Infiniti QX80 Monograph . Infiniti Teased QX80 Monograph Ahead New York Debut. New York Auto Show is just around the corner, and we are really anticipating the debut of some great cars there such as the supercharged Grand Cherokee and Challenger SRT Demon.
But those two beasts will not only be the ones stealing the spotlight because Infiniti also has prepared something excellent. The Nissan subsidiary has confirmed that it will bring Infiniti QX80 Monograph to the said auto show. To build the hype, a single teaser image has also been released officially.
However, at this point, it is still unclear whether QX80 Monograph is a revision of the current model or an all-new generation. The only clue we can get from the teaser is a sentence “Huge unveil, 11 April 2017, New York”, which is not helping at all.
Infiniti QX80 Monograph Specifications
Nissan Armada, which shares the same platform with QX80, has just recently refreshed. So, there is a high chance that QX80 will receive the same treatment, which means the Monograph is just an update of the current QX80.However, we also know that the Infiniti full-size premium SUV is already on the market for seven years and it was only refreshed once back in 2013. So, it is about time to give this luxury model an all-new generation.
In terms of design, the Monograph gets plenty of updates, especially in the front end. The headlight is now in the same line with the upper section of the grille, which resembles the QX50 concept. Furthermore, we can spot large vents on the lower apron as well as the more athletic front spoiler. There is no information yet regarding the interior, but judging from how the exterior is designed, we can expect many surprises in the cabin as well.
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Even though there are plenty of changes in the exterior, and probably the interior design, it seems like the powertrain will not receive the same treatment. The chance is high that the new Infiniti QX80 Monograph will use the current engine that is the VK56VD 5.6 L V8 petrol engine.
At the current model, that engine generates 405 HP (298 kW) and 560 Nm of torque, allowing the car to sprint to 100 km/h from a standstill in 6.8 seconds. This is an excellent number considering the car’s kerb weight is 2,829 kg. Let’s just hope the engine will be tweaked so the car can churn out, even more, ponies and maybe sprint faster.
The engine is paired to 7-speed automatic transmission, which is the sole transmission option in the current model. Furthermore, buyers can also choose between rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive system. It is highly likely that this configuration will not change in the new model.
Infiniti QX80 Monograph Price and Release Date
The company has not announced the exact release date yet. But one thing for sure, it will not arrive in the next couple of months. This is because Infiniti is planning to launch the new 2017 QX80 Signature Edition this May. It means the company definitely will not release any new model until the sale for the Signature Edition goes well. So, it seems like the new QX80 Monograph will arrive at the market later this year at the earliest.
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