The 2011 Infiniti QX56 made its world debut today at the 2010 New York Auto Show . Sales will begin in the summer and customers will have to choose between two models: the QX56 2WD priced at $56,700 USD or the QX56 4WD priced at $59,800 USD.
The 2011 QX56 is powered by a new 5.6 liter V8 engine that delivers 400hp and 405lbs-ft of torque. The engine features VVEL (Variable Valve Event & Lift) technology with the efficiency of Direct Injection Gasoline and a 7-speed automatic transmission. The QX56 also boasts a 10% fuel economy increase compared to the previous QX model .
The exterior design gets a new, bold front chrome grille flanked by automatic on/off bi-functional xenon headlights, body color running boards, body color integrated front and rear splash guards built into the wheel arches, roof rails, power sliding tinted glass moonroof and a power rear liftgate. The 2011 QX56 is also 1.4-inches longer, 1.1-inches wider and 3.8-inches lower in overall height than its predecessor.
The list of standard equipment includes: an Infiniti Hard Drive Navigation System, Around View Monitor, Bose 2-channel, 13-speaker Premium Audio System, and available perforated semi-aniline leather seating and a dual 7-inch color monitor DVD system. The QX56 is available with standard 20" wheels and a choice of 6 different exterior colors.
Press release after the jump.