Today we bring you an initial batch of spy images depicting Infiniti’s upcoming minor facelift for the QX60.

Already confirmed to debut in January at NAIAS, Infiniti’s facelifted QX60 has been spotted by our spy photographers in Detroit and as you can see it has disguise on both the front and rear ends, along with some makeup on the side mirror caps. The extensive amount of disguise might trick you into believing that changes are going to be substantial, but in reality the cosmetic tweaks will be on a subtle level and these will bring the QX60 more in line with the company’s recently updated crossovers/SUVs.

The prototype spotted here had the same 3.5-liter V6 engine which in the current model is good enough for 265 bhp (198 kW) at 6,400 rpm and 248 lb-ft (336 Nm) at 4,400 rpm channeled to either the front wheels or to an optional AWD setup through a continuously variable transmission (CVT). It’s not known at this point whether Infiniti will fiddle around with the engine to increase power or boost economy beyond the current 21 mpg city / 27 mpg highway of the FWD model and 19 mpg city / 26 mpg highway of the all-paw version.

Taking into account the Nissan Pathfinder-based QX60 facelift will show up in Detroit early next year, maybe Infiniti will reveal the model online before the year’s end.

Gallery: 2016 Infiniti QX60 spied with front and rear makeup

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