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Enjoy special EMI of OMR 312 on full-size luxury SUV INFINITI QX80

TAS News Service
October 20, 2020 2:07 pm

MUSCAT: INFINITI Oman has announced a special EMI on the INFINITI QX80 LUXE2020, a premium vehicle that is designed and engineered to allow customers to travel everywhere in luxury. The INFINITI QX80 which has a refined and spacious cabin featuring high-quality materials, a hand-crafted finish and advanced drive-assist technologies is now available on a low EMI of OMR 312. With a firm yet comfort-oriented suspension, and ample performance from its 5.6-litre V8 engine, the INFINITI QX80 aims to give drivers an assured feeling of control and confidence at the wheel. 

A spokesperson for INFINITI Oman said, “The INFINITI QX80 features a high-quality, hand-crafted interior, driver-centric, passenger-minded space for inclusive and modern luxury travel. We are pleased to offer an exclusive low EMI on INFINITI QX80.” 

The low EMI (terms and conditions apply) of OMR 312 is applicable on the 2020 model of INFINITI QX80. Subject to credit approval. Terms and conditions apply.

Exquisitely crafted

With its distinctive lines, an impressive interior expanse and exquisitely crafted premium details, the INFINITI QX80 defies the limits of comfort and surrounds up to eight passengers in luxury. The QX80’s aggressive profile gives it an undeniably refined and sophisticated edge. From its striking exterior lines to the intricately stitched fabric of its interior, the QX80 was designed to command attention.

The QX80 features striking new additions to its unmistakable exterior. Arresting lines follow the arc of a wider grille frame with a chrome finisher along the edges of the new, larger 22-inch wheel design.

Comfort-oriented ride

Whether at a cruise, on busy urban roads, or on a winding highway, the INFINITI QX80 remains composed and controlled at all times. The INFINITI QX80 offers a comfort-oriented ride with the suspension engineered to filter out poor road conditions and keep occupants comfortable. 

The INFINITI QX80 assures a calm, refined ride for all occupants and is focused on comfort. Despite the comfort-biased brief for the fully-independent double-wishbone suspension, the INFINITI QX80’s unique Hydraulic Body Motion Control (HBMC) technology limits excess body-roll under more severe cornering.

HBMC monitors body lean and roll as the INFINITI QX80 turns into a corner, and adjusts the suspension to create a smooth, flat ride. Hydraulic cylinders are connected to the shock absorbers and linked to one another with high-pressure hydraulic channels. Two accumulators monitor body roll and adjust suspension stiffness on each side of the car by transferring oil between the hydraulic cylinders.

As the car corners and the body starts to lean, HBMC firms up the suspension on one side of the car to counter this effect. With HBMC equipped as standard, the INFINITI QX80’s lean angle is around 35% flatter than that of the segment best-seller, without sacrificing the cruising comfort expected of a luxury SUV.

For the new model, the suspension’s damping force also has been reduced by 30% at every corner, isolating the cabin further by absorbing higher-frequency vibrations. This has been achieved by retuning the characteristics of the INFINITI QX80’s shock absorber pistons.

Rear Auto-Leveling Suspension automatically adjusts suspension pressure to maintain the optimum ride height with cargo in the trunk or a trailer on tow. This allows the INFINITI QX80 to tow up to 8,500 lbs (3,855 kg) and carry up to 2,694 liters (95.1 cu ft) of interior cargo volume with third- and second-row seats folded. By keeping the vehicle at its optimal height, the INFINITI QX80 remains stable and continues to offer responsible handling and braking, improving driver confidence when towing or carrying heavier loads.

Gathering feedback from existing QX80 customers, INFINITI has also changed the vertical angle of the radial steel belt in the tire walls. This reduces vertical deflection by 5% over the outgoing INFINITI QX80, enabling the car to better absorb small vibrations and road impacts when driving over rough or broken surfaces.

Maximising stability

Finally, the design changes to the car are accompanied by optimised aerodynamic properties. With a drag co-efficient of 0.36 Cd – competitive with the most aerodynamic designs in the segment – the new INFINITI QX80 features a range of modifications to better direct air over, around and under the vehicle. INFINITI has applied its ‘zero lift’ approach, maximising stability at higher speeds. Revisions to the car include a new under-body cover, reshaped to improve air flow and reduce air pressure beneath the body and better direct air away from the rear tires to reduce drag.

The redesigned body also enhances air flow, particularly off the rear, to minimise drag-inducing turbulence. These changes reduce the effects of wind turbulence at higher speeds, leaving the driver feeling more in-control and connected with the road.

Perfect performer

In partnership with the advanced suspension, the QX80’s powertrain ensures effortless and refined progress. With a powerful 5.6-liter V8 engine driving the rear or both axles, the new QX80 remains the consummate performer in even the worst driving conditions.

The QX80 is available with rear-wheel drive or four-wheel drive, the latter enabling all-wheel traction when conditions require it, and off-road capability when the driver demands it. With optimal all-season power delivery, the rear-biased drivetrain defaults to rear-wheel drive, continually adjusting power distribution between front and rear axles.

Drivers can customise the all-wheel drive system via a dial in the center console. The system sits in ‘auto’ mode by default, using a computer-controlled transfer case to instantly redistribute engine torque to the wheels with the most traction. Permanent high- and low-range all-wheel drive settings are also available. The high-range setting is designed to take on moderate off-road driving and snow; the low-range function empowers drivers to tackle more demanding off-road conditions, with steeper inclines and declines, when more traction is needed.

The all-wheel drive system is backed up by the QX80’s four-wheel Active Brake Limited Slip (ABLS) system, which responds to wheel-spin by automatically applying brakes to each spinning wheel and redistributing torque to other wheels to maximize traction and control.

Both rear- and all-wheel drivetrains are paired with an advanced 5.6-liter DOHC V8 engine, delivering ample on-road performance. Combining the combustion efficiency of Direct Injection Gasoline (DIG), and the responsive acceleration of VVEL (Variable Valve Event and Lift) technology, the V8 engine produces 400 hp (298 kW) and 413 lb ft of torque. The smooth-shifting seven-speed automatic transmission, fitted as standard to every model, allows the driver to access the engine’s power and torque reserves at any time. The automatic transmission features Adaptive Shift Control (ASC), and manual shift mode with Downshift Rev Matching.

In rear-wheel drive configuration, the QX80’s fuel economy is rated at 14 mpg city, 20 mpg highway and 16 mpg combined. All-wheel drive variants are capable of 13 mpg city, 19 mpg highway and 15 mpg combined.

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