With mid-size SUV’s popularity increasing, many brands are looking to make their version the hottest on the market. The new Infiniti QX60, slated for a 2021 release date, is expected to offer a variety of upgrades both on the exterior and interior. Completely rehauling its previous aesthetic with features as prominent as a monotone body and black top or as obscure as new door handle detailing, the new QX60 aims to compete with luxury automakers and establish itself as a premium-SUV supplier.

The 2021 Infiniti QX60

While some exact details have yet to be confirmed by Infiniti, the brand has slowly but surely began revealing why consumers should be excited for next year’s release. Besides the supposedly lavish interior that will be offered, Infiniti plans to significantly upgrade the vehicle under the hood. An eight-speed automatic transmission and a V6 engine more powerful than its predecessor are looking likely for the 2021 release. The new model is also expected to switch from front-wheel to rear-wheel drive to keep up with competitors like Mercedes-Benz and BMW whose mid-size SUVs have already made the switch. Prototype photos of the exterior show off the model’s athletic but luxurious appeal, and while the interior has remained behind closed doors, we’re expecting significant improvements.

The base of the interior, a three-row layout, will remain untouched, as the vehicle’s ability to seat up to seven passengers is a popular selling point among families. Accents like wood trim and leather upholstery are becoming commonplace and expected in the luxury SUV market, so we expect them to define the QX60’s interior. Another popular feature is a technologically advanced and user-friendly infotainment system, which will appear in this 2021 model. Structural and performance improvements paired with interior upgrades with what will likely be a fair base price leave us excited for this release.

Infiniti is embracing the industry trend toward mid-size SUVs, and from what we’ve seen so far, their competitors might be starting to sweat. If more impressive details are released and continue to impress consumers, the 2021 Infiniti QX60 could be the hottest luxury mid-size SUV release of next year. We’re excited to learn even more about this model.