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New for 2016: Infiniti

New for 2016: Infiniti

By Philly Murtha, December 02, 2015


In an effort to increase sales across the board, Infiniti expands its lineup in 2016. The Q50 sport sedan and QX60 midsize luxury SUV are the top-selling models for Infiniti—both achieved major gains in 2015 vs. the prior year. Two modern turbocharged engines will be added to the 2016 lineup to add pep and driving fun. The old G-Series, or Q40, model was discontinued in 2015, and a new entry-level Q30 compact hatchback will arrive in showrooms as a 2017 model in the spring or summer of 2016. A QX30 compact crossover model also is on the way. In addition, there will be no 2016 Q60. The 2017 Q60 will be available in late summer or early fall of 2016.

Following is an overview of new or updated features for each 2016 Infiniti model:



2017 Infiniti Q30 photo2017 Infiniti Q30

  • First global entry in the premium compact car segment will arrive in calendar 2016 as a 2017 model
  • Bold character, daring shape were descriptives when Q30 was displayed at 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show
  • Sculpted concept-car exterior and asymmetrical cabin design
  • Base, Premium, Premium Tech, and Q30 Sport trim levels will be offered
  • Individual suspension settings




2015 Infiniti Q50 photo

2015 model shown

2016 Infiniti Q50

  • Enhanced powertrain and trim level offerings
  • New 2.0-liter, turbocharged 4-cylinder engine sourced from Mercedes-Benz, built in the U.S., and produces 250 horsepower




Infiniti Q60 Concept photo

Q60 Concept shown

2017 Infiniti Q60

  • The 2017 Q60—based on the Q60 Concept shown in early 2015—will be available in late summer/early fall 2016

2015 Infiniti Q70 photo

2015 model shown

2016 Infiniti Q70

  • Flagship sedan features a refined exterior and interior
  • More advanced safety technology
  • Choice of Standard and extended-wheelbase versions
  • Choice of five trim levels in rear-wheel (RWD) or all-wheel drive (AWD)
  • Equipped with 3.7-liter V-6 gasoline engine, optional 5.6-liter V-8, or 3.5-liter V-6/electric motor hybrid



2016 Infiniti QX50 photo2016 Infiniti QX50

  • Standard wheelbase extended by 3.2 in. resulting in roomier rear seating—4.3 in. more legroom; 3.9 in. more rear knee space
  • New exterior styling with new LED daytime running lights, fog lights, new side sill design, new rear fascia, LED side mirror turn signals
  • New 2.0-liter, turbocharged 4-cylinder engine for base model available this winter
  • Extra 2.7 cu. ft. of cargo capacity
  • New-design 19-in. wheels
  • New Premium Plus option package featuring Infiniti Navigation System, Around View Monitor camera, streaming audio via Bluetooth, and Front and Rear Sonar System
  • Power moonroof now standard
  • Heated front seats standard
  • One new exterior color: Hagane Blue
  • Offered in front-wheel (FWD) and all-wheel drive (AWD)




2015 Infiniti QX60 photo

2015 model shown

2016 Infiniti QX60

  • Changes to the 2016 QX60 will be announced at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit in January




2015 Infiniti QX70 photo

2015 model shown

2016 Infiniti QX70

  • No significant changes after long-wheelbase model debuted in 2015
  • New Premium Select Edition package for standard-wheelbase trim levels featuring exterior and interior accents, 20-in. aluminum alloy wheels, and rear spoiler




2016 Infiniti QX80 photo2016 Infiniti QX80

  • New Signature Edition limited to 1,000 units with driver-assistance and split bench packages, Saddle Tan high-contrast interior, bodyside moldings, and chrome mirror caps
  • One new exterior color for QX80 Limited: Hermosa Blue (replaces Liquid Platinum)
  • Offered in three trim levels: QX80, QX80 AWD, and QX80 AWD Limited


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