2025 Infiniti QX50: What to Expect from the Redesigned Luxury Crossover – The Infiniti QX50 is one of the most popular luxury crossovers in the market, offering a blend of performance, style, and technology. The current generation debuted in 2018, featuring a unique variable compression turbo engine that adjusts its compression ratio to optimize power and efficiency. However, the QX50 is due for a major redesign in 2025, bringing significant changes to its exterior, interior, powertrain, and features. Here is what we know so far about the 2025 Infiniti QX50.
What’s New for 2025
The 2025 Infiniti QX50 will be a completely new model based on the same platform as the redesigned QX60 that debuted in 2021. The new platform will allow more interior space, improved handling, and crash safety. The QX50 will adopt a more modern and aggressive design language inspired by the QX60 and the QX Inspiration concept that previewed Infiniti’s future electric vehicles. Better materials, a bigger infotainment screen, and more sophisticated technologies will be added inside. The powertrain will also be revised, with a possible hybrid or electric option.
Design: Exterior and Interior
The exterior of the 2025 Infiniti QX50 will showcase a more dynamic and expressive appearance, with sharper lines and curves that emphasize its sporty character. The more noticeable grille that runs the length of the front fascia will be paired with LED headlamps with a unique boomerang design on either side. The side profile will have a sloping roofline that creates a coupe-like silhouette, while the rear end will have LED taillights that wrap around the tailgate. Additionally, the QX50 will come with various wheel choices, with sizes ranging from 18 to 20 inches.
The interior of the 2025 Infiniti QX50 will be designed with both comfort and luxury in mind. The cabin will feature high-quality materials, such as soft-touch plastics, leather upholstery, wood accents, and metal trim. The dashboard will have a minimalist and elegant layout, with a large infotainment screen that supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The screen will also display the surround-view camera system, which provides a 360-degree view of the car’s surroundings.
The QX50 will also have a digital instrument cluster showing various information, such as speed, fuel level, navigation directions, and driver assistance alerts. The chairs will be supportive and cozy, with power adjustment, heating, ventilation, and memory features. There will be plenty of head and legroom and a reclining option in the back seats. The cargo space will be generous, with up to 65 cubic feet of volume when the rear seats are folded down.
The 2025 Infiniti QX50 will likely retain its 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, producing 268 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque. The engine has a variable compression ratio technology can adjust from 8:1 to 14:1 depending on the driving conditions, resulting in optimal performance and efficiency. A continuously variable gearbox (CVT) that mimics gear changes will be mated to the engine to provide a more responsive and seamless driving experience. The QX50 will offer both front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive options.
However, the 2025 Infiniti QX50 may also introduce a hybrid or electric powertrain option as part of Infiniti’s plan to electrify most of its lineup by 2030. According to some reports, Infiniti may use a 1.5-liter three-cylinder engine combined with front and rear electric motors to deliver around 201 horsepower. This powertrain may also be shared with the next-generation Nissan Skyline (the Infiniti Q50 in North America), which is expected to debut in 2025.
Release Date and Price
The 2025 Infiniti QX50 is expected to be released in the fall of 2024 or early 2025. The official pricing has yet to be announced. Still, we expect it to start at around $40,000 for the base Pure trim level and go up to about $55,000 for the top-of-the-line Sensory trim level.