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Infiniti Teases 2025 QX80, Will Be Revealed March 20

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For a hint of just how ancient the current Infiniti QX80 is, just pop the hood. Few vehicles of any type use a naturally aspirated V-8 engine anymore — although the 5.6-liter’s 400 horsepower and 413 pounds-feet of torque are impressive. This year marks the current QX80’s 20th year on the market, about double the typical life cycle of a modern vehicle. On March 20, Infiniti will reveal the new 2025 QX80, but the information drip starts now.

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The 2025 QX80 will still be a body-on-frame SUV like the current generation, although Infiniti says the frame is all-new, larger and significantly stiffer for a more refined ride. Aiding in that mission will be a newly available adjustable air suspension and adaptive dampers.

A V-6 will replace the current QX80’s V-8. The new engine’s designation — VR35DDT — and twin-turbo configuration suggest ties to parent company Nissan’s other V-6s, but the 3.5-liter displacement is half a liter larger than the VR30 in the Infiniti Q50 and Nissan Z. The 2025 QX80’s twin-turbo six puts out 450 hp and 515 pounds-feet of torque, besting the 5.6-liter V-8 by 50 hp and 102 pounds-feet. A nine-speed automatic transmission steps in for the outgoing seven-speed automatic, boasting a 40% wider ratio spread for better acceleration and greater efficiency at speed.

Active grille shutters and flush-mount door handles help clean up the new QX80 aerodynamically. We’ll probably have to wait until the big SUV’s debut later this month to see an uncamouflaged QX80, but the wrap worn by the vehicle in Infiniti’s teaser video gives a good idea of what’s coming. Slimmer headlights and wraparound D-pillar glass contribute to an overall simpler style, but the maximum QX will still be a large and upright vehicle.

The video gives just a few quick glimpses of the interior, showing a digital instrument cluster and what appear to be touch-sensitive controls on the steering wheel. For more on the upcoming 2025 Infiniti QX80, check back March 20.

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Editor’s note: This story was updated March 19, 2024, to update the length of time the QX80 has been on the market. 

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