2022 Infiniti QX80’s New Touchscreen Reflects Its Lofty Status

The Infiniti QX80 is a pretty rare sight on the road, but the update it’s getting for the 2022 model year deserves a bit of spotlight. This full-size luxury SUV, by the way, continues to share many features and components with the Nissan Armada.

Because everyone loves big displays, the QX80 is adding a new infotainment system with a 12.3-inch centre touchscreen (formerly 8 inches). Wireless Apple CarPlay integration is included, but if you want to use Android Auto you’ll still have to plug your phone in a USB port. Navigation is part of the mix, too.

The system boasts sharper menus and graphics, while responses to driver inputs are much quicker.

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Infiniti has also eliminated the second display (7 inches) in the lower part of the centre stack and revised the controls and buttons for a cleaner look. The extra space has allowed designers to incorporate a wireless charging pad for compatible smartphones as well as a 12V power outlet.

Beyond that, the 2022 Infiniti QX80 is essentially unchanged. The 5.6-litre V8 engine returns with 400 horsepower and 413 pound-feet of torque, mated to a seven-speed automatic transmission.  

The outgoing model had a base MSRP of $79,998 in Canada, so expect to pay more than 80 grand this time around.

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