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2022 Infiniti QX60 Debuts As All-New Lincoln Aviator Rival

Infiniti has developed a reputation in recent years for staying the course, oftentimes letting its aging models soldier on with few changes. That won’t be the case with the 2022 Infiniti QX60, however, which represents an all-new, three-row luxury crossover with fresh styling inside and out, as well as a host of luxury and technology features that will help the new QX60 better compete with its rivals, which includes the Lincoln Aviator.

The 2022 Infiniti QX60 doesn’t reinvent the wheel in terms of styling but does present a different take on the automaker’s signature design elements. Inside, an also familiar style is enhanced with materials like semi-aniline leather and open-pore wood trim, which adorn the cabin of the newly available Autograph trim. Other niceties include a standard panoramic moonroof, ambient lighting, and “zero-gravity” front seats that Infiniti says replicate “the experience felt by astronauts in zero-gravity conditions.”

Inside the cabin, the new QX60 touts a new, standard 12.3-inch infotainment screen with wireless Apple CarPlay and wired Android Auto compatibility, an available wireless charging pad, onboard Wi-Fi hot spot, a 10.8-inch head-up display, available Smart Rear-View Mirror, and an available 17-speaker Bose audio system.

The QX60 will also come with a revised version of Infiniti’s ProPilot Assist with Navi Link that slows the vehicle down around sharp curves, provides steering and braking assistance on the highway, and automatically adjusts speed to stay within the posted limits.

The 2022 QX60 is powered by Infiniti’s naturally-aspirated 3.5L V6 that is rated to produce 295 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque, which is mated to an all-new 9-speed transmission. Available in front- or intelligent all-wheel-drive configurations, the crossover can tow up to 6,000 pounds.

The all-new 2022 Infiniti QX60 will launch in North American in late 2021. The automaker will announce pricing, along with more details about its brand new luxury crossover, closer to its on-sale date.

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Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. John

    It looks tame compared to the Aviator, GV80, or Q7. And what modern mid size luxury SUV only has 295 hp😂 It’s going to have hype for a little while then just like the previous gen people are only going to buy it because it’s cheap. But at least it doesn’t have a CVT.

    1. Jonn

      A-men to losing the CVT. But that 9AT is probably the worst choice outside of the Xtronic. I get that Nissan’s engineering department has been on holiday for 15 years, but this is pathetic.

      Lincoln put more effort into its drivetrain alone than Nissan did this entire product.

  2. Lee

    Hey Brett, y’all can stop 🛑 comparing recycled Shivrowlays to Fords. Or did the title of the blog change to ‘Infinity Authority’?

    1. Mike says..

      This is ‘rich’ coming form you Lee…. anyway Infinity and Acura suv’s are two to watch as they both share similar market uptake challenges as do Lincoln. Small product offering and even smaller foot print in the industry. This is all the tougher when you factor in Chinese buyer ‘hot button’ tastes which are completely different in North America. I like Lincoln, always have, but worry they are also too slow with new tech (BEV), halo products and styling that too often is from the FORD parts bin. My impression is other manufacturers do not follow Lincoln anywhere as much as Lincoln follows everyone else…. if you are not leading.

      1. John

        ‘Infinity” is one to watch circling the drain. Acura I respect, but Infiniti (no “y”) is becoming more and more just restyled cheap Nissans. You’re worried about Lincoln borrowing too much from the FORD PARTS BIN, and yet you somehow think that this rebadged and slightly updated 2013 Pathloser with a 2003 engine and a 2009 widely-panned 9AT is one to watch, and imitate? Okay…

  3. John

    This smoldering pile of mediocrity is FAR from “all-new”. You really need to re-think using that phrase so liberally. The awful 9AT is also not all-new, either, no more than the ancient V-6 or sad FWD chassis it and the poopfinder have been on.

  4. Patrick May

    I recently drove a 2020 qx60 from Minneapolis to Maryland…
    Absolute garbage!
    For a “luxury car”, the interior was “cheaply made”, didn’t have apple carplay, and the 3.5 liter v6 sucked both in terms of economy and power.

    And the AC was starting to give out when I reached Maryland. For a rental that had less than 20,000miles. I was surprised at how worn out the car seemed.

    It is most certainly a rebadged Nissan. Not worth the $48,000 msrp.

    My wife and I own a 2020 Lincoln Corsair, and I wish I had that car on my last business trip.


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