Infiniti QX60 History
The Infiniti QX60 was first introduced to the market in 2012 as part of Infiniti’s attempt to revamp their luxury image. Since its introduction, the QX60 has made an impression on the mid-size luxury crossover segment, helping Infiniti reestablish itself as a high-class brand.
The Infiniti QX60 is a mid-size luxury crossover manufactured at Nissan’s Smyrna, Tennessee, assembly plant, where it initially began production in 2012 under the name JX35. In 2013, the crossover changed its name to its current nomenclature and was reintroduced to the American market at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show. Infiniti built it based on the Nissan Murano platform, replacing the older Infiniti QX4.
Infiniti QX60 Reception
Even though it’s essentially the old Infiniti JX35 with a new name, the QX60 is a great choice for a family-oriented vehicle, which many reviewers have recognized. Its downfall comes with its handling, keeping it from being a top choice for the luxury crossover segment.
Infiniti QX60 Fun Facts
- Reaches 60 mph from a stand still in 8.6 seconds
- Was originally named the Infiniti JX35
- Shares the same platform as the Nissan Pathfinder
- The “60” number is mostly meaningless, though high model numbers tend to correspond with larger vehicles
- Offers both a conventional gas engine and gas-electric hybrid-powered version