Redesigned 2022 Infiniti QX60 to Get 9-Speed Automatic Transmission

The outgoing QX60 shared roots with the Nissan Pathfinder; both models are three-row SUVs. A redesigned Nissan Pathfinder debuted Feb. 4, dropping its CVT for a nine-speed auto. The QX60’s move to a nine-speed, paired with a 295-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 (the Pathfinder’s V-6, also 3.5 liters, makes 284 hp), signals the two may retain common underpinnings.

The outgoing QX60 shared roots with the Nissan Pathfinder; both models are three-row SUVs. A redesigned Nissan Pathfinder debuted Feb. 4, dropping its CVT for a nine-speed auto. The QX60’s move to a nine-speed, paired with a 295-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 (the Pathfinder’s V-6, also 3.5 liters, makes 284 hp), signals the two may retain common underpinnings.

The 2022 QX60 hits U.S. dealerships “later this year,” Infiniti says. In a press release, the brand cited improvements to ride comfort in part through an Active Torque Mount system that isolates vibration to quiet the cabin. An electronic shift-by-wire system, meanwhile, allows for more space around the center console. Drivers will be able to choose from five driving modes: Standard, Eco, Snow, Sport and Personal.

We’ll know more as Infiniti shares additional details on the production 2022 QX60, which the brand says “will be revealed soon.”

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