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2018 Infiniti Changes

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2018 Infiniti Model Year Changes

As we get new information on all of the 2018 Infinitis, this article will be updated. So bookmark it!

Edited 9/29/2017: Added Q70, QX60, QX70 and QX80.

Q50

2018 Infiniti Q50 Red Sport 400

The Q50 undergoes a refreshing, including a refreshed grill. Some trim levels have been renamed: 2.0t Pure, 2.0t Luxe, 3.0t Luxe, 3.0t Sport and 3.0t Red Sport 400. Basically, the base model is now called "Pure" and the first upgrade "Luxe." 

Each trim now has its own exterior look, with slight differences in grill and badging.

Sport models now don't automatically get the 14-inch brake system: it's optional, but still standard on the Red Sport 400.

The new in-between Luxe model gets new in-between tires: 225/50R18. The standard 225/55R17 tires are still standard on Pure and Sport and Hybrid models get 245/40R19 tires. Red Sport 400 rear-wheel-drive models still get 245/40R19 front and 265/35R19 rear tires.

Rear armrest is now standard on all trims. Memory seat, mirrors and wheel are now only available with V6 engines. Remote start is now available, optional on 3.0t.

Q60

2018 Infiniti Q60

Base models renamed "Pure," Premium renamed "Luxe." 20-inch wheels replace 19-inch on Red Sport 400, without run-flat tires.

Q70

2018 Infiniti Q70

"LUXE" added to the end of all names. 23-skidoo.

Still available with 3.7 V6, 5.6 V8 or 3.5 Hybrid V6 and two wheelbases (short wheelbase only for Hybrid).

QX30

 2018 Infiniti QX30

No changes.

QX60

2018 Infiniti QX60

The 4-cylinder supercharged hybrid model has quietly been discontinued.

QX70

Discontinued.

QX80

Infiniti QX80 Monograph Concept

This concept for the styling of the revised 2018 QX80 was shown at a party during the 2017 New York Auto Show. Although some features are legally prohibited, such as the video side view system in place of side mirrors, much of this look should translate to the new model, due in showroom in early 2018.

The present chassis and powertrain is going to carry over, including the 5.6-liter V8 and 7-speed automatic transmission, but new technology and safety features will be offered. Sorry, same vehicle under the new skin. Exactly the same. -Ed Review of the press release here.

 
 

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