At the end of 2012, Infiniti announced a new naming strategy where the letter Q would indicate sedans, coupes and convertibles models, and QX would indicate crossovers and SUVs.This new naming system takes over for the 2014 model year, ushering in the "new" QX60.
As of now, Infiniti offers four different crossovers and SUVs, including the QX50 (previously the EX35), QX60 (previously the JX35), QX70 (previously the FX35) and QX80 (previously the QX56). With the previous naming strategy, the numbers in the model’s name referred to the engine displacement, but now it indicates the model’s place in the lineup — the higher the number, the more expensive and luxurious the model; easy enough.
The QX60 carries over pretty much everything from the JX35 that Infiniti unveiled at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show , including the engine, exterior and interior look, and all the accessories. In fact, the new QX60 is little more than the 2013 JX35 with "QX" badges.
Click past the jump to read more about the 2014 Infiniti QX60.
Infiniti’s name change is starting to take hold with the QX50 and QX80 officially carry over from their previous nameplates aside from the new badges. The name change is hard to swallow. Let’s just get that in the open.
Not only are the new names confusing, but they ditch all the old short-hand for model and engine size. One upside I know from starting my career as an Infiniti dealer runner is to call the pronounce the name differently. QX4 became "Q by four" - and so QX50 could be called "Q by 50." Still not exactly peachy to say, but I digress.
The EX37 is now the QX50 for 2014, and comes in four flavors of trim and rear- or all-wheel-drive traction from about $35,000. Where does this model fit with the new Infiniti Q50 that is leading the brand?
Style-wise, the crossover QX50 was never really the centerfold of its first-gen FX cousins. Even so, it is an even closer replica of a G35 wagon that was never offered stateside. Near-perfect weight distribution, a 325-horsepower engine and a swanky seven-speed automatic are still the main benefits of this sporty crossover.
Quality and interior luxury is up there as well, but certainly not space, with no quoted figure for the seats-down luggage capacity, one has to fear the worst.
At the end of 2012, Infiniti announced plans to change its naming strategy once again. The usual G, M, FX, EX names were dropped and all models will get new names prefixed by Q for sedans, coupes and convertibles, and QX, for crossover and SUV models.
Next to the Q or QX lettering, each model will also get a double digit representing its level within the range. The first model to adopt the new strategy was the Q50 — a sedan that replaced the G37. It will be followed by the Q30 Coupe, plus there are rumors that suggest there will also be a flagship model called either Q70 or Q80.
Now, Infiniti released a video that explains why the company opted for this new naming strategy. The company launched its first model in 1989. It was named Q45 and the new naming strategy pays tribute to this original model.
Infiniti is going to add a new hybrid version to the QX60 premium crossover lineup. This model will make its world debut at the 2013 New York Auto Show. The new QX60 Hybrid will be priced $3,000 above the non-hybrid models, meaning the price will start at about $63,000.
The QX60 Hybrid will combine a 2.5-liter supercharged engine with a 15 kW (20 horsepower) electric motor connected to an advanced CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) and it will produce an estimated 250 horsepower. The electric motor will take its energy from a compact Lithium-ion battery, but the model will also feature an Intelligent Regenerative Braking system that partially recharges the battery during braking.
The model will be offered with advanced technologies like Backup Collision Intervention (BCI) and Around View Monitor to help keep you safe.
Full details on the 2014 Infiniti QX60 Hybrid will be unveiled during the car’s debut at the 2013 New York Auto Show.
Okay, so there are two things that I really love, besides my family and close friends, of course. Those two things are cars (obviously) and football. With my love of football comes my love of fantasy football, much to my wife’s chagrin.
Well, the folks over at Shopautoweek have taken both of my loves and put them together in the form of automotive fantasy football. They chose a lineup of cars to make up the offensive side of a football team.
