Infiniti Q70, QX80 and QX80 Limited show off at New York auto showWed, 16 Apr 2014
Infiniti, the brand of Q, is showing off its updated 2015 lineup at the New York auto show. Included is the Q70 sedan, along with the brand's QX80 and QX80 Limited SUV models.
The 2015 Q70 will be introduced for the first time in a long-wheelbase version, adding an additional 5.9 inches over the previous generation. The Q70 gets a full bumper-to-bumper facelift with a new LED headlight design accentuating the sedan's new double-arch grille. Updated taillights round out the look, while the rear bumper has been slimmed down and the trunk line flattened.
The interior of the Q70 also sees some improvements for the 2015 model year with a 7-inch color vehicle information display, plus driver and passenger heated and 10-way power adjustable seating, including two-way lumbar support.
The Q70 will be available in a few different powertrain options, starting with a 3.7-liter V6, which is good for 330 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque. The 5.6-liter V8 gives the Q70 a considerable power boost, with 420 hp and 417 lb-ft of torque on the standard model, while the long-wheelbase version is rated at 416 hp and 414 lb-ft of torque.
For those buyers who are more green-conscious, the Q70 will also be available as a hybrid with combined power of 360 hp and 214 lb-ft of torque.
The 2015 QX80 luxury SUV gets design cues from the automaker's sport sedan, the Q50. A newly designed upper grille and revised front fascia feature new LED high/low-beam headlights, LED turn signals, LED fog lights and an entirely new bumper.
The luxury SUV will be available in three new exterior colors among the seven already available: Hermosa blue, graphite shadow and majestic white. 20-inch aluminum-alloy wheels come standard on the QX80 with the option of 22-inch rims in the tire and wheel package.
Buyers will have the option of a few interior “atmosphere” colors (Infiniti's words) including wheat or graphite leather-appointed seating.
The QX80 continues to use a 5.6-liter V8 engine under the hood good for 400 hp and 413 lb-ft of torque. The luxury SUV will be available in either rear-wheel or four-wheel drive with a seven-speed automatic transmission.
The QX80 Limited will also make its debut with a few extra bells and whistles and exterior colors such as imperial black, mocha almond and Dakar bronze, exclusive to the “Limited” trim. Under the hood the specs are identical to the QX80, but the Limited will only be offered with all-wheel-drive.
About the New York auto show
The 2014 New York auto show runs April 16-27 and is expected to attract a range of production and concept cars including the 2015 Mustang convertible, BMW M4 convertible and next Hyundai Sonata. Check out Autoweek's complete coverage at autoweek.com/new-york-auto-show.
By Natalie Sejnost