The 2025 Infiniti QX80 has been revealed following a long teaser campaign and some recent leaks, previewing the new-generation Nissan Patrol.

    The exterior design of the next Nissan Patrol/Armada’s more luxurious twin largely follows the QX Monograph concept.

    There are slim ‘piano key’ LED lights, a wide and tall grille, and largely flat bonnet creating an imposing front end.

    The QX80 also follows the trend of a number of new body-on-frame SUVs such as the Toyota LandCruiser Prado (and its Lexus GX luxury twin) by adopting a squared-off side profile, which Infiniti calls an “anti-wedge profile”.

    At the rear, there’s a full-width brake light across the tailgate rather than chrome trim from the outgoing QX80, though it’s not yet known whether this design element will carry across to the Patrol.

    Inside, the interior has received a comprehensive update, with a 14.3-inch digital instrument cluster and a 14.3-inch infotainment touchscreen positioned side-by-side to create one wide panel of screens.

    There’s also a lower-mounted 9.0-inch screen for climate controls, heated and ventilated seat functions and drive mode selection.

    The flagship QX80 Autograph shown in Infiniti’s press materials is a six-seater, with two seats in each of the three rows.

    Standard equipment across the range includes a Klipsch 14-speaker sound system (or 24 speakers for the Sensory and Autograph grades) and eight USB ports.

    Depending on the variant, there’s also air suspension, a head-up display, heated and ventilated seats across all three rows, and an in-car camera.

    The Infiniti QX80 is powered by a 3.5-litre twin-turbo V6 petrol engine, producing 336kW of power and 698Nm of torque. This is expected to be carried across to the new Nissan Patrol.

    Its outputs represent a 38kW and 138Nm increase on the current Patrol’s naturally aspirated 5.6-litre V8, and a 109kW gain but 2Nm drop on the 3.3-litre V6 turbo-diesel powering the Toyota LandCruiser 300 Series.

    A nine-speed automatic transmission is standard across the range – up two ratios from the seven-speed in the current QX80 and Patrol – while the Infiniti is offered in both rear- and four-wheel drive in its home market. The Patrol has exclusively been four-wheel drive in Australia for almost 40 years.

    While the ‘base’ QX80 Pure is underpinned by a traditional suspension setup, the Luxe, Sensory and Autograph grades gain ‘dynamic digital suspension’ and electronic air suspension.

    Pricing for the Infiniti QX80 ranges from US$82,450 (A$125,000) for the rear-wheel drive Pure variant, rising all the way up to US$110,595 (A$167,650) in flagship Autograph guise. 

    North American deliveries of the Infiniti QX80 are due to begin later this year. Nissan has not yet announced when it will reveal the new-generation Patrol, nor when to expect it to go on sale.

    The current Nissan Patrol Y62 went on sale in Australia in late 2012, receiving facelifts since but without any major mechanical or interior upgrades.

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    Jordan Mulach

    Born and raised in Canberra, Jordan has worked as a full-time automotive journalist since 2021, being one of the most-published automotive news writers in Australia before joining CarExpert in 2024.

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