The first-generation QX60 began life in 2013 as the JX 35, but it quickly adopted the QX60 name in 2014, amid INFINITI’s rebranding efforts. In 2016, the QX60 received a thorough refresh and remained mostly the same. We expect a full redesign for the 2022 INFINITI QX60, which the automaker recently previewed.
INFINITI was careful not to reveal the new-generation 2022 “QX60’s exterior, but there were a few cues under its camouflage. It’s clear the QX60 will continue with the brand’s signature bloated grille, but it’ll gain new lighting, a more rounded hood shape, and a new front bumper, and a handful of other nips and tucks.
There are no details on the 2022 INFINITI QX60’s interior, but we expect a full update from the current model’s ancient-looking cabin.
The one area INFINITI was generous with information was the powertrain. The automaker announced the 2022 QX60 would continue with the same 295-horsepower 3.5-liter V6 engine, but it’ll pair with an all-new nine-speed automatic transmission. Thank to its wide 10-to-1 gear ratios spread, it’ll boast quicker acceleration and lower revs at higher speeds.
We’ll have to wait on the IIHS and NHTSA to get their hands on the 2022 QX60 before we’ll know about its safety ratings. However, we do expect the 2022 QX60 to include all the latest safety tech standard, including automatic emergency braking. The current model was a 2019 IIHS Top Safety Pick, thanks to “Good” ratings in most crash tests, “Acceptable” optional LED projector headlights, and a “Superior” standard automatic emergency braking system. However, this wouldn’t be enough to earn the same safety award in 2020 and beyond.