The team consists of a full assortment of offensive linemen, which you actually don’t have in most fantasy football leagues: a quarterback, fullback, running back, tight end, and two wide receivers. They even went as far as putting out a scouring report listing why they selected each car for these respective positions.
We do disagree with some of their selections, but overall it is a good effort. So check out the full infographic after the jump and let us know in the comments section what cars you would put on your team.
As useless as they might seem to some people, the luxury full size vehicle segment is one that is a fairly large seller in the United States. The ability to travel off the road – in most cases -, haul a family and cargo, and ride around in the lap of luxury is the quintessential American dream.
That might have been a lie, as America’s offerings in the luxury SUV market aren’t all that good compared to the rest of the world. That doesn’t mean that the U.S is lagging behind though. It might not be great, but the Cadillac Escalade is the king of bling and one of the most recognizable vehicles on the road.
So, what sort of characteristics do we look for in these monsters of the road? Obviously, they need to look good because, after all, that’s what matters most with these things. The motors need to be strong and fuel efficient, the interiors need to be built and laid out well, and they need to be able to travel in the rough stuff. There is no price cap for these vehicles.
The 2011 Infiniti QX56 made its world debut today at the 2010 New York Auto Show . Sales will begin in the summer and customers will have to choose between two models: the QX56 2WD priced at $56,700 USD or the QX56 4WD priced at $59,800 USD.
The 2011 QX56 is powered by a new 5.6 liter V8 engine that delivers 400hp and 405lbs-ft of torque. The engine features VVEL (Variable Valve Event & Lift) technology with the efficiency of Direct Injection Gasoline and a 7-speed automatic transmission. The QX56 also boasts a 10% fuel economy increase compared to the previous QX model .
The exterior design gets a new, bold front chrome grille flanked by automatic on/off bi-functional xenon headlights, body color running boards, body color integrated front and rear splash guards built into the wheel arches, roof rails, power sliding tinted glass moonroof and a power rear liftgate. The 2011 QX56 is also 1.4-inches longer, 1.1-inches wider and 3.8-inches lower in overall height than its predecessor.
The list of standard equipment includes: an Infiniti Hard Drive Navigation System, Around View Monitor, Bose 2-channel, 13-speaker Premium Audio System, and available perforated semi-aniline leather seating and a dual 7-inch color monitor DVD system. The QX56 is available with standard 20" wheels and a choice of 6 different exterior colors.
Infinity has announced the pricing for their take on the Nissan PAthfinder Armada, the QX56. The 2010 model is now in showrooms across the country and starts at $56,050 for the two wheel drive model and go up to $59,150 for the four wheel drive version. No matter which drive train you choose, the QX56 is powered by a 5.6 Liter DOHC V8 making 320 HP and 393 lb-ft of torque, connected to a 5 speed automatic transmission.
So in case you are looking to haul some serious cargo in extreme comfort, or are just looking for a way to carry 7 passengers plus yourself, you have options in the luxury full size SUV segment, and the Infiniti QX56 is a prety good one.
Infiniti QX56 is designed for big families that both need big car and luxury. With eight-passenger seating (seven-passenger with 2nd row captain’s chairs) and standard equipment such as leather-appointed seating and navigation system, Rearview Monitor, Bluetooth® Hands-Free Phone System and an independent rear suspension (IRS) with load leveling, the 2007 QX56 can easily satisfy any of this needs. Powered by a V8 engine with an output of 320 hp, the QX56 is priced starting $49.950 (2007 model year).
Infiniti has announced the MSRP for the 2008 QX56 SUV that will go on sale this summer at Infiniti retailers nationwide. Priced at $52,150 for the QX56 2WD and $55,250 for the Infiniti QX56 4WD, the new model is a redesign for the popular, full-size Infiniti Q X56, with new exterior features, interior enhancements and a range of new standard amenities and technology. Both models, the 2WD and the 4WD models are powered by a standard 5.6-liter DOHC V8 engine producing 320-horsepower and a (...) More