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Infiniti Displays Refreshed QX60 Premium Crossover SUV at Detroit Auto Show

Infiniti Displays Refreshed QX60 Premium Crossover SUV at Detroit Auto Show

By Philly Murtha, January 14, 2016

Infiniti, Nissan Motor’s luxury division, revealed the refreshed, 7-seat QX60 midsize crossover SUV at the 2016 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. The new QX60 has some exterior design changes, including more sleek chrome accents in addition to interior upgrades and technology enhancements.

The 2016 QX60, which reaches U.S. showrooms this spring, features front-end fascia modifications with a fancier grille, and taillight styling enhancements that reflect the design of the Q50. It also comes with a set of new wheels. Bi-xenon headlights and LED daytime running lights have a new look, and new fog lights are worked into an updated bumper. Chrome trim adds a more premium look as well. Inside, the refreshed QX60 has been given a lift with new trim materials, seat quilting, and a new gearshift lever. Cockpit climate control also has been adjusted, and more USB ports for charging smartphones have been added for more functionality.

The redone QX60 is still powered by a 3.5-liter V-6 engine that generates 265 horsepower and 248 lb.-ft. of torque. Front-wheel drive is standard, but the QX60 is available with all-wheel drive (AWD). The stylish Infiniti midsize crossover also is available as a hybrid AWD variant powered by a 2.5-liter, inline 4-cylinder gasoline engine and electric motor that produce a combined 250 horsepower and 243 lb.-ft. of torque.

New advanced safety technology that includes emergency braking with pedestrian detection and the Infiniti brand’s predictive forward-collision warning system and backup collision alert system are also featured in the 2016 QX60.

Last year, Infiniti sold 36% more QX60s than in 2014 (41,770 vs. 30,723 units). The QX60 was Infiniti’s second-best-selling model after the Q50 in 2015, according to sales figures tracked by J.D. Power and auto forecasting partner LMC Automotive.

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