great in many ways but definitely isn’t the best solution for a vehicle that should be more about driving experience than practicality. Therefore, we presume that both models will switch to a newer CMF platform, which will provide better handling, but also a more comfortable ride. In terms of size, we presume that the two models will share the wheelbase, though the 2021 Infiniti QX70 will feature shorter overhangs, which means shorter overall length as well.
Naturally, we have big expectations from the new cabin as well. In the past, Infiniti models weren’t particularly amazing in terms of materials and overall quality. However, things are different today and new models like QX50 feature much better overall quality. Therefore, the 2021 Infiniti QX70 should come in the same way, which means loads of quality materials and a pretty attractive dashboard design. Among interesting features, we also expect to see a new infotainment system, which will debut in many Infiniti models in the next year. Details are still unavailable, but it looks like the current double-screen layout will be replaced with a single, but pretty large touchscreen. In terms of the overall layout, the new model will feature two rows of seats. Of course, the sloping roof will probably have a bad effect on things like rear-seat headroom, cargo volume etc.
2021 Infiniti QX70 Engines
When it comes to the powertrain, we presume that base models will feature a new 2.0-liter turbo-four engine. The engine is quite powerful and you may count on about 270 horsepower. More importantly, the engine features variable compression, which means you can get some pretty amazing mpg ratings that are better than most engines at this power range. On the other side, higher trims will probably come with something more powerful. Of course, a 3.0-liter turbo V6 is the first engine that comes to mind. This engine is available in two output variants, with either 300 or 400 horsepower.
2021 Infiniti QX70 Release Date and Price
The 2021 Infiniti QX70 is still just a speculation and we are still waiting to hear something from the officials. Still, many reports are suggesting that the new crossover will come already in the next year. When it comes to the price, we presume that the base version would go somewhere around 50-55.000 dollars. When it comes to competition, there are models like BMW X6, Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe, Audi Q8 etc.