“We set the stage almost 20 years ago with the FX, and the all-new Infiniti QX55 brings us back, close to the soul of our brand – and it propels us forward,” said Peyman Kargar, president of ‘Infiniti.
Buyers will be able to get the QX55 in eight body colors. The two standard choices will be Dynamic Sunstone Red and Slate Gray. There will also be Majestic White, Liquid Platinum, Graphite Shadow, Mineral Black, Black Obsidian and Hermosa Blue.
The QX55 comes exclusively with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with variable compression and a CVT that transmits power to an all-wheel drive system. The powertrain produces 268 horsepower (200 kilowatts) and 280 pound-feet (380 Newton-meters) of torque. In normal driving, the transmission sends 100% of the power to the front wheels but can route up to 50% to the rear wheels when things get slippery.
Inside, the QX55 comes with Infiniti’s dual touchscreen system which includes an 8-inch upper display for infotainment and a 7-inch lower display for various vehicle controls. The technology supports Apply CarPlay wirelessly, but using Android Auto requires plugging in a phone. There are three USB Type-A ports and one Type-C for device charging.
Passengers in the back can feel comfortable with a sliding bench that moves almost six inches. At most, there is 26.9 cubic feet of cargo space behind the second row.
The QX55 will be available in three trim levels: Luxury, Essential and Sensory. All models come standard with amenities such as LED headlights, a power tailgate, a power sliding tinted sunroof and heated front seats. Sensory quality features a 16-speaker Bose stereo, heads-up display, open-pore maple wood trim, and semi-aniline leather upholstery in a combination of Monaco Red and Graphite colors.