Today, the Infinity QX50 sedan is one the most powerful and versatile crossover cars in the segment. For the upcoming 2016 Infinity QX50 model, expect a bigger interior, enhanced styling, plus a longer wheelbase.
The Infiniti QX50 was first introduced as the Infiniti EX35 sedan. It became popular as one of the first, personal crossover vehicles on the market. The EX35 was the first car to offer new technology features including Infiniti’s own Around View® Monitor. Car owners could choose between Intelligent All-Wheel Drive or rear-wheel drive, plus it came with one of the most powerful engines in its car class.
The new 2016 Infiniti QX50 will feature a luxurious interior, an array of advanced technology features, plus a stylish exterior that will turn heads and people will quickly recognize on the road. All grade levels of the new QX50 will come with a moonroof. The Infinity’s wheelbase is being extended by 3.2 inches. A new Hagane Blue exterior color option will also be available to car buyers. The other six exterior colors are: Malbec Black, Midnight Garnet, Graphite Shadow, Liquid Platinum, Black Obsidian and Moonlight White.
Randy Parker is the vice president of Infiniti Americas and was quotes, “Following the 2015 introductions of the updated Infiniti Q70 and the addition of the Q70L long-wheelbase version and new range-topping QX80 Limited full-size SUV, we’re kicking off model year 2016 with the updated QX50.”
The outside of the new 2016 Infiniti QX50 will feature large L-shaped headlights with new LED Daytime Running Lights, integrated fog lights, “dynamic arch” profile, xenon auto-leveling headlights and stylish LED taillights. Part of the Deluxe Touring Package, enjoy the new 19-inch aluminum-alloy wheels. Standard package is the 18-inch 8-spoke metallic finish aluminum-alloy wheels with 225/55R18 all-season tires. The car’s rear hatchback spoiler includes an integrated brake light.
The QX50 will also come with a new front and rear bumpers with lower fascia, new double-arch front grille, in addition to new side mirrors that come integrated with LED turn signals.
The interior of the 2016 Infiniti QX50 is incredibly nice. By extending the wheelbase by 3.2 inches, there is now more room inside – equaling an 8.3 cubic feet increase in interior volume. Higher ground clearance allows the driver a higher vantage point that results in improved visibility. The interior of the new QX50 will utilize standard premium leather-appointed seating surfaces. A choice of three different colors are available – Wheat, Graphite as well as Chestnut.
The cabin layout is definitely driver-focused. Enjoy the easy-to-read high-contrast gauges, Infiniti’s signature “double-wave” instrument panel, plus hospitality lighting with pin LED light over the console. Passengers will enjoy the standard premium leather-appointed seating that also comes with heated front seats. Infinity utilizes textured, aluminum accents throughout the car’s cabin. For your listening pleasure, enjoy the Bose premium audio system that is equipped with eleven speakers and two subwoofers.
The new QX50 3.7-liter V-6 engine is rated at 267 lb-ft of torque and 325 horsepower. Experience smooth driving with the standard, seven-speed automatic transmission that has a manual shift mode. The sedan’s standard braking system comes with power-assisted front and rear discs, plus a standard Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist.
Infinity states the car’s fuel economy is rated at 17 mpg city/25 mpg highway for rear-wheel drive models. For all-wheel drive models, the car manufacturer says to expect 17 mpg city/24 mpg highway.
There will be two models available – the 2016 Infinity QX50 and QX50 AWD. The four option packages available are – Premium Package, Premium Plus Package, Technology Package and Deluxe Touring Package.
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