Infiniti QX80 Radio Review


Infiniti as a brand has had a few attempts to establish itself in Australia. The range topping QX80 had a major update in early 2018 with an external redesign and more features added internally. Primarily designed for the Middle East and USA, the QX80 has a small but strong following in Australia. Rob Fraser takes a look.

The QX80 sits in a rare category, the luxury true 4WD. There are only a few left and while it doesn’t have the dynamics of a say a Land Rover  it actually does most things pretty well.

It sells in ridiculously small numbers, say less than 100 a year, but is important as a flagship model. I’m actually glad that Infiniti has persevered with the vehicle, and encourage buyers to at least have a drive while they can before the politically correct world of Electric Vehicles takes over.

Until then I delight in knowing that there is a beast of a 4WD with a powerful V8 engine that will carry my family in luxury and comfort pretty much anywhere I choose to go, at a reasonable price around $110,000 plus the usual costs.

While is does consume petrol at an alarming rate It remains an exceptionally capable 4WD vehicle and can tow almost anything you put behind it.

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Rob Fraser – General dogsbody & Director Rob is the founder of the business. He constantly mutters something about way too many red wines one evening being to blame. Often known for taking the 4WD in the driveway over the sports car, he has travelled pretty much everywhere in Australia and when he is bored goes for a drive. He first learned to drive on the farm in a left hand drive WW11 Jeep when he was 11, and was hooked on 4WDriving way back then. In addition to 4WD he is an avid motoring enthusiast and has maintained a strong interest in the industry ever since his teens. He has owned way too many cars in his time as well. Having previously lived at the top of corporate life he retired in 2000 and hasn’t put a suit and tie on since. Cars are his passion so why not have a business doing what you love he figures. He has towed either a caravan or camper trailer to most parts of Australia, has run guided tours for camper trailers’ and instructed drivers in off road towing.