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This is the digital instrument cluster in the upcoming Nissan Rogue Sport, Infiniti QX60

A new digital instrument cluster has a home in the 2021 Nissan Rogue.

Photo courtesy of Visteon

Nissan and Infiniti vehicles are getting new instrument clusters as their next-generation designs begin to come to fruition as part of a number of new model rollouts happening over the next year and a half. The fully digital design is made by Visteon, a Tier 1 supplier devoted exclusively to cockpit electronics.

The 12.3-inch screen, currently in the 2021 Nissan Rogue, will be coming to the upcoming Nissan X-Trail (not sold in the U.S.), Nissan Qashqai (known in the U.S. as the Rogue Sport), and Infiniti QX60.

It's a customizable display that displays a digital speedometer and tachometer. It also has "next-level" navigation with high-definition maps, advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) visualization features, and in-vehicle infotainment elements including music and album art.

2021 Nissan Rogue digital instrument cluster The 12.3-inch cluster features all the vital information needed to pilot the vehicle.Photo courtesy of Visteon

The cluster breaks new ground for Visteon. It is the first one that's fully reconfigurable and that is capable of 60 frames per second for the gauge pointer. It's also the first gauge cluster to utilize CGI Studio as the graphics toolchain and "is the standard-bearer for implementing graphical user interface (GUI) dimming" according to a release.

The 2021 Rogue is on sale this month. It is a complete redesign of one of themost popular SUVs in the country. Its starting price is just $160 higher than that of the outgoing model. In addition to the gauge cluster, the Rogue is loaded with a host of family-friendly features.

Nissan has already bumped up the safety technology level in its existing vehicles, announcing last month that it will have 10 cars, trucks, and SUVs with standard Safety Shield 360 technology for the 2021 model year.

2021 Nissan Rogue digital instrument cluster The cluster is one of two new screens in the Rogue.Photo courtesy of Visteon

The redesigned Infiniti QX60 will debut soon. In September, the QX60 Monograph debuted giving a look at what can be expected from the exterior of the new SUV. AutomotiveMap has already seen renderings of the exterior and interior of the vehicle. We spill the tea on those here.

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2022 Infiniti Q50 gets more standard tech

The car sees new tech and interior features for 2022.

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The Infiniti Q50 is an aging but still-stylish sedan that offers value and power, but it hasn't quite kept pace with the crop of more engaging premium European cars. However, it's still worth a look, and to press that point further, Infiniti has updated the car for 2022 with a healthy list of standard features.

2022 Infiniti Q50 Exterior styling has not changed for 2022.Infiniti

Headline updates for the 2022 Q50 are wireless Apple CarPlay and newly standard Bose Performance Series Audio. There's now leather for every trim, but in the ways that count, the car is the same as the one we saw last year, the year before, and so on.

That's not to say that the car is bad. After all, it still offers a 300-horsepower twin-turbo V6 as standard and can be upgraded with a 400-horsepower version of the engine. And, despite its aging exterior styling, it's still a handsome car with smooth, sculpted bodywork. The seven-speed automatic transmission and available all-wheel drive remain in place.

2022 Infiniti Q50 All-wheel drive is available for all models.Infiniti

Pricing for the 2022 Infiniti Q50 starts at $43,125, which includes a $1,025 destination fee. The car gets standard wireless Apple CarPlay, leather upholstery, 18-inch wheels, and Bose Performance Audio. All-wheel drive is available for a $2,000 upcharge.

2022 Infiniti Q50 Wireless Apple CarPlay and Bose audio are standard.Infiniti

The mid-range Q50 Sensory starts at $48,825, and comes with 19-inch wheels, black open-pore wood interior accents, navigation, and an air purifier system. Stepping up to the top Q50 Red Sport 400 will run $56,975, and brings the more powerful V6 engine, semi-aniline leather upholstery, and Dynamic Digital Suspension, which adjusts damping settings depending on road conditions and driving style.

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The QX60 is all-new for 2022.

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Infiniti has released detailed specs and features for its all-new QX60 SUV. The upscale family hauler will land later this year with a reasonable starting price, updated tech, a nicely appointed cabin, and plenty more. The automaker offers its new SUV in four trims, each of which is available with all-wheel drive: Pure, Luxe, Sensory, and Autograph.

The QX60 is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 that makes 295 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque. Front-wheel drive is standard, but all-wheel drive is available, and all models get a new nine-speed automatic transmission. Infiniti says that the gearbox has a low first gear that helps deliver better acceleration and power off the line, and taller upper gears for smoother cruising on the highway. The revised all-wheel drive system is more responsive and engages more quickly than the system in the previous model.


2022 Infiniti QX60 The QX60 gets leather and several luxury features as standard kit. Infiniti


An upgraded interior is in the cards for the new QX60, as all models now get leather, heated front seats, and a heated steering wheel as standard equipment. Front passengers' backsides are treated to Infiniti's excellent zero-gravity seats and a stiffer second-row seat frame reduces vibration and noise in the cabin. Infiniti says that the cabin itself has more sound-deadening materials and thicker glass in the second row, which together yield a 7 percent improvement in noise on the highway.


2022 Infiniti QX60 A digital gauge cluster comes on all but the base model.Infiniti


A 12.3-inch infotainment touchscreen is standard that runs wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Six USB ports, nine speakers, HD Radio Bluetooth, voice commands, and SiriusXM radio are also standard. All but the base Pure trim level come with a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster, and the top Autograph model gets a 10.8-inch full-color head-up display and a smart rearview mirror.

The new QX60 goes on sale this fall in the U.S. and Canada. Pricing starts at $47,875 for the base Pure model and tops out at $64,275 for the top Autograph AWD trim.

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