Infiniti QX80 has arrived in the Middle East (at last). Here's why we love it
Infiniti’s 2020 version of its full-size luxury SUV – the QX80 –has landed on roads around the Middle East. At it couldn't have come sooner.
The new motor comes with a range of innovative new technology, along with a new Black Edition model that we can't get enough of (more on that, later).
We're not just waxing lyrical on the QX80 without good reason. We know for a fact having driven variants of the QX80 on the smooth motorways of Dubai, the barren roads of the Araba valley on the way to Petra and in the vast plains of the Gobi desert in Mongolia. On each journey the combination of luxury and off road capability has firmly ranked the QX80 on top of our favourite 4x4’s list.
On this occasion the new motor comes with a range of innovative technology, upgraded interior and a fresh design language which could almost be mistaken for a brand new car in the form of the Black Edition model.
There have been a few nifty upgrades this time around, inlcuding Infiniti’s InTouch infotainment system, that comes along with two HD screens, 3D mapping, Apple Car Play, and Android Auto capabilities to better sync your phone. You also get new Bose Performance Audio, with a total of 17 speakers dotted around the cabin for an impressive surround sound experience in the back of your car.
Under the hood lies a 5.6-liter V89 engine which makes the QX80 a supreme drive in all conditions. The smooth-shifting seven-speed automatic transmission will channel the engine’s power, and give you more than enough control behind the wheel.
Ultimately, that means the new QX80 is equally good both on the road and off it.
“We are delighted to announce exciting enhancements to our flagship QX80 model for our customers in the Middle East. The new 2021 INFINITI QX80 promises to present drivers with even greater style and luxury,” says Nasif Siddiqi, Managing Director of Infiniti International Markets.
The new ‘Black Edition’ is particularly impressive, as it features a dark chrome and black exterior accents. It has been designed specifically for customers in the region.
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