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All-new 2025 Infiniti QX80: Wow, what a ride

2025 Infiniti QX80 Autograph trim.



If you are in the market for a three-row, ultra-premium ride, look no further. The all-new Infiniti QX80 has all your needs covered and then some. From its solid 450-hp twin-turbo engine to its electronic air suspension, world-first camera views, and every-seat-a-first-class-experience interior, this flagship SUV will get you to your destination safely in high spirits and high style.

The new QX80 SUV will come in four grades -- Pure, Luxe, Sensory, and Autograph -- and RWD and AWD versions. QX80 Pure and Luxe are equipped either with rear-wheel drive or Infiniti all-mode 4WD, while Sensory and Autograph feature standard 4WD. A convenient "Auto" mode for the all-mode 4WD systems is ideal for drivers encountering varying road surfaces.

All models feature a standard 450-hp 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged engine with 516 lb-ft of torque -- increases of 50 hp and 103 lb-ft versus the outgoing QX80. Electronically controlled variable valve timing on the intake contributes to crisp throttle response. Complementing the new engine is a 9-speed automatic transmission with a 40% wider gear ratio range, allowing for both responsive acceleration and efficient highway cruising.

Available Electronic Air Suspension and Dynamic Digital Suspension further refine the ride and handling of QX80, while offering additional benefits in terms of vehicle usability. The air suspension lowers by 1.2 in. at speed for aerodynamic improvements. When parked, it can lower by 2.8 in. from normal to an Easy Access level. For more rugged terrain, an Off-road setting raises the air suspension 2.4 in. above QX80's normal ride height.

QX80 has a bold and confident posture, with strong lines and well-defined proportions. It sports an anti-wedge profile with a long, nearly flat hood leading into crisp shoulder lines. The sleek, minimalist design theme is especially evident in profile, where flush door handles automatically present themselves when the vehicle is unlocked. Two harmonious character lines -- one from the headlamps through the shoulder line, below the windows; the second, tracing from the front bumper to the creases in the lower doors -- add character. Blacked-out door pillars contribute to a sleeker appearance for the upper body.

In the rear, a full-width LED lighting element draws the eye. Its segmented design recalls the appearance of the grille and DRLs, while Infinity says its curved profile "was inspired by the tranquil reflections of light upon a body of water." The rear lamps feature more than 300 LEDs.

The all-new QX80 also rolls out a virtual welcome matt -- the Infiniti Light Path -- for drivers. Upon approaching the vehicle with the key fob, the flush door handles automatically extend to welcome occupants, and the Light Path is lit.

The all-new QX80 uses the latest in camera and image processing technology, including a world-first Front Wide View, which uses camera information to provide a wide, 170-degree view to the sides of the vehicle across both the in-car 14.3-in. displays. The ultra-wide viewing angle allows for "seeing" past parked cars or around corners in tight garages.

Similarly impressive is the Invisible Hood View, which uses advanced image processing to take footage from the vehicle's exterior cameras to project an image of what's directly in front of the vehicle onto the in-car displays. With this view, the driver can see right through the engine bay. QX80 also features a 3D Enhanced AroundView Monitor with Moving Object Detection, which now adds a 3D spring function and multiple pre-selected angles from which the driver can see the car. There's also a Smart Rear View Mirror and an available in-car camera.

Like a delicious cannoli, the really good stuff is on the inside. The QX80 is the first vehicle in the full-size luxury SUV segment with Klipsch premium audio systems. QX80 Pure and Luxe feature a 14-speaker Klipsch audio system with 600 W of total power and a 12-channel amplifier. Sensory and Autograph take the audio experience to an even higher level with a Klipsch Reference Premiere Audio System with 24 speakers, 1,200 W of power, and individual Audio functionality built right into the headrests. When enabled, Individual Audio allows for focusing only certain audio elements -- such as navigation directions, music, or phone calls -- to one or both front seats. For example, the driver can make a phone call while passengers continue listening to music.

The interior design is focused on the use of layered, soft materials and gorgeous, flowing integration of technology and extraordinarily high-quality materials. Soft-touch materials abound, with particular attention paid to layering them over any hard parts where passengers' arms or elbows may rest upon them. Additionally, elements like leather appointments, wood trims, suede, and metal seamlessly incorporate high-tech items like touchscreens.

For the first time, QX80 also offers an available color head-up display. QX80's dashboard concept uses two 14.3-inch displays. Some of the touchscreens feature haptic feedback.

The QX80 Autograph grade shown in this article further upends luxury SUV offerings with its impeccable attention to even the smallest details. Outside, Autograph grades are visually distinguished by a two-tone roof treatment and dark chrome trim, as well as unique, Layered Turbine 22-in. wheels.

The Autograph grade also features seating surfaces carefully finished in semi-aniline leather, with a unique stitched finish effect that is partially completed by hand. Also notable are open pore ash wood trim pieces around the cabin, with laser-cut inlays into which ultra-thin aluminum accents are delicately and precisely positioned. The relative spacing of the aluminum trim becomes wider toward the front of the cabin, helping create a sense of space and width.

For the first time in a QX80, heated seats are available for the third row. The first two rows are available with heated and cooled seats. Massaging seats are available in the front and second rows. An additional segment-first technology, available Biometric Cooling, helps keep those in the second row at a comfortable temperature. An infrared sensor integrated into the vehicle's headliner detects when a passenger is hot and automatically adjusts the temperature and air flow to send cool air to the second row.

As standard, QX80 includes an extensive list of technologies intended to help the driver avoid collisions, including Predictive Forward Collision Warning, Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian detection, Blind Spot Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Blind Spot Intervention, and Lane Departure Prevention. Trailer Blind Spot Warning additionally works when towing trailers up to 33 ft in length. There are many, many more features.

The all-new QX80 will be available this summer. Pricing from the manufacturer is as follows:

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Source: Infiniti

Published March 2024

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