New 2022 Infiniti QX60 is a Thoroughly Redesigned and Modern Mid-sized Machine

With seating for seven, high-tech infotainment features, practical innovations and refined styling, the redesigned 2022 Infiniti QX60 sets a new benchmark for the company's vehicles. The three-row SUV builds on the successful outgoing QX60 generation but offers additional utility and practical features that make living a premium lifestyle easier.

Listed dimensions of the model put it as being two inches shorter than the outgoing QX60 but with a wider track in the front and back, slightly more ground clearance, and increased approach and departure angles. The new SUV is slightly more aerodynamic than the older version.

New generation design gives the 2022 QX60 an athletic yet elegant appearance drawing on the heritage of the model but pushing the model story forward with attractive exterior design features. The model gets an origami-inspired double-arch mesh grille, expansive greenhouse and standard LED piano key lighting signatures.

2022 Infiniti QX60 roof wheels rear back
Infiniti will offer the QX60 with a black roof for the first time in the company's history. Infiniti Motor Company

The QX60 marks the first time that a black roof will be offered by the company, and it will only be available on QX60 Autograph models. The available two-tone treatment extends from the A-pillar rearward. Twenty-inch machine-finished alloy wheels are also available.

Every new QX60 gets its power from the same 3.5-liter V6 engine that was in the last-generation model. In the 2022 QX60, the V6 makes 295 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque. The engine is paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission instead of the outgoing generation's continuously variable transmission (CVT). This is the same powertrain setup that is in the 2022 Nissan Pathfinder. There, it provides ample power and smooth shifts.

Infiniti will offer the QX60 with standard front-wheel drive and available all-wheel drive when it arrives stateside. Hill start assist is standard.

The QX60's well-manicured interior has clean and modern styling, carrying over a few items from the Nissan parts bin but emerging as a fully premium example of an SUV. This is especially true in the new Autograph trim level, a new top-tier offering that includes semi-aniline leather seats in the first two rows, embossed setbacks, and open-pore wood.

Standard ambient lighting and a panoramic moonroof allow light to fill the cabin at all times of the day.

Seating for seven passengers is standard. Standard eight-way power-adjustable, heated zero gravity front seats allow drivers and their passengers to sit comfortably for hours. Massage functionality and climate controlled front seats are available.

The second-row bench seat is replaced by captain's chairs only in the QX60 Autograph. Heated second-row seats and a power return third row are available.

The QX60's theatre-style seating is designed to give each passenger a view of the road ahead without negatively impacting headroom. Second- and third-row seats have been designed with ergonomics front and center with the new QX60 offering additional comfort and more hip-to-heel space than the outgoing QX60.

The SUV's tilting and sliding second-row seats allow owners to keep a car seat in place and still have enough room for adults to climb into the SUV's third row. They move at the simple touch of a button with no lifting or additional configuration required. Up to four Lower Anchors & Tethers for Children (LATCH) connection points are available.

The 60/40-split-folding rear seat combines with the folding middle row to create a flat cargo floor. The new 2022 QX60 has 75.4 cubic feet of cargo space when the second and third row seats are folded and 41.6 cubic feet when just the third row is folded. With all seats upright, there's 14.5 cubic feet of space, about a foot less than what was available in the 2020 model.

There's an additional 54.1 liters of stowage space below the cargo floor, nearly 21 liters more than what was in the SUV's predecessor. A power liftgate is standard. A motion-activated, hands-free power liftgate is available.

All QX60s get the company's new 12.3-inch infotainment touch screen at the center of the dashboard. It pairs with an available matching 12.3-inch all-digital cluster. A 10.8-inch head-up display is available.

Wireless Apple CarPlay, a Wi-Fi hot spot, and tethered Android Auto come standard. Buyers can add a wireless charging pad, tri-zone automatic climate control with an air purifier and a 17-speaker Bose-performance sound system.

Like the Nissan Pathfinder and Rogue, QX60 gets Nissan's ProPilot Assist with NaviLink, a navigation-linked driver assist suite of technologies. Traffic sign recognition and a digital rearview mirror are available.

More information about the new QX60, including the SUV's pricing and on-sale date will be announced soon.