The 2008 model year marks a redesign for the popular, full-size INFINITI QX56 sport utility vehicle, with new exterior features, interior enhancements and new technology. The 2008 QX56 features new front and rear fascias, new front fog lights, a revised one-piece roof rack design and new standard 20x8J-inch chromed aluminum-alloy wheels. Two new exterior colors, Lakeshore Slate and Serengeti Sand, are also offered.
Inside, the new QX56 adds a power-folding 3rd row 60/40 split seat, new illuminated steering wheel controls, new designs and colors for the instrument cluster, a new Stone interior color and new wood grain interior trim. New standard equipment includes a Burr-Brown® audio system with 9.5-gigabyte Music Box hard drive and standard Intelligent Key. Now optional is a XM® NavTraffic™ system with real-time traffic information (requires active XM® satellite radio subscription), working in concert with the standard INFINITI Navigation System (hard drive-based) to display current traffic conditions, and a larger 8.0-inch screen for the optional INFINITI Mobile Entertainment System.
The QX56 retains its powerful, standard DOHC 5.6-liter V8 engine. The engine is rated at 320 horsepower and 393 lb-ft of torque – 90% of which is available at 2,500 RPM for maximum towing and hauling capability.