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Nissan Patrol-based luxury SUV sports a 5.6-litre V8 and optional four-wheel drive
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16 April 2014

The Infiniti QX80 is a large, body-on-frame SUV. It’s based on the Nissan Patrol. The QX80 is only offered in left-hand drive and it’s sold in countries like the USA, Russia, China, and the Middle East. Infiniti launched the revised 2015 QX80 at the New York motor show

Exterior highlights include a new front-end design that’s similar to the Q50 saloon and LED headlights; 20-inch wheels are standard, with a mammoth 22-inch setup available. 

Trickle-down technology from the advanced Q50 includes high beam assist and Infiniti’s Predictive Forward Collision Warning (PFCW). 

Power comes from a 5.6-litre V8 with 400bhp and 413lb ft of torque that’s hitched to a 7-speed automatic transmission. Four-wheel drive is optional. 

The new QX80 Limited model adds an additional amount of luxury to the large SUV. The LED headlights receive a dark finish and the running boards gain additional lighting. Dark chrome is also added in various exterior locations. The standard 22-inch wheels feature a dark finish. 

Inside, the QX80 Limited gets brown seats with unique quilting and silver piping. Leather continues onto the speaker grills and grab handles. Matte, open pore ash wood and an Ultrasuede leather headliner are also featured.

All QX80 Limited models come fully loaded and are all four-wheel drive. The only option is the choice of six exterior colors, three exclusive to the Limited model: Imperial Black, Mocha Almond, and Dakar Bronze.

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16 April 2014
Wow! To think there were a few people moaning about the looks of JLR's Vision concept design. I would love to know what they thought of this monster!

16 April 2014
what a monstrosity!

One competitor Range Rover really doesn't have to worry about I guess. Truly abhorrent styling (is it styled, or just thrown together?)

16 April 2014
Front kinda reminds me of the old Chrysler PT Cruiser. Definitely not a looker!

16 April 2014
The American truck-like stance hints where Infiniti QX80 may be aimed at.

16 April 2014
I have always disliked the Infiniti version of the Pathfinder (as we call it in the States). It is gaudy and ostentatious adding only ugliness and much-higher price tag. Lexus does the same thing to the Land Cruiser and I dislike it just as much. However, like the Cadillac Escalade holding up the ugly end for the American SUV, I am not the target demographic by a long shot (or long drive-by shooting).

16 April 2014

16 April 2014
I'll repeat a comment I made on the VW Jetta article, as this is much more worthy.
"No car highlights the difference between European and US tastes more than this" How on earth could anybody buy something looking like that?

16 April 2014
The interior is tacky. And the best bit. The other advantage the interior has, is that you cant see the outside. I cant believe it even goes very fast, a 400 bhp 5.6 V8 cant have a huge impact on moving something this size.

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