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What would you like to see changed for the next redesigned/refreshed QX60?

The biggest one for me is the drivetrain. Would like to see the ~328hp 3.7L engine with 7speed auto trans (with engine noise control measures matching the Q50) incorporated into our cars. Next on the list is a more usable 3rd row...a little more cargo room wouldn't hurt either (although this is more for a redesign than refresh). My last major one is better wind/road noise control. Tire noise seems to be well-controlled. Wind/road noise is not awful, but it's louder at 80mph than many competitors out there.

Other minor ones include brighter headlights or LED headlights, bigger nav screen, updated infotainment/smartphone integration and larger panoramic sunroof.
 

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kind of early to say

M35h drivetrain in the QX60 too much to ask? I doubt they will drop the CVT.. But a reliable CVT would be nice. I personally wouldn't mind a 7 or 8 speed transmission either. Full LED lights inside and out.
 

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It would be nice if the 3rd row was a bit more comfortable for people. I think that Infiniti can't make the 3rd row better and give more cargo room though. It would increase the size of the QX60 by quite a bit, and it already is a big mini-van. I hope that Infiniti redesigns the QX60 to lose some of its mini-van like looks. It's hard to make a cool looking vehicle in this segment, but I have faith in Infiniti.

Bigger engine is always fun too :D
 

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I agree with everyone on here. A bigger engine would be awesome, the only problem would be gas mileage, maybe solved with a turbo or supercharger? As for the third row space, if they create more, the rear will be smaller (obviously), but they could still have the fold down capabilities as they do now. Road and wind noise is another thing I believe Infiniti needs to work on, and this should be dealt with as they begin to get a higher market share. This vehicle is designed to be a transporter, and they are very close to making it a top competitor, they just need to change a few things. The more things people suggest, the more Infiniti will hear about, which results in changes based on the customers needs. So keep it up guys!!!
 

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I think that Infiniti will add an internet connection in the next gen QX60. IT makes sense for this vehicle because it is used for transporting kids and extra passengers generally. They can use the cars internet instead of 3G or whatever. Also, the internet connection is in preparation for when cars start communicating with each other and infrastructure.
 

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One reason Infiniti doesn't have wifi available is because most people wouldn't pay $30/month for internet when they can just use their phone plan. It is almost a smarter idea to just get a hotspot.
 

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One reason Infiniti doesn't have wifi available is because most people wouldn't pay $30/month for internet when they can just use their phone plan. It is almost a smarter idea to just get a hotspot.
so true.
plus some service providers give you some crazy options like unlimited data, which would make buying a different data plan for your car a waste.
 

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Better Headlights!!

More headroom in the 2nd and 3rd row.

More power, but also better gas mileage. I struggle to get better than 17mpg.
 

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My last major one is better wind/road noise control. Tire noise seems to be well-controlled. Wind/road noise is not awful, but it's louder at 80mph than many competitors out there.
I don't agree with this. This is by far the quietest vehicle I've ever had. At 80 I don't hear any wind noise at all, and it barely feels like it's moving that fast.

My wife's car is a 2008 Acura RDX, that thing is noisy as ****, but it sure does get up to speed fast.
 

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I think Infiniti should throw out a version with some meaninglessly powerful engine that very few people will actually buy, but they will nonetheless think they are driving a powerful car.

It is like very few people actually buy the BMW 335 or Audi S4 - which are legitimately powerful cars. Most people will buy the 200-and-change horsepower 328 and A4 and continue to believe that they drive a very powerful car.

Infiniti needs to get on that marketing gimmick thing.

That should help brand placement.

Car wise - I think the one thing they need to focus on is getting a little more cargo space with the 3rd row up. To increase passenger volume, they have sacrificed cargo space to an extent that you cannot even fit a single stroller horizontally.
 

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I don't agree with this. This is by far the quietest vehicle I've ever had. At 80 I don't hear any wind noise at all, and it barely feels like it's moving that fast.

My wife's car is a 2008 Acura RDX, that thing is noisy as ****, but it sure does get up to speed fast.
My wife's 2013 VW Touareg is quieter, as is the Audi Q7 and most certainly the Mercedes GL (although the GL is outside of the QX60's price point). I haven't been in a new (2014) MDX at highway speeds, but I am told that the new one is quieter than the QX60. Though I agree with you that Hondas have historically been awful in this department. My parents' Pilot is is like riding in a cargo van.

The QX60 isn't bad, but I hear a fair amount of road din and wind noise at anything over 65mph or so (no tire noise though). While your and my perspective can be different on this I have to ask - does your car truly make no perceptible wind noise at highway speeds or are you just saying comparatively speaking? If the former, perhaps I should get my car checked.
 

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One thing I was thinking about for the next QX60 is an option for a HUD. I feel like that technology should be ready to go by the time they update the QX60 to a new generation.
 

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My wife's 2013 VW Touareg is quieter, as is the Audi Q7 and most certainly the Mercedes GL (although the GL is outside of the QX60's price point). I haven't been in a new (2014) MDX at highway speeds, but I am told that the new one is quieter than the QX60. Though I agree with you that Hondas have historically been awful in this department. My parents' Pilot is is like riding in a cargo van.

The QX60 isn't bad, but I hear a fair amount of road din and wind noise at anything over 65mph or so (no tire noise though). While your and my perspective can be different on this I have to ask - does your car truly make no perceptible wind noise at highway speeds or are you just saying comparatively speaking? If the former, perhaps I should get my car checked.
I find it very quiet. But perception of noise is will be different, obviously.
 

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all this talk about expanding cargo cap and 3rd row space seems to be forgetting that there is a QX80 above, Infiniti needs to be careful that the QX60 doesn't just become a FWD QX80...
 

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I agree with KCQ. It is already in the top of its class for 3rd row room, I think what it needs the most is either more power with the same gas mileage as now, or the same power with better gas mileage.
 

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More power and more mileage is possible. Not sure what room they have to work with in the engine to better both area's but it's a typical improvement of car makers to do.
 

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all this talk about expanding cargo cap and 3rd row space seems to be forgetting that there is a QX80 above, Infiniti needs to be careful that the QX60 doesn't just become a FWD QX80...
But look at the Nissan Pathfinder. It is an SUV that has 3 rows of seating. Placed above that (in most markets) is the Patrol (which is the QX80 in the US). All that being said I don't think that the QX60 would be stepping on the QX80's toes. The look of the vehicle would be totally different.
 

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That is true, but when you add things to a vehicle it also boosts the production cost, which will boost the sale price. I think it will be due for a new interface as well in the next few years.
 

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all this talk about expanding cargo cap and 3rd row space seems to be forgetting that there is a QX80 above, Infiniti needs to be careful that the QX60 doesn't just become a FWD QX80...
With the 3rd row up, the cargo space will not even take a single stroller lying flat. You have to stand it on its side and then hear it alternatively bump against the hatch and the seat while driving.

Guessing that MAY be a problem for what is supposed to be a family car to haul kids, all the more so when the QX60 is clearly being pitched as a minivan alternative.
 
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