When we drove the 2016 Infiniti QX60, we had complained about how the 3.5-litre V6 has remained unchanged ever since 2012 when the model was first introduced as the JX35. While the model sold here had an engine with 265bhp and 336Nm of torque, other markets had already got an upgraded version of the engine with more horsepower and torque. Just three months on, Infiniti Middle East has announced the 2017 model of the utility vehicle with this more powerful engine.

The 3.5 litre V6 engine now delivers 295bhp at 6,400 rpm and 350Nm of torque at 4,800rpm. This is a good 30 horses and 24Nm more than the previous version had. This new powertrain should make the QX60 a significantly better vehicle to drive.  It also comes equipped with other convenience and safety features such as a Motion Activated Liftgate that lets you open the tailgate with just a swipe of your foot under the rear bumper. Rear passengers get two large 8.0in headrest monitors, while infotainment system has also been upgraded.

On the safety front, the QX60 features Forward Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Predictive Forward Collision Warning, Backup Collision Intervention and Around View Monitor among others.