2008 Infiniti QX56 Preview

The Infiniti QX56 is a thinly disguised Nissan Armada. For about a $10,000 premium over an Armada, you get navigation and woodgrain. And, of course, the Infiniti badges. Because of this, and the fact that most premium SUV buyers aren’t complete idiots, the QX56 has been disappointing to say the least.

Here’s Autobytel‘s take on the updates – ‘Though the changes to the 2008 Infiniti QX56 are welcome and make the big ute more appealing, the reality is that few Americans want to buy a hulking SUV like this. Infiniti seems to be putting lipstick on its pig until it can build a performance crossover SUV larger than the FX to address the needs and preferences of today’s buyers rather than yesterday’s.’

Yea. An updated grille and ‘real’ wood trim instead of plastic fake-woodgrain do not a luxury SUV make. I like Nissan in general, and Infiniti has potential, but the QX56 is a failure. It needs to go the way of the H1 and Envoy.

Published on January 11, 2007 in Future Vehicles,Infiniti

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