Infiniti has taken the wraps off the 2016 QX60 facelift that will be shown next month in Detroit during NAIAS. It looks overly familiar, but we do notice the slightly refreshed front fascia with a different grille flanked by bi-xenon headlights that integrate LED daytime running lights. It has gained LED fog lights, more chrome exterior trim and a shark fin antenna. The interior has been largely carried over, but there’s a new gear knob and more soft-touch plastic materials. Infiniti has upgraded the tri-zone automatic climate control system and have added more USB charging ports as well as acoustic glass for the windows.
The 2016 QX60 facelift will be available with a V6 3.5-liter engine producing 265 hp (197 kW) and a maximum torque of 336 Nm (248 lb-ft). There’s also a hybrid version mixing up a 4-cylinder, 2.5-liter supercharged engine with an electric motor to enable a combined 250 hp (186 kW) and 329 Nm (243 lb-ft). The model comes as standard with a FWD layout, but for more money you can go for an all-wheel drive arrangement.
The new model year brings revised suspension springs and shock absorbers that enable a smoother ride and reduce body roll. The power steering system has also been retuned and should be more responsive than before.