Themay have been canceled, but that hasn't stopped Infiniti from debuting the 2022 model year update for its QX80 SUV today in the Big Apple at an art installation. The three-row SUV looks largely identical to save for one very big change to the dashboard experience.
The QX80 now boasts a new 12.3-inch, widescreen touchscreen display powered by the Infiniti InTouch infotainment software suite -- the very same unit we've seen in the smallerrevealed a few months ago. The enlarged screen is now standard equipment for all trim levels, along with navigation with lane guidance from Infiniti's InTouch Connected Services. The new standard technology suite also upgrades to wireless . Meanwhile, people who prefer can still bring their favorite maps and apps to the party via a USB connection.
Beyond the dashboard, the 2022 QX80 features standard leather trim for all three of its rows with heated surfaces for the first and second rows. The engine room is still home to the automaker's 5.6-liter V8, sending 400 horsepower and 413 pound-feet of torque to the rear wheels via a seven-speed automatic transmission. Infiniti All-Mode four-wheel drive is also available as an option.
More standard equipment comes with a slightly higher price tag, and the 2022 Infiniti QX80 now starts at $71,995 -- including $1,395 in destination fees -- for the entry-point Luxe trim which is $1,450 more than last year. The midrange Premium Select model with its 22-inch wheels and Matte Mocha Burl interior trim steps up to $76,780. Meanwhile, the top-spec Sensory model climbs to $83,630, bringing semianiline leather, Hydraulic Body Motion Control and more along for the ride. Add $3,100 more to step up to All-Mode four-wheel drive for all trims.
The 2022 Infiniti QX80 should join the also newly unveiled QX60 going on sale this fall.