The future of the Infiniti franchise rides on the next-generation QX60 midsize crossover, which arrives in U.S. and Canadian dealerships this fall.
Infiniti has loaded the 2022 QX60 with more standard features and a $6,000 premium over the outgoing model.
The second-generation QX60 starts at $57,090 — that’s up over the current model’s base price of $51,090, according to the brand’s website. The 2022 model tops out at $70,090. Infiniti didn’t immediately say how much shipping costs. There are four trims, all of which all-wheel drive come with standard all-wheel drive.
The redesigned crossover receives an updated powertrain, a more luxurious interior and technology upgrades.
It is offered with a single engine option — a 3.5-litre V-6 that delivers 295 hp. The engine is mated to a new nine-speed transmission that Infiniti said delivers improved acceleration and a smoother driving experience.
The QX60, which competes with the Acura MDX and Volvo XC90, was Infiniti's second bestselling model in Canada in 2020 — accounting for 31 per cent of the brand's total sales last year. The QX60 outsold the QX60 buy just 64 units.
Getting the crossover's market launch right is critical for Infiniti, which is struggling to keep customers' attention, with its bare-bones product lineup.