Why no 120V power inverter in 2016?

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Why no 120V power inverter in 2016?

Postby jkm3093 » Mon Apr 19, 2021 6:14 am

We bought our 2016 QX80 without even considering there was no built in power inverter as we have it in our 2014 Pathfinder. I downloaded the 2015 QX80 FSM that shows it was included then. Anyone know why it was discontinued?


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Re: Why no 120V power inverter in 2016?

Postby jkm3093 » Wed Apr 21, 2021 1:20 pm

Hmmm - It doesn't seem like there is much activity on this website.

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Re: Why no 120V power inverter in 2016?

Postby VStar650CL » Wed Apr 21, 2021 2:07 pm

There's plenty of activity, but only if somebody has an answer for you. I don't.

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Re: Why no 120V power inverter in 2016?

Postby jkm3093 » Thu Apr 22, 2021 5:23 pm

Fair enough. As I like to contribute to forums, I'll investigate the answer myself & report back.

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Re: Why no 120V power inverter in 2016?

Postby jkm3093 » Mon Jun 28, 2021 6:29 am

Well, it seems even the Infiniti dealership cannot answer that question. The service manager guessed it had to to with trim level, but we just traded our QX80 for a 2018 certified used QX60 at the same dealership with top trim level and that doesn't have 120V either. I guess they just did away with it. Bummer.

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Re: Why no 120V power inverter in 2016?

Postby VStar650CL » Mon Jun 28, 2021 7:15 am

jkm3093 wrote:
Mon Jun 28, 2021 6:29 am
Well, it seems even the Infiniti dealership cannot answer that question. The service manager guessed it had to to with trim level, but we just traded our QX80 for a 2018 certified used QX60 at the same dealership with top trim level and that doesn't have 120V either. I guess they just did away with it. Bummer.
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Re: Why no 120V power inverter in 2016?

Postby mdmellott » Sat Jul 24, 2021 8:04 am

jkm3093 wrote:
Mon Apr 19, 2021 6:14 am
We bought our 2016 QX80 without even considering there was no built in power inverter as we have it in our 2014 Pathfinder. I downloaded the 2015 QX80 FSM that shows it was included then. Anyone know why it was discontinued?
Follow the money. Infiniti's failed attempt to capture the European market (they finally pulled out in early 2020) would have required a 240V/50Hz inverter and that would cost the company more to maintain another expensive part offering on an already anemic profit margin overseas. Margins were not much better in the USA either, so dropping the 120V/60Hz inverter altogether makes sense from an economics point of view.


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