An Infiniti spokesman has announced that the QX70 crossover has been killed off. Sad. Kind of. Not really.
Although U.S. customers continue to demand crossovers, Infiniti told Automotive News that the QX70 won’t be offered for the 2018 model year and that it will instead shift its marketing efforts to the smaller QX50, set for a comprehensive overhaul in 2018.
The untimely demise of the QX70 comes as quite a surprise, particularly after the company unveiled the new premium version of the crossover, dubbed the QX70 Limited, at last year’s New York Auto Show.
However, the design of the QX70 remained largely unchanged from 2009 and is now at odds with the rest of the Infiniti family, particularly when compared to both the QX50 Concept and QX80 Monograph Concept.
While the QX70 as we know it is no more, the automaker is said to be planning a Nissan Murano-based replacement for 2021 or 2022.