New Infiniti QX60 boasts increased towing capacity

The all-new 2022 Infiniti QX60 tows an Airstream around the Arizona Testing Center.

The all new 2022 Infiniti QX60 can tow up to 6,000 pounds, making the crossover more versatile for family weekend adventurers.

Now powered by a 3.5-liter V-6 coupled with Infiniti’s all-new 9-speed automatic transmission, the upcoming QX60 boasts a 20% increase in maximum towing capacity over its predecessor — enough to pull a 22-foot Airstream trailer or weekend adventure toys like personal watercraft or small motorized vehicles. Rigorous testing at Infiniti’s Arizona Testing Center validated the capacity, even under harsh conditions.

“During our durability towing testing, I had our drivers actually approach me after they drove the vehicle and said it was one of the best vehicles they’ve driven for towing,” said Heather Kniep, senior project engineer at the Arizona Testing Center. “They were really surprised at how easily (the QX60) towed such a big trailer…We want the customer to feel confident that their vehicle is going to last a long time. We’re testing the cars out to 20-plus years of mileage to what the customer would drive.”

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The increased towing capacity is supported by increased cooling and stability assistants. Selected models receive an uprated transmission oil cooler, integrated hitch receiver, trailer-tuned stability programming and dedicated prewiring harnesses.

The Infiniti QX60 is manufactured at Nissan’s Smyrna, Tennessee assembly plant. The plant, which opened in 1983, employs approximately 6,700 workers making the Infiniti QX60, and the Nissan Rogue, Pathfinder, Murano, Maxima and LEAF.

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