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When will the current generation QX80 come to an end and when should we expect to see what the redesigned next generation model will look like?
 

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Well, there is a post about the new Nissan Patrol. It isn't sold in North America but it is basically the same as the QX80. Making a new Patrol doesn't mean there will be a new QX80, but it also could. All this to say that if they are making a new QX80, it is likely already quite far through development since it will be pretty similar to the Patrol.
 

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Found an article about the Nissan Patrol. The 2014 Patrol SUV just debuted at the 2013 Dubai Motor Show. It is described as a vehicle "designed and tailored to meet the demanding expectations of the Middle East's car buying public."

The updated Patrol has new LED headlamps and taillights, redesigned alloy wheels and tan leather and wood-trimmed steering wheel options. It will be offered with two 5.6-liter V8 engines that deliver 320 HP and 400 HP respectively.

You can tell by looking at it that it is basically the same as the QX80.



 

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Not anytime soon, it just got an update. The Patrol refresh you reference doesn't bring anything the QX80 doesn't have...

The Infiniti isn't sold in the middle east so for buyers looking for more luxury Nissan blended some infiniti into the Patrol...
 

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It's weird how Infiniti isn't sold in the Middle East, maybe that's only with Dubai?
It might be a good time for Infiniti to move into the Middle East as there's a lot of rich people, Saudi's are balling!

 

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the fact of the matter is the QX80 was resdeigned just before it had its name changed to QX80, we're looking at least 5 years before a new QX80, it already fits with Infiniti design language...
 

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yeah it only became available since 2010, not too far ago, definitely another 4-5 years to go till a refresh.
 

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that nissan patrol thing is really a cheap version of the QX80
Yeah thats what I realized, definitely unappealing when compared to the QX80. I find the QX80 to be one of the best looking SUV's in it's segment, the Patrol is just ugly.
 

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They were built on the same platform back then.

The Armada continues to be based on the Titan and other trucks and SUVs.

The QX80 of today is built off the Petrol.

Why do they do this? No clue.

Could just be logistics as the Armada is made in the USA where as the Patrol/QX56 and all the international versions are made overseas.
 

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They were built on the same platform back then.

The Armada continues to be based on the Titan and other trucks and SUVs.

The QX80 of today is built off the Petrol.

Why do they do this? No clue.

Could just be logistics as the Armada is made in the USA where as the Patrol/QX56 and all the international versions are made overseas.
Makes sense. Easier and cheaper to spread these vehicles around.
hopefully, QX80 production stays in Japan and doesn't get moved out somewhere else.
 

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It would keep the quality up. I still feel like the Infinitis that are built in the US aren't up to the same level of fitment and quality as the ones made in Japan.
 

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It would keep the quality up. I still feel like the Infinitis that are built in the US aren't up to the same level of fitment and quality as the ones made in Japan.
Exactly.
People in Japan just have more pride over what they do, at times, no matter what it is. People in America, most of them, have horrible attitudes and work ethic, and in a manufacturing plant for say.... a vehicle like the QX80, it would probably flow into that.
 
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