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2018 Infiniti QX80 set for Dubai debut

Tweaks for Infiniti’s QX80 heading into 2018

The conversation starter that is the Infiniti QX80 will welcome some styling tweaks that include a redesign of the front face.

Compared previously to a beluga whale, Infiniti say the updated model welcomes a more purposeful face with the leading edge of the bonnet now sitting 90mm further forward.

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That leading edge is also 20mm higher and the grille sits higher, and this helps create a more squared-off, vertical front section, according to Infiniti.

While overall styling has been tweaked to bring the QX80 more in line with the look of the other Infiniti models in the range in 2018.

These changes also include new-look rear taillights.

The colour choices have also been upgraded for 2018 and there are new alloy wheel designs as well (20” and 22”).

For the driver, Infiniti has added a range of assist systems, including emergency braking and lane keep assist.

While, like the top-spec Nissan Patrol just gained, the Infiniti SUV also picks up a Smart Rear View Mirror.

The Infinitis suspension has also been given a going over with the aim of providing a better ride for driver and passengers alike.

Improved sound insulation promises a quieter cabin, there’s also an updated rear seat entertainment unit that allows passengers to enjoy individual content, and Infiniti tell us the 2018 Infiniti QX80 gets nicer materials throughout.

The Japanese brand has also tweaked some of the buttons and controls and added some extra space in the centre console for smartphones to be stowed.

Once again, Infiniti’s QX80 will be powered by a 298kW/560Nm 5.6 litre naturally aspirated V8 engine in 2018.

We will bring you updated Australian pricing details for the 2018 Infiniti QX80 when confirmed by Infiniti Cars Australia.

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