The current Infiniti QX60 has remained largely unchanged since 2013. Recall that the model was first introduced as the JX before the nomenclature of the model was changed in 2014, along with all of the brand's models. Then was born the QX60.
I was at the launch of that vehicle and what my big takeaway from my first drive of it was, unfortunately, the continuously variable transmission of the vehicle. Its efficiency was not in question, but rather its presence as a key component of a premium product belonging to a luxury banner.
The same was true of the QX50 introduced in January 2018. The vehicle is interesting, but the CVT spoils the experience you want to have with a luxury SUV.
Well, we're about to move on to something else with the new generation QX60, which will be presented officially in the coming months. And, unusually but perhaps tellingly, we're getting an announcement regarding the powertrain before the full unveiling; clearly, Infiniti is eager to highlight the change in philosophy here.