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.
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.
Base models renamed "Pure," Premium renamed "Luxe." 20-inch wheels replace 19-inch on Red Sport 400, without run-flat tires.
"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).
The 4-cylinder supercharged hybrid model has quietly been discontinued.
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.