- infiniti is updating the qx80 for 2022 with a new infotainment system.
- a 12.3-inch touchscreen is newly standard, replacing the old model's dated two-screen setup.
- the center stack is also new and a wireless smartphone charging pad is newly available.
the infiniti qx80 is getting a significantly updated interior for 2022, just like its downmarket sibling the nissan armada received last year. the biggest change is to the infotainment system, which swaps out the dated two-screen setup for a new, far more modern touchscreen. the center stack design is also new and features new climate controls and a wireless smartphone charging pad.
the new display measures 12.3 inches and can be controlled by either the touchscreen or a controller knob on the center console. it features apple carplay and android auto smartphone-mirroring functions, with the apple function newly able to connect wirelessly. navigation is standard, along with infiniti's intouch connectivity services.
there aren't any changes to the qx80's exterior or its mechanicals. it's still powered by a 5.6-liter v-8 engine with 400 horsepower and 413 pound-feet of torque, with rear-wheel drive standard and all-wheel drive optional. a seven-speed automatic is the sole transmission choice.
infiniti has yet to release pricing for the 2022 qx80, but we expect it to start slightly higher than the outgoing model's $70,545 starting price. that's around $20,000 more expensive than the similar nissan armada, which starts at $50,395. the infiniti will likely be available in the same luxe, premium select, and sensory trim levels, the latter of which should go well above $80,000 when fully loaded